VenuesWest has delivered more than $40,000 in donations, sponsorship, and event tickets to Western Australians in the last financial year through its successful Community Partners Program.

Since VenuesWest’s Community Partners Program commenced in July 2016, benefits valuing more than $125,000 have been donated to thousands of deserving and disadvantaged West Australians facilitated through 14 non-for-profit organisations.

VenuesWest CEO David Etherton said it is a privilege to be able to give back to the community – venues bring people together to share experiences and the Community Partners program makes it possible for more of our community to participate.

“It is great that VenuesWest can work with these groups to provide opportunities and experiences that might otherwise be out of reach for the people touched by these community groups,” said Mr Etherton.

In the last financial year VenuesWest assisted the Starlight Foundation, St Vinnies, Make a Wish, Superfins, Mentally Health WA, and Autism West by providing a variety of benefits and opportunities with the objective to help reach their strategic objectives.

Some of the activities VenuesWest participated in was both sponsoring and participating in Autism West’s Team Sprint Cup event by providing full use of the pool facilities at HBF Stadium as well as putting a team together to participate in the event which helped them raise more than $40,000.

VenuesWest also supported Mentally Healthy WA’s trip to Newman in the Pilbara to deliver their Youth Connections program as well as providing venue space for our partners to host events, business network functions and staff engagement workshops.

VenuesWest staff relished the opportunity to directly get involved by working in teams to produce more than 1,100 blankets for the homeless and provide 31 back-to-school packs containing all of the school essentials for underprivileged children, as well as raising funds for St Vincent de Paul’s Annual Street Appeal through our Free Dress Day.

Included in this result, in the last financial year VenuesWest donated almost $30,000 worth of sport and entertainment tickets providing World Class experiences to some amazing events including Pink, Katy Perry, Foo Fighters and the World Rugby series.

"We are very excited to see what the future holds for our Community Partners and for the people they assist. With the increasing demand for so many of these services these partnerships will no doubt have a positive impact on so many people.”

In 2019-20 we welcomed three new local charities to the Program for a three-year period including Indigo Junction, Glass Jar Australia, and Fair Game. They will be joining Mentally Healthy WA who will be continuing for another year in our Community Partners Program.

Information about each organisation

Mentally Healthy WA

Mentally Healthy WA’s vision is to work toward a society that values mental health and where everyone has the opportunity to be mentally healthy. Furthermore, Mentally Healthy WA operates Act-Belong-Commit, a promotional campaign that aims to change attitudes towards mental health by encouraging people to be more open about mental health issues and inspire people to engage in activities that strengthen their mental wellbeing.

 

Glass Jar Australia

Shooting Stars is an initiative of Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA, with the program using netball and other rewards to engage Aboriginal girls living in remote parts of the State.

 

The program aims to increase school attendance rates, while promoting purposeful and healthy lifestyles through local collaboration.

 

Fair Game

Fair Game provides recycled sports equipment to young people in remote communities - promoting health, education and fitness among local youth. It aims to build community capacity to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Indigo Junction

Indigo Junction provides crisis and transitional accommodation, emergency relief support, and financial capability services to young people, families and individuals experiencing disadvantage in the Midland area and surrounding community.

 

The charity aims to build self-reliance through education and create lasting change by promoting economic and social participation through early intervention and prevention programs.