Community grant recipients September 2020 | City of Fremantle

Community grant recipients September 2020

Repair Cafe Fremantle 

Seven projects were awarded funding in the City of Fremantle’s Arts and Community Grants September 2020 round. The community grants program supports projects and initiatives that make a positive contribution to Fremantle’s community. The next grant round will be held in March 2021.

Sub-Ek- Denise Groves

Indigenous Spirituality - Wayapa Wuurrk

Described as a form of Indigenous yoga/tai chi, Wayapa Wuurrk teaches mindfulness by incorporating Indigenous philosophy with a series of coordinated movements. The practice emphasises the importance of slowing down and reconnecting with one’s surroundings, most notably nature. Wayapa Wuurrk uses a variety of techniques by focusing on breathing and a series of gentle physical movements. Workshops will be held at Fremantle Women’s Health Centre, Manjaree at the University of Notre Dame and Replants.
Project timeline: February–August 2021
Grant: $3750

South Fremantle Corner Pocket

PorchFest

Planned for Harbour Street in South Fremantle, PorchFest will see local musicians performing on neighbour’s porches for free.
Project timeline: 9 May 2021
Grant: $5000

Repair Cafe Fremantle Inc.

Repair Cafe Fremantle

Repair Cafe Fremantle (RCF) is a community facilitated waste management initiative aiming to reduce landfill by offering free repairs to household items whilst simultaneously encouraging the retention of repair practice and waste minimisation in the community.
RCF aims to assist with community recovery from COVID-19 by encouraging volunteer participation and improving community inclusiveness.
RCF is held on the first Sunday of each month. The repair session lasts for two hours and all community members are welcome to attend. Normally, RCF facilitates 10 repair sessions per year (no repair session in January or July due to school holidays).
Project timeline: 11 November 2020–11 November 2020
Grant: $1500

Fremantle Wesley Mission

Wesley Link Project

The provision of a meal and a safe place to meet in the City of Fremantle. The project provides conversation and an opportunity to share and receive some personal help with respect and understanding.
Project timeline: 30 October 2020–30 June 2021
Grant: $2160

Leighton Community Action Network Inc (LCAN Inc)

Leighton Community Action Network Sustainability Program

Leighton Beach Repair Program Stage 1: In association with the City of Fremantle, Cottesloe Coastcare and other Perth coastal land management and natural resource management experts, LCAN Inc will establish a team of interested community members to undertake a series of dune restoration works across the Leighton Beach zone. It will include dune weeding and the strategic replanting of suitable plant species across the fore and secondary dune areas. Much of the Leighton Beach zone needs urgent protection, restoration and general ongoing maintenance.
Project timeline: 1 June–31 August 2021
Grant: $2000

Tender Funerals Perth Ltd

The Festival of Remembrance and The River of Ribbon Project

White Gum Valley residents will be invited to participate in The River of Ribbon Project by tying a ribbon around a tree in their front yard, front door, or letterbox. The ribbons will be hand delivered over the month January. This ribbon represents the legacy of their loved one who has died. The ribbons also represent the connectivity of our neighbourhood, the universality of loss and remembrance and a physical motif to connect strangers to neighbours and neighbours to community. The River of Ribbon Project will be the first step residents take to participate in the Festival of Remembrance held the following month.

The Festival of Remembrance will be held on 7 February 2021 at Sullivan Community Hall. The Festival is a multigenerational, family friendly event promoting death literacy education, interactive workshops, creative and artistic installations, children’s literature on death and dying, information sessions on Compassionate Communities and much more.
Project timeline: 16 November 2020–8 February 2021
Grant: $4000

Women’s Informal Network (WIN)

Women’s Informal Network (WIN)

The Women’s Informal Network (WIN) promotes positive outcomes for the at-risk group of women over 50 in the Fremantle area. Women over 50 are at risk of high levels of un(der)employment and homelessness, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to depression, isolation and alienation, drug and alcohol abuse, and all forms of violence. COVID-19 has added greater severity to these issues and exacerbated social isolation. Meaningful social connection is the antidote.

The project offers a comprehensive and highly participatory 26-week Women’s Informal Network Program to be run from 25 November 2020 to 24 May 2021 to provide a safe place for women to meet other women to strengthen their social support networks, levels of resilience, participate in activities and events and access community resources.
Project timeline: 25 November 2020–27 May 2021
Grant: $4030
 

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