Fundraising Partner 2019
Make your swim count!
In 2019, Port to Pub is supporting the Fremantle Foundation and its work supporting groups in need in the Fremantle area and surrounds.
The Port to Pub event starts at Leighton Beach in North Fremantle and we feel strongly about giving back to the community that supports us.
The Port to Pub team has decided to support the Fremantle Foundation - a community foundation that inspires giving and distributes grants to various important charities and community organisations in Fremantle and surrounds.
Addressing issues such as poverty, health and wellbeing, education, and strengthening communities - read on for more examples
Some of the groups Fremantle Foundation supports include Fremantle PCYC, Tomorrow Man, Night Hoops, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Ngalla Maya Aboriginal Employment Access
It is a great way for Port to Pub to lend its support to a wide range of groups who need it most.
Groups benefiting from Fremantle Foundation's support:
Fremantle PCYC - Providing a Safe Space
The Fremantle PCYC Safe Space program provides young people with a safe environment away from home and school where life can sometimes be challenging and difficult.
Many of the young people at Safe Space are exposed to domestic violence, substance abuse, poverty and bullying. The young people are often disengaged from school; there is not a clear pathway to a future where there are jobs or a sense of belonging to a community.
The Fremantle Foundation’s support of the Safe Space program, has allowed Fremantle PCYC to provide significant opportunities to young people over the past year; fitness, nutrition, support and guidance that was able to improve the self-esteem and self-worth of the young attendees.
Financial support from the Fremantle Foundation has allowed Fremantle PCYC to commence new youth diversionary programs, designed to attract and engage with different segments of Fremantle's young people.
Safe Sistas is a spin on the Safe Space program, which is aimed at young women specifically, bringing them together for one night a week to learn personal development in an environment that is supportive and safe, without judgement or distractions. It’s a place the girls feel safe, hang with friends, get away from their troubles at home and learn some valuable life skills such as resume writing, cooking and personal development.
The Gnarniny Program at Hilton Harvest Community Garden is a food-based program where participants grow, harvest and then prepare their own food - they learn lessons in nutrition, taking care of things and working with others.
The PCYC has also been able to introduce a Breakfast Club for up to 20 children who were often attending the Safe Space afternoon program hungry because they hadn’t been able to eat breakfast or lunch. The Breakfast Program is improving food security and nutrition for these children and providing them with a better opportunity to excel academically, emotionally and socially.
In 2018, the Fremantle PCYC was awarded the Fremante Foundation's Impact100 Fremantle grant to continue the successful Breakfast Club program read about it here.
Night Hoops – Shooting Hoops and creating a sense of belonging
A sense of belonging to a wider social group can be a powerful positive influence in the lives of young people. It can help them form lasting relationships, learn about respect and co-operation, and provide them with role models to emulate. And one of the most effective ways of creating a sense of belonging among young people is to get them involved in sport.
This fact was the driving force in the creation of Night Hoops, an inclusion, diversion, and engagement program that uses basketball as a means to reach young people in need. For over three years in the Fremantle/Cockburn area, Night Hoops has run regular six-week tournaments on Saturday nights, and these open the way to wider lessons in belonging and participation. It’s not so much about winning, as participation, engagement and respect.
The locked-door events combine basketball games with compulsory life-skills workshops and a healthy meal for all participants, and positive behaviour is rewarded with prizes. The workshops can cover such diverse topics as managing money and didgeridoo playing. Run by volunteers who coach and supervise, Night Hoops helps to create important connections within the community, making it more inclusive and safer for all.
In addition, the older participants are encouraged to mentor younger players, which provides the dual benefit of role modelling and giving the younger kids an aspirational incentive – they know that if they do the right thing, one day they will be the role models.
The results of the Night Hoops program have been outstanding across several communities, and there is no doubt that it has helped to motivate some of the kids to go on to apprenticeships, get scholarships and join the services, and some return as tournament managers after
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