VenuesWest selects charities to support each year with a range of benefits
The Community Partners Program is a partnership between VenuesWest and a select group of charity organisations offering tailored opportunities and benefits to assist them in achieving their core objectives.
2018/19 Community Partners
The 2018/19 Community Partners have been chosen and as such VenuesWest would like to welcome Mentally Healthy WA to the Program for a two year period.
Chosen by a panel of VenuesWest team members, the hard work and commitment shown by these charities within the local community was recognised and as such these charities have been confirmed for 2018/19;
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.
Programs include Youth Connectors, Mentally Healthy Schools WA, Aboriginal (Standing Strong Together) and the Pilbara Capacity Building Programs.
Autism West is a Western Australian not-for-profit providing unique opportunities for children, teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum to gain skills and experience, enabling them to connect successfully with others and the world around them. We aim to motivate them, build their strengths, and provide a platform for achieving great things. Together, we develop projects that engage and challenge, teaching them skills for life.
Autism West runs a variety of highly successful social groups, including the Telethon Holiday Makers Program for ages 5-18, Awesome Group for ages 10-15, YES Group for ages 13-18, Step into Social for ages 18-30, and special interest programs such as Coding, Music and Visual Arts. They also coordinate events such as the annual Autism West Symposium, to ensure families have access to the latest information.
Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter.
Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest reaching children’s charity in Australia. There is a Starlight Express Room and over 130 Captain Starlights in every children’s hospital nationally. Supporting sick kids regardless of illness, injury or age, Starlight’s hospital programs are uniquely Australian and exist nowhere else in the world. Last year, Starlight granted 525 life-changing wishes and supported more than 425,000 sick kids and their families.
The St Vincent de Paul Society, fondly known as Vinnies, was established in Western Australia in 1865 and supports the community through visitations that provide emergency relief assistance, recovery-focused mental health services, a range of services to prevent or alleviate homelessness, recreational programs for children and teens, financial counselling, migrant and refugee programs, distribution centre operations and retail shops, while advocating for the people it assists and encouraging a greater understanding of social justice issues.
As part of this program, VenuesWest will provide in-kind donations, utilise current resources, venue use and services to this select list of charities until 30 June 2018.
Many of these charities are either affiliated with VenuesWest through venue use, staff connection or previous involvement.