VenuesWest Community Partner Program
In early 2016, VenuesWest established the VenuesWest Community Partners Program, which saw VenuesWest join with a small and specific group of charity organisations for the 2016/17 financial year offering tailored opportunities and benefits to assist them in achieving their core objectives.
As part of the VenuesWest Community Partners Program, the benefits to the successful charities include:
- A monthly donation from the VenuesWest staff free dress initiative alternating between each selected charity
- Acknowledgment as a Community Partner of the venue through VenuesWest marketing channels. For example, digital screen network, website and social media.
- The cost of venue hire waived for a charity event held at a VenuesWest self-managed venue.
- Provision of event tickets at a VenuesWest venue for fundraising purposes
- Provision of event tickets to use at a case by case basis (subject to availability)
- Promotion of campaigns and events through the VenuesWest database.
- The opportunity for volunteers to collect donations from patrons at a VenuesWest self-managed event nominated by VenuesWest management.
- Opportunities for VenuesWest employees to support the charity by volunteering/assisting.
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.
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.
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. They aim to build self-reliance through education and create lasting change by promoting the end goal of economic and social participation through early intervention and prevention programs.
Shooting Stars (SS) is an initiative of Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA; its purpose is to increase school attendance rates for Aboriginal girls living in Western Australia's remote towns and communities, whilst promoting purposeful and healthy lifestyles through localised collaboration. They do this by using netball and other rewards to engage participants.
Fair Game provides unique health education and fitness programs along with recycled sports equipment, to young people in under-serviced and remote communities in Western Australia building community capacity to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The programs aim to reduce the risk of lifestyle related disease, build social cohesion and improve mental well-being.