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Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contribute $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects.

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to get involved in giving and together make a significant impact in the greater Fremantle community.


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2 November – Impact100 Fremantle 2017 Voting and Awards Night 

Impact100 Fremantle is very pleased to invite you to the big one…the Voting & Awards night on the 2nd of November. Supporting Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Fremantle Come along and hear presentations from our 4 amazing finalists and watch as one applicant walks away with a game changing grant of $100,000 to support Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Fremantle. We warmly encourage you to bring along your friends and family to the Old Boys School to be part of a special occasion for the community. Join us! With just under two months to go until the Awards Night we are always looking for new donors to join this incredible giving initiative. Click here to become an Impact100 Fremantle 2017 Donor and be responsible for awarding $100,000. Night-Hoops-photograph-by-Dean-Smith-space.jpg Above: 2016 winner Night Hoops at last year’s Voting & Awards Night

Impact100 Fremantle Awards Night 2017

When 6.00 pm – 10pm, Thursday 2nd November   Where Old Boys School 92 Adelaide St Fremantle (Entry via the courtyard off Cantonment St)   Price $35.00 for Impact100 Fremantle donor tickets $20.00 for under 18 tickets $20.00 to bring a friend to learn more about Impact100 Fremantle Extra donations – make an extra donation to support the costs of the night for Impact100 Fremantle and the Fremantle Foundation Click here to purchase your tickets.   Our night includes:
  • 4 inspirational presentations from our finalists to learn how their projects support Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in greater Fremantle
  • An update from Night Hoops – our 2016 Impact100 Fremantle winner
  • Delicious catering from Clancy’s Fish Pub
  • Cash bar available for drinks
  • 2017 Impact100 Fremantle donors will have the chance to vote to help decide the winning recipient
  • Finally the Major Grant and Runner-Up Grants will be announced for 2017

Click here to purchase your tickets.

  Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contribute $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects. In 2017, to recognise the 1967 referendum we asked for ideas that support Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in Fremantle. Through collective giving our group has distributed over $475,000 to important community organisations in the greater Fremantle area. This has made an incredible impact for our previous three winners: Night Hoops, Growing Change, FORM/100 Hampton Rd Kitchen and Dismantle.  

Announcing our 4 finalists for this year!

We are pleased to present our finalists for 2017. One of the following organisations will receive a game changing grant of $100,000 at the Voting and Awards Night on 2nd of November:
  • MyKy – creating a tourist cultural trail along the Swan River celebrating local Aboriginal culture
  • Caralee Community School – a supported playgroup to inspire family learning
  • Fremantle PCYC – the Safe Space program to support disadvantaged young people
  • Ngalla Maya – providing training, employment, advocacy and mentoring to ex-offenders
To learn more about our four finalists and to their game changing projects, head to our website.

We are still looking for Donors

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to get involved in giving and together make a significant impact in your local community. It is not too late to join the Impact100 Fremantle community as a donor in 2017!

Click here to pledge your support.

We will continue taking donations right up until the Thursday 2nd of November.

Impact100 Fremantle


A community with a culture of giving.


We aim to:
  • Provide high-impact grants that reach underserved populations
  • Raise the profile of deserving and lesser known not-for-profits
  • Highlight unmet needs in our community
  • Increase philanthropy

Increasing Philanthropy

We inspire a rewarding giving experience by:
  • Sharing the joy of giving
  • Providing a “toe in the water” for philanthropy
  • Increase our awareness of local issues and organisations
  • Offering a range of unique opportunities for donors to be included in the giving process, these include:
    • 1 Launch
    • 8 site visits
    • 2 grant meetings
    • 1 Awards dinner

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to get involved in giving. Through a game changing grant Impact100 Fremantle addresses community needs. Through interaction with non-profit leaders Impact100 Fremantle offers rare insight into our community, which it turn encourages further engagement as Donors, volunteers and mentors.

How It Works

Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contribute $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects.

Our strategy includes making one primary grant of $100,000 each year – a game changing grant – empowering a local charity to dream bigger. Donors at an annual Grant Awards Dinner choose the grant recipient collectively. Donor involvement and learning is important to the strategy and process.

Who We Are

We are a group of Fremantle people, from all walks of life, pooling our resources to make a lasting, positive impact to the well-being of our community.

