In May 2015 Aboriginal business leader and CEO of Kulbardi Office and Stationery Supplies, Kim Collard, established the Kulbardi Fund with the Fremantle Foundation.
The Kulbardi Fund was created to provide opportunities for disadvantaged members of the Aboriginal community particularly through employment and training, and the development of community projects specific to their needs.
The Kulbardi Entrepreneurs Program 2017 ran from the 30th January this year – it is a practical, empowering 10 day program enabling young Aboriginal men and women to learn about enterprise creation and enterprise pathways.
The program’s worth can be seen from tracking alumni.
Baldja Moort is a small business owned and operated by program graduates Jay McClean and Dakota Baker, performing traditional dances and workshops and events and schools in Western Australia.
After completion of the pilot entrepreneur program in 2015 the boys completed year 12 while performing 100 paid gigs throughout the year.
In June 2015 they went on to meet the Prime Minister in Canberra after performing in the Great Hall in Parliament House to a crowd of more than 500 dignitaries and invited guests.
In 2016, both boys enrolled in a bridging course at UWA.
We look forward to sharing the successes of this year’s graduates with you in the future.
The Fair Tradie Project Fund was established by Luke Ray, a Perth tradie, to support the ongoing work of the Fair Tradie Project which leads teams of local WA tradies to disadvantaged countries. Together they have an incredible learning experience, while sharing their skills to create sustainable housing.
Earlier this year the Fremantle Foundation distributed a grant to support the work of a group of local tradie who travelled to Uganda to use their skills to assist Project Penial.
Project Penial is a community focused initiative that when complete will consist of ten houses, a poultry farm, rain harvest systems, solar power and running water.
The ten houses will allow up to 100 orphans and their caregivers to live in a self sufficient, self funded, safe environment with children being raised in a family home setting rather than institutional setting.
During their trip the Aussie tradies helped complete house number 5 so the next group of 10 children and their caregivers were able to move in.
Impact100 Fremantle is about to launch for another year of high impact giving.
The launch event is a great opportunity learn more about the Impact100 Fremantle experience and hear an inspiring update from our 2016 major grant recipient Night Hoops.
The more the merrier so please bring your friends, family and colleagues and help us launch Impact100 Fremantle. All are welcome.
The bigger our circle grows, the greater the impact we can have.
Your invitation to the Impact100 Fremantle Launch Night 2017
- Thursday 30th March 2017
- Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle
- FREE Nibbles provided
Click Here to RSVP to the Launch Night
Learn why hundreds of Freo locals are choosing Impact100 Fremantle…In the last four years Impact100 Fremantle donors have raised an incredible $475,000 for incredible local projects. Click below to watch and learn more…
Join the Impact100 Fremantle community
Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to come together and make a positive difference in our local community.
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.
We hope to see you at the Impact100 Fremantle launch.
As Night Hoops wrap up another successful 6 week tournament, engaging at-risk and disengaged young people through basketball, life skills workshops and engagement with cultural mentors and local volunteers, they’ve already started looking to the future.
Winning the Impact100 Fremantle grant last month has allowed Night Hoops to expand their successful tournament program and double the current schedule to four tournaments a year, offering participants greater consistency through safe and constructive activities and pathways on Saturday nights, where anti-social behaviour is at its peak.
2017 will also see the Night Hoops Southside tournament move closer to the heart of Fremantle, thanks to the generous cooperation of Christian Brothers’ College Fremantle.
We look forward to following Night Hoops’ journey next year and keeping you up-to-date with their continued successes.
Perth based property development company Ardross Group have taken corporate philanthropy to the next level with recent donations totalling $980,000, which it has set aside for the long term wellbeing of the communities of Jurien Bay and MillBridge near Bunbury.
The generous donations are managed by the Fremantle Foundation, which specialises in hosting charitable funds for individuals, families and businesses who wish to leave a lasting legacy to their community.
With $300 gifted from every lot sold in their regional developments, Ardross Group have quietly created significant endowment funds that can now support the long-term health of the Jurien Bay and MillBridge communities.
