VenuesWest's successful Community Partners Program has welcomed three new local charities for a two-year period, beginning July 1, 2019.
- VenuesWest welcomes three new charities to their Community Partners Program
- New charities Indigo Junction, Shooting Stars and Fair Game
Indigo Junction, Shooting Stars and Fair Game will join existing partner Mentally Healthy WA, which has a year left in its partnership.
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 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 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.
VenuesWest farewelled previous partners Autism West, Starlight Children's Foundation and St Vincent de Paul Society WA, thanking them for their strong contribution during their partnerships.
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"It is so important for Venueswest to give back to the community. I'm proud to see VenuesWest are working directly with these groups to provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be out of reach for many members of the community.
"It is fitting that these new charities have a focus on linking grassroots sport with local groups and engaging with Aboriginal communities, especially following the recent launch of their Reconciliation Action Plan."
Comments attributed to Shooting Stars executive officer Fran Haintz:
"Glass Jar Australia and the Shooting Stars program are thrilled to become a VenuesWest Community Partner.
"The impact of community partnerships such as this is twofold, providing both financial support and excellent exposure for our program, as well as assisting in growing the understanding of how important Shooting Stars is across Western Australia's rural and remote communities."
Comment attributed to Indigo Junction chief executive Adele Stewart:
"We are very excited to partner with VenuesWest through their Community Partners Program. With the increase in demand for our services over recent months, the partnership will assist us as we provide additional support to people in the local community."