Impact100 Fremantle 2016


The Impact100 Fremantle donor community and supporters filled the Packenham Street Arts Space on 8 November 2016 to decide which of the four finalists for 2016 would walk away with a game changing $100,000 grant! Congratulations to Paul Malone and Griffin Longley of the Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project – their perseverance and hard work paid off and our donors were thoroughly impressed by their application and pitch. Lifting Horizons is a harm prevention charity that creates, runs and sources social inclusion and engagement projects to protect youth at risk from harm and support their positive choices to break the cycle of disadvantage.

In 2016 we asked, how do we create a culture of connection? We invited submissions for creative projects that enrich our community and public spaces with joy and inspiration. We encouraged initiatives that have strong collaboration to achieve this outcome. While creativity was a key theme this year, we were open to submissions from any area of social impact. Here were our final four:

  Fremantle Men’s Community Shed
Fremantle Men’s Community Shed is a non-profit organisation that evolved from an idea that men in the Fremantle area could benefit from having a “tooled up” shared shed facility to work on personal or community projects. The Shed will implement a 32×5 week specifically designed Shed based workshops over a 24-months period, focusing on working with wood and mental and social interaction. Partnerships will be drawn up with four target groups consisting of vulnerable youth, refugee men and women and persons living with mental illness. This project aims to create a non-judgemental positive environment that optimises interaction while building competence and confidence and moving towards re-engagement back into the community through collegiate support and achievement.

Lifting Horizons – Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project
Lifting Horizons is a harm prevention charity that creates, runs and sources social inclusion and engagement projects to protect youth at risk from harm and support their positive choices to break the cycle of disadvantage. The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project aims to engage at-risk or disengaged young people and offer safe and constructive activities and pathways on Saturday nights, where anti-social behaviour is at its peak, over the course of 48 weeks in 2017 to 2018. With food and transport provided, Night Hoops includes basketball, life skills workshops and engagement with cultural mentors and local volunteers. With the added opportunity for five participants to compete in a tournament and take part in a cultural exchange in Singapore.

MOMO – Creating Connections/Talking Objects
The Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO) Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides informal and lively interpretation of the Western Australia history through object driven workshops, exhibition and collaborative projects with a mobile museum that brings history and archaeology to life in schools and communities. The Creating Connections/Talking Objects project aims to engage and celebrate the history and contribution of the aged care communities of Fremantle, connecting them together with each other, the youth and their community environment. It is made up of “Creating connections through objects” which is an object-driven interactive workshop that connects the elderly and participating local school children through social history workshop and “My object, my story” which tells history stories through videos in unusual public spaces in Fremantle. It gives the silent elderly generation a voice and connects the young and old together to create a culture of respect.

Perth Symphony Orchestra – “Big Play Big Sing”
Perth Symphony Orchestra aims to bring about a music revolution in Western Australia and getting the widest possible involved by bringing world-class music to communities. The “Big Play Big Sing” project provides an opportunity for community members who have once learned an instrument or sung to do it again. Workshops and sectional rehearsals will be conducted with principal musicians with simple versions of the score for participants. This will lead to a mass orchestra and mass choir flashmob performance in Fremantle. “Big Play Big Song” will bring people together through music and performance.

2015 Impact100 Fremantle

In 2015 the focus for Impact100 Fremantle is Building Community Spirit.
We invited initiatives that connect disadvantaged people back into the Fremantle community.
We are looking for projects that:
  • break down barriers to opportunity and participation for disadvantaged people
  • have strong elements of collaboration (e.g. partnering with another organisation to create an outcome that neither organisation could achieve on its own)
  • activate or utilise public space making activities visible for the broader community

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In 2015 the focus for Impact100 Fremantle was Building Community Spirit.

Home grown talent Growing Change were awarded $100,000 to establish the exciting Fremantle Social Farm through the Fremantle Foundation’s Impact100 Fremantle giving circle.

This year a record $130,000 was raised allowing the three other finalists, Befriend, InclusionWA and Lifting Horizons (Night Hoops), to walk away with $10,000.

$100,000 Major Grant Recipient: Growing Change – Fremantle Social Farm

Fremantle Social Farm is an initiative of Growing Change Australia Ltd. It is a micro-farming venture that utilises unused land, connects with vulnerable individuals and fosters group therapeutic care through horticultural programming. The grant will allow Growing Change to provide 100 horticultural scholarships for 100 vulnerable people in Fremantle over a two-year period.

After the 12 week introduction, graduates have the opportunity to lease farm land and maintain a private or shared plot, and continue harvesting produce which Growing Change sells to existing customer networks. The revenue from produce sales is shared amongst the participants, allowing them to receive a modest income as well as reinvest in further developments on their micro-farm business.

