Nominations are now open for Serco’s Healthy Communities grants program, which supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver health and wellbeing activities in Western Australia.
Managed by the Serco team at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, the program offers grants of up to $1,500 to not-for-profit organisations, schools and community groups based in Perth’s South Metropolitan region.
Serco FSH Contract Director, Helen Robinson, said the Healthy Communities grants can make a tangible difference for community groups that are feeling the effects of COVID through increased demand on their services and declining donations.
“Serco’s Healthy Communities grants program helps not-for-profit organisations and community groups to promote health and wellbeing through positive lifestyle measures.”
“These grants tie in with the important work that Serco does as the facility management provider at Fiona Stanley Hospital to help provide the best possible experience for patients and visitors,” Ms Robinson said.
“Many community groups have come under pressure in recent months due to increased demand for their services and declining donations.”
“Serco’s Healthy Communities grants program will assist organisations that need some extra support to be able to keep a program or service going or launch something new. Whether it’s sporting equipment, resources for art or music therapy, gardening tools, building supplies or support for event that will bring people together, the role of community groups and not-for-profits is more important now than ever before.”
The Healthy Communities grants program is open to not-for-profit organisations including schools and community groups, that deliver services in the South Metropolitan region which incorporates Melville, Cockburn, Kwinana, Rockingham, Canning, Fremantle, Baldivis, Warnbro, Jandakot, Willetton, Willagee, Victoria Park, Cannington, South Perth, Southern River, Riverton and Bateman.
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
- 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
Nominations close Friday 14 August. For more information visit www.serco.com/fsh/healthycommunities