CEO of Ardross Group, David Lantzke, said he was proud of the role his company play in the local community in which they operate and the social impact being made:
“In Jurien Bay we’ve created a fund worth $175,000 that will be managed for the future by the Fremantle Foundation and be used to support great community projects. We also made a recent contribution of $500,000 to a fantastic project that will eventually see a recreational coastal path be constructed between Jurien Bay and Cervantes – an exciting iconic piece of infrastructure for the region.
Executive Officer of the Fremantle Foundation, Dylan Smith, said the way in which Ardross group have structured their giving will create an ongoing benefit to the local communities in which it operates.
“We’re pleased to assist the Ardross Group make a difference, not just this year but in perpetuity. It’s a great result for these two WA communities.
“The best way to make the biggest impact over the long term is to create a charitable fund for your giving.”
Since 2010 the Fremantle Foundation, through the generous support of locals, has built up unique expertise in community giving and social impact. And as the only community foundation in WA north of Denmark we are increasingly being asked to support people and communities outside of Fremantle with their giving. They want to do what we are doing. The culture of giving and the impact we’ve created here in Fremantle is being noticed.
So in the past 12 months we have started to work at the request of locals in regional WA and other metropolitan areas of Perth. They want to support their community in the same way Fremantle locals support theirs. This is an opportunity for us grow our impact and take this little Fremantle idea elsewhere. Not for the first or last time, it’s a chance for Fremantle to punch above our weight and lead the way.
We will never take our focus away from Fremantle. Indeed as we grow, we have a greater capacity to support the important issues facing our community.
On Saturday 26th November we visited our 2015 Impact100 Fremantle winner, Growing Change. Approximately 30 donors and supporters joined Renee Gardiner at the Fremantle Social Farm for morning tea. We also planted our own coriander pots, were given a tools demonstration and even harvested some carrots!
See more photos from the site visit on our Facebook page.
To learn why hundreds of Freo locals are choosing Impact100 Fremantle, and to see how you can make a difference click here.
Congratulations to the 2016 Impact100 Fremantle major grant winner, Night Hoops!
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 – 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. 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.
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. On Tuesday 8th November our donors came together to choose the major grant recipient for 2016. Congratulations to our 2016 major grant recipient Night Hoops and our three Finalists Perth Symphony Orchestra, Fremantle Men’s Community Shed and Museum of Moving Objects – MOMO.
Thank you to all of our donors for your generous contributions. See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Come along, bring your friends and family to learn more about Impact100 Fremantle and see one of our Final 4 community organisations walk away with a game changing grant of $100,000.
Above: 2015 winner Growing Change at last year’s Voting & Awards Night
Impact100 Fremantle Awards Night 2016
6.30 pm – 10pm, Tuesday 8th November
PSAS (Pakenham Street Arts Space)
22 Pakenham St Fremantle
$55.00 per person
Your night includes:
- Complimentary drink on arrival (cash bar will then be available)
- Delicious nibbles incorporating fresh produce from Growing Change
- An update from Growing Change – our 2015 Impact100 Fremantle winner
- We will hear 4 inspirational presentations from our finalists and learn how their projects will create a culture of connection in greater Fremantle
- Then 2016 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 2016
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 2016 we asked How do we build a culture of connection?
We invited submisisons for creative projects that enrich our community and public spaces with joy and inspiration.
Through collective giving our group has distributed over $360,000 to important community organisations in the greater Fremantle area.
This has made an incredible impact for our previous three winners: Growing Change, FORM and Dismantle.
We are pleased to present our 2016 Finalists!
- Fremantle Men’s Community Shed
- Museum of Moving Objects
- Night Hoops Youth Engagement Project
- Perth Symphony Orchestra
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 2016!
We will continue taking donations right up until the Tuesday 8th November.
We’re excited to introduce the Final 4 for Impact100 Fremantle 2016.
The Fremantle Men’s Community Shed 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.
The Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO) 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.
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.
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.
Save the Date: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Put it in your diaries - the Impact100 Fremantle Voting and Awards Night is an evening not to be missed!
This is your opportunity as an Impact100 Fremantle donor to vote for the organisation you want to win the game changing $100,000 grant.
If you haven’t already become an Impact100 Fremantle Member for 2016 DONATE NOW to become part of a community with a culture of giving.