The project will deliver a sustainable community-based model to recovery, facilitate a coordinated approach to achieving social impact, and provide person-centred support for long-term solutions to mental illness, homelessness and social isolation in Fremantle.

Finalist $10,000: Lifting Horizons – The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project

The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project aims to engage at-risk, or disengaged young people, aged 12-18, and offer them safe and constructive activities on a Saturday night. The project will run over 48 weeks. There is additional opportunity for at least five young people from the program to compete in an international tournament in Singapore and to take part in a cultural exchange at United World College.
The Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project involves the very tangible success of keeping young people off the street and out of trouble, along with the more intangible successes of positively impacting their lives and helping to build cohesion in the Fremantle community. http://www.nighthoops.org/

Finalist $10,000: Inclusion WA – Freo-Connect Sport and Recreation Program

The concept for the Freo-Connect Sport and Recreation Program has been developed by Inclusion WA to address community concern surrounding high rates of crime; disengagement of local youth; and increasing rates of substance abuse; anti-social behaviour and truancy.   The program aims to improve the ability of local groups to cater for community members who are having difficulties across various parts of their lives. Inclusion WA train and mentor sporting clubs, recreational groups and individuals to assist the engagement or reengagement of those who are currently isolated. The program aims to be inclusive – to connect people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with existing local groups – by closing the physical and social distances separating people and with this it aims to bring everyone together and promote a friendly, welcoming Fremantle community. http://www.inclusionwa.org.au/

Finalist $10,000: Befriend Inc. – Befriend Fremantle Social Connector Project

The Befriend Social Network is an existing Perth-based network of social inclusion that creates opportunities for individuals to form new connections, whilst simultaneously influencing a broader cultural change around the inclusion of all individuals as valued, participating members of the community. The network empowers people at risk of social exclusion, including people with a disability, people with mental illness, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to enhance their social and community participation through regular, localised small-scale social activities.

The events of the network enable marginalised, socially excluded individuals to participate in everyday community activities, meet new people and form genuine connections through sharing meaningful social experiences with others. http://www.befriend.org.au


2015 Committee Members include:

  • David McDonald (Chair)
  • Cass Beeson
  • Jane Cowling
  • Connie Handcock
  • Santo Merenda
  • Liesbeth Goedhart
  • Andrew Mostyn
  • Gabe Mostyn
  • Mayor Brad Pettitt
  • Dylan Smith
  • Keryth Cattalini
  • Ros de Souza
  • Stefanie Dobro
  • Yvonne Townes

2014 Impact100 Fremantle Finalists

Last year Impact100 Fremantle donors collectively raise $115,000 for four inspiring finalists. Here are the details of last years winners. FORM – 100 Hampton Road – Major Grant Recipient – $100,000

The 100 Hampton Road project aims to build personal and community wellbeing through cooking classes and communal eating onsite at the local lodging house by installing a commercial kitchen. 100 Hampton Road provides supportive accommodation to some of the most underprivileged people in our community. Many residents have mental health issues, substance abuse problems and are living isolated lives with limited social connections. form.org.au

DADAA – Finalist Grant Recipient – $5,000

DADAA will provide high level art programs for women and children experiencing mental health and homelessness in the Fremantle area. The project will engage participants at iconic Fremantle locations, build valuable skills and empower personal growth through artistic expression. www.dadaa.org.au

South Lake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood Centre – Noongar Rangers – Finalist Grant Recipient – $5,000 (plus an anonymous donation of $5,000)

Noongar Rangers is an educational and life-skills program, providing strong beginnings and cultural pride for Noongar children, aged 6-12 years. Noogar Ranges programs have previously led to significant increase in school attendance.The successful program has clear preventative strategies and supports alleviation of social isolation for children and their families. www.facebook.com/OtteyCentre

St. Patricks Community Support Centre (St. Pats) – The Fremantle Community Hub – Finalist Grant Recipient – $5,000

The Fremantle Community Hub will be a ground breaking project that will support the most vulnerable in our community, particularly those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by bringing services together, in the one place, for the first time. This will ensure service users are able to readily gain access to what they need to support them on their journey to independence and quality of life.  www.stpats.com.au

Impact100 Fremantle

In 2017 we're marking 50 years since the 1967 Referendum with major grant of $100,000 to support Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing in the Fremantle area. But we need your help. Give $1,000 and make a $100,000 difference. Find out more.

Fremantle Ball 2017

In Support Of The Fremantle Foundation
Put Friday 11 August 2017 in your diary and tell your friends, because the annual Fremantle Ball returns for another fabulous evening celebrating community spirit and compassion in Fremantle!