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David Wirrpanda Foundation

To improve the outlook for Aboriginal Australians we must work together to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our society. We can achieve this by empowering and building capacity among Aboriginal people and their communities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Education & Training,Food

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<p> The Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices. This is the basis for all of our mentoring programs. The focus is to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school, and improve their life choices after leaving school by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce.</p> <p> The Foundation now employs 18 fulltime and 18 part time role models and has a team of dedicated volunteers. This year has seen DWF staff and role models undertake a variety of training to ensure quality delivery of our programs. Mentors have completed Senior First Aid, Food Cents course, Certificate 3 in Drug and Alcohol Counselling training, Suicide Prevention training, Nuts and Bolts, Moorditj Training (sexual health) from Family Planning WA.</p> <p> The Foundation has a dual responsibility to not only develop and deliver its program but to build capacity amongst the staff.has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p> <p> Since commencing operations in 2005, the Foundation has established six successful programs in Perth, regional areas in Western Australia as well as in Victoria and New South Wales.</p>

Fair Game

Fair Game's mission is to engage under-serviced Australian communities through unique health education and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment.

  • Charity:Aboriginal,Mental Health,Refugees,Sport & Recreation
  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports

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  • Sports:Basketball

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<p> Fair Game Australia is a health charity with an innovative approach to reducing inequality for under-serviced Australians via recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> The DGR charity is an award winning grass-roots volunteer lead organisation making significant impact for thousands of Aboriginal and CALD Australians each year across remote and urban communities.</p> <p> We have three core programs delivered by youthful volunteers in partnership with communities.</p> <p> Vision: To enable all Australians to have access to the benefits of healthy choices through recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> Values: Fit & Healthy Communities, Inspiration & Education, Teamwork & Leadership, Sustainability & Recycling</p> <p> Target Populations: CALD Communities (migrants, refugees), Indigenous Australians, Low SES Australians, Mental Health Sufferers, Chronic Disease Sufferers, Adolescent Females</p>

National Trust of Australia (WA)

The National Trust of Australia is a community-based, non-government organisation, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage

  • Charity:Aboriginal
  • Type:Charity

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The Australian National Trust movement was established in New South Wales in 1945 by Annie Wyatt who, along with a group of other citizens, raised community consciousness of widespread destruction of the built and natural heritage in Sydney.

The National Trust movement quickly spread across Australia with the other States establishing National Trust offices throughout the 1950's and 60's. The Northern and Australian Capital Territories were the last to establish a National Trust in 1976. Each State and Territory National Trust is fully autonomous entity in its own right responsible for managing its own affairs.

Collectively the organisation owns or manages over 300 heritage places (the majority held in perpetuity), manages a volunteer workforce of 7000 while also employing about 350 people nationwide.

The National Trusts are the only conservation organisations in Australia concerned with all aspects of heritage, natural and cultural, tangible and intangible. We are the pre-eminent independent community bodies that promote conservation of and access to Australia’s unique natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage.

We rely heavily on community support generated through membership subscriptions, sponsorship, donations and bequests, property admissions and retail sales. Of the collective total operational revenue generated by the organisation less than 10% is sourced from government
 

Read Write Now Adult Literacy Program

46% of the adult Australian population has problems with everyday functional literacy. If you can read this, perhaps you can help an adult to read.

  • Charity:Employment & Training,Family,Local Community,Aboriginal,Education & Training
  • Type:Charity

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Read Write Now has operated in Western Australia for over 40 years.  The program trains and supports volunteer tutors to work one-to-one with adults who come from all walks of life and who want to improve their reading and writing skills. 

  • Some run their own businesses
  • Some need additional skills for a promotion
  • Some are unemployed
  • Some are TAFE students needing help with courses
  • Some are parents who want to read to their children, assist with homework or correspond with the school.

There should be no shame attached to problems with literacy, yet many people have suffered humiliation.  Read Write Now provides a flexible learning environment where confidentiality is assured.

There are volunteers throughout the metropolitan area and in some regional centres throughout WA.  If you would like to be a volunteer in this program or you know someone who would benefit from the assistance offered, call 1800 018 802 or check out the website at www.read-write-now.org

 

The Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Local Community,Sport & Recreation

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Using the passion that Aboriginal boys have for football allows Clontarf to attract the boys to school. But it is not a sporting program.

Each Clontarf Academy, formed in partnership with the local school, is focussed on encouraging behavioural change, developing positive attitudes, assisting students to complete school and secure employment. Fundamental to this, is the development of values, skills and abilities that will assist the boys to achieve better life outcomes.

Through a diverse mix of activities, the full-time, local Clontarf staff mentor and counsel students while the school caters for the educational needs of each student.

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Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys on the campus of the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth, Western Australia in 2000, the Foundation has grown rapidly and has been consistently successful.

We now cater for approximately 2,800 boys in 54 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.

UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of tens of thousands of Western Australians every year.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Disabilities,Drugs & Alcohol,Family,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Mental Health

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UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of WA families and individuals each year.

UnitingCare West provides a diverse range of holistic programs which enable those most in need in the WA community to belong and thrive. UnitingCare West operates over 35 community service programs from 17 sites across WA, reaching as far north as Merriwa and as far south as Great Southern. UnitingCare West’s innovative and creative services seek to work in partnership with and meet the needs of those most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community to create justice, hope and opportunity for all. UnitingCare West’s work is based on the values of empathy, respect, inclusiveness, integrity and commitment

Programs include: accommodation for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; community based recreation and respite for carers and people who are living with a disability; community engagement and social inclusion; community mental health; crisis accommodation and transitional housing; a day centre for marginalised individuals and people experiencing homelessness; financial counselling and emergency relief; family preservation and re-unification; foster care for children and young adults; food rescue and food provision; group and transition homes for adults who are living with a disability; housing support for people experiencing mental health challenges; peer support for young people; regional and rural support for young people with diverse sexuality and gender; transition and re-entry support for ex-offenders; as well as a women’s refuge.  In addition, UnitingCare West runs The Warehouse Café, an activity for social benefit where participants from UnitingCare West’s Community Options program are given opportunities for community connection, building life skills, training, and the possibility to move into open employment. 

Wesfarmers Limited

Wesfarmers is committed to supporting communities through funding, sponsorships and in-kind support.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Environmental,Local Community

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WESFARMERS AND THE COMMUNITY

We will make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

For more than 100 years, Wesfarmers has been actively involved in the community. With its first origins as a farmers’ cooperative in 1915, Wesfarmers has long held the belief that to have a healthy business, you must have strong, vibrant communities in which to live and work.

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening's mission is to heal Aboriginal people's mind body and spirit.

  • Type:Association,Aboriginal,Charity
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Drugs & Alcohol,Health,Mental Health

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<p> Wungening seeks to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and other substances on individuals, families and communities that strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit.</p> <p> In 1988 a group of forty local Aboriginal people met to discuss their concerns that mainstream services were not responding effectively to the needs of Aboriginal people in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. A decision was made to set up an Aboriginal service that catered more appropriately to Aboriginal needs. The service became known as the Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc (NASAS) and was incorporated in 1989. By 1993 NASAS had purchased an office and program facility base in East Perth from where it conducted counselling, family intervention, community development, education and drug awareness programs and always in the context of “our people’s needs are our major priority”.</p> <p> The Board of Director made the decision to put forward a special resolution to the members in 2015 to consider a name “Wungening Aboriginal Corporation”.  This was endorsed by the Board and members.</p>

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