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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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Donor List 2015

Click here to see a list of businesses and people who have pledged to Impact100 Fremantle in 2015 - as of 12 November 2015.

Impact100 Fremantle 2016

In 2016 we ask:
How do we create a culture of connection?
We are inviting submissions for creative projects that enrich our community and public spaces with joy and inspiration.

We encourage initiatives that have strong collaboration to achieve this outcome.

While creativity is a key theme this year, we are open to submissions from any area of social impact.

We are open to all ideas. Initiatives may create a culture of connection through:
  • activities – such as the arts, cultural or health based programs
  • demographics – such as young people, the aged or by gender, racial or cultural grounds
  • causes – such as mental wellbeing, homelessness or social isolation.
 
Introducing the Impact100 Fremantle 2016 shortlist:


Befriend Inc. – Seats Not Taken

Befriend
aims to break down social barriers that create and perpetuate the social exclusion of marginalised individuals. Seats Not Taken will help grow a culture of connection through the use of 40 vacant seats all over Fremantle to spark conversations between strangers. These public seats will be transformed with quirky and engaging “Seat Not Taken” signage that informs sitters it is a safe place to sit and converse with strangers, helping break through unseen social barriers and creating new opportunities for people to form new connections. Partnerships with local community organisations can be used as a channel for targeting people experiencing social isolation, homelessness or those with disabilities, mental ill-health and culturally or linguistic diverse people.

Camera Story – See the Whole World in Fremantle
Camera Story was established for the public charitable purpose of promoting visual arts, particularly photography, by, without limitation, educating people in the visual arts and promoting their work through establishing educational and promotional digital networks. See the Whole World in Fremantle aims to unite the greater Fremantle area by sharing stories through imagery and celebrating them in public space. A purpose-built mobile workshop and exhibition space will move throughout Fremantle with free creative photography workshops and a portrait studio. A mobile app will also be created to support the sharing of one’s photo stories. The public will be engaged to share their story through the two mediums and all photos will be collated into a digital archive for a public art exhibition in Fremantle. This project connects the Fremantle community through shared narratives, creative and accessible participation in community art and public space engagement and sharing skills and promoting photography by utilising modern technology to display the community curated visual archive documenting the stories of people in Fremantle.

Cultural Corridors – Eldership
Cultural Corridors aims to promote a unifying dialogue sitting within the space that lies between Western and Indigenous world views. This project plans to develop a Noongar Eldership in the Fremantle area with initiatives such as cultural and language revival, vocational education and training and building understanding of Noongar culture among Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. A series of educative, creative and business opportunities would be available for all, such as Cultural Economies Business Training and Storytelling. These workshops will provide skills training and offer insight into the Noongar culture. The Fremantle community and visitors can then engage with the essence of the Noongar culture though the people, their stories, knowledge and wisdom.

DADAA – Dance Hall
DADAA is a non-profit community arts and cultural development organisation focusing on creating significant positive social change with targeted arts and cultural programs. Dance Hall is a project aiming to reduce social isolation by addressing social connection and facilitating interaction. Weekly dance workshops will be held for the young, ageing, people with an experience of mental illness or disability, LGBTQI individuals and the wider community. Dance classes lead to a fortnightly dance consisting of a one-hour crash course and a main dance that is split equally between group and duo dances. An old-style, yesteryear dance hall can evoke nostalgia while playing and having fun.

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 at a community concert in Fremantle. “Big Play Big Song” will bring people together through music and performance.

Impact100 Fremantle

Vision

A community with a culture of giving.

Purpose

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.


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.
growingchange.net.au



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

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  

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

Impact100 Fremantle

In 2015 the focus for Impact100 Fremantle is Building Community Spirit. We are inviting initiatives that connect disadvantaged people back into the Fremantle community. This is your chance to help. Find out more

Fremantle Ball 2016 – Friday July 29th – in support of the Fremantle Foundation

Join us for an inspiring and entertaining night with exciting Live and Silent auctions. Your support goes to our community’s most disadvantaged youth and families. read more.