Engaging with our community

For more than 30 years Serco has been making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our team at Fiona Stanley Hospital is passionate about improving health and wellbeing, and supports local organisations to deliver health-related programs, services and activities through the Serco Healthy Communities grants program.  

Our Healthy Communities grant program provides up to $1,500 for local not-for-profit organisations, schools and community groups to deliver health and wellbeing programs, services or activities. 

Some examples of the types of activities or programs that have been supported by a Serco Healthy Communities grant in the past include: 

  • Food processors for Palmyra Primary School 

  • Support for the Out of the Blue exhibition put on by Friends of Rockingham Arts Centre Inc  

  • Promotion of fitness programs for Y-striders 

  • Aboriginal women’s art therapy group at South Lake Ottey Family and Neighbourhood Centre 

  • Building repairs at the Fremantle Men’s Shed  

  • New cricket gear for the Hilton Cricket Club 

  • Support for the Weld to Life program run by PCYC Rockingham  

Since 2013 our Healthy Communities grants program has supported more than 30 local organisations including: 
 
- Second Harvest 
- The South Lake Ottey Family and Neighbourhood Centre 
- Jandakot Jets Senior Football Club 
- Melville Neighbourhood Watch Group 
- Kids are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre  
- Kwinana District Diamonds Sports Association  
- Riverton Aquanauts, Wandi Woodturners  
- Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club 
- Oberthur Netball Club 
- Fremantle CBC Football Club 
- the Waylen Bay Sea Scouts 
- PCYC’s Friday Night Girl’s Program  
- The Red Dress Choir 
- Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club 
- Leda Education Support Centre 
- Piney Lakes Community Garden  
- Success Primary School  
- Willagee Alive Community Group  
 

Who can apply? 

Not for profit organisations, schools and community groups that deliver services in the Melville, Cockburn, Kwinana, Rockingham, Canning, Fremantle, Baldivis, Warnbro, Jandakot, Willeton, Willagee, Victoria Park, Cannington, South Perth, Southern River, Riverton, Bateman legislative assembly districts. 

To be eligible, the person applying on behalf of an organisation must: 

  • Demonstrate the recipient is a not for profit organisation, school or community group. 

  • Ensure the organisation, school or community group has the appropriate insurances. 

  • Commit to using the grant for a program / activity / product / service that promotes health and wellbeing.  

  • Demonstrate how the grant is being used within 6 months of receiving the funds.  

Sponsorship funding will generally not be made available for: 

  • Applicants whose project or service focuses primarily outside the listed geographic areas. 

  • Political campaigns or lobbying groups. 

  • Individuals pursuing personal activities. 

  • Businesses or individuals seeking sponsorship for commercial related activities. 

 

Key dates

Nominations open: 2 August 2021

Nominations close: 10 September 2021

Winners announced: 18 October 2021 

 

Applying for a grant 

To apply for a grant when nominations open, you will need to complete a nomination form and upload a single document addressing each of the criteria by the due date. Late nominations will not be considered.  

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your nomination. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email healthycommunities@serco-ap.com  


Applications will be assessed against the following criteria: 

  • How the nomination positively contributes to people’s health and/or wellbeing. 

  • How the funds will benefit the broader community. 

  • How the funds will benefit people from diverse backgrounds and age groups, or vulnerable people in the community.   

  • The program / activity / product / service is environmentally friendly or contributes to sustainability.   

  • The extent to which the budget is comprehensive, realistic and provides value for money. 

 

Grant funds 

Payment of funds to successful applicants will be made subject to the following: 

  • The organisation will submit a tax invoice and proof of payment where applicable. 

  • A letter of agreement will be signed by Serco Pty Ltd and the receiving organisation. 

  • Applicants will acknowledge Serco’s funding in support of their project.  

  • Serco will be allowed to publicise information about the sponsorship funding, including photographs taken during an official visit. 

 

Conditions of Entry

  • In nominating for a Serco Healthy Communities grant, applicants agree to facilitate the promotion of their program / activity / product / service in partnership with Serco.  

  • Nominees must provide any additional information requested by the judges and if requested, make themselves available for an in-person visit by one of the judges to demonstrate their program / activity / product / service. 

  • All grant decisions are final and are at Serco Asia Pacific’s discretion. 

  • Any nominations that are found to be based on false or misleading information will be immediately disqualified and the nominating organisation will be prevented from entering the awards for 24 months.