Freo Ports shares the love – $45,000 worth!

Fremantle Ports has just announced the result of its most recent round of ‘investments’ supporting local clubs and organisations active in Fremantle, Rockingham, Cockburn and Kwinana.

The most recent round of funding will support young people (including youth literacy), the arts (including two local festival events), native wildlife revegetation and conservation, as well as post-bushfire recovery, and active living through cricket and swimming.

Here are the successful grantees

* Hillman Primary School – Supporting local schoolchildren to make positive choices for their behaviour now, with flow-on effects for their future direction.
* Fremantle Masters Swimming Club – Fremantle Ports Swim Thru – Continuing Fremantle Ports’ long-standing support of this event that fosters active, healthy living for mature swimmers.
* Friends of Cantonment Hill – Developing an education tool designed to highlight flora, fauna and views from Cantonment Hill to engage young people in learning about ecology and conservation
* Mixed Palette Inc – Mixed Palette Fire Recovery – Support in the development of artistic expression among community members living with intellectual disability.
* The Friends of the Spectaclesthe Spectacles revegetation initiative – Based near Fremantle Ports’ outer harbour facilities in Kwinana, a community initiative that will help revegetate areas damaged by fire.
* Cockburn Community & Cultural Council Inc Youth Arts Festival – Proud to continue ongoing support of this popular and well-attended festival that is well patronised by local young people.
* City of Rockingham – Castaways Sculpture Awards – Working with the City of Rockingham on this great event in support of local public art with a maritime theme.
* Phoenix Cricket Club – Supporting local sporting club to acquire the equipment they need to keep offering fellowship and participation through sport.
* Beaconsfield Primary School P&C Association – Early School Readers Refresh – This project will provide a much-needed refresh for reading materials for the young students at Beaconsfield Primary, helping to build their literacy and confidence.

Neil Stanbury, Manager Government and Public Relations congratulated the recipients of the most recent round (totalling $45,000), saying Freo Ports was pleased to once again support local community groups.

“It is very pleasing to see fresh ideas in the mix, as well as maintaining our support for known and long-standing recipients who do great work in our community, particularly those led by volunteers,” he said.

Mr Stanbury encouraged community groups, not for profits, local clubs and individuals to visit the Fremantle Ports website to check the application criteria and seek support for their next big local idea to grow vibrancy in and around the ports’ operations in Fremantle, Cockburn, Rockingham and Kwinana.

He said Fremantle Ports was working with other applicants to help guide applicants with submissions, aligned to the pillars of community enrichment, education, environmental leadership, and arts and culture.

Mixed Palette

Susie Waller, representing community arts organisation Mixed Palette said: “We are super excited to be partnering with the Fremantle Ports. This vital funding will help ensure our core Artists are able to continue their art practice though our weekly art workshops and to create a new body of artwork ready for exhibition.”

Mr Stanbury encouraged Indigenous initiatives to consider applying, in keeping with the spirit of Fremantle Ports’ Reconciliation Action Plan that was launched in May this year.


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