Making a lasting contribution to our community
Synergy supports not-for-profit, community and charitable organisations with grants of up to $10,000 through its annual Community Giving Fund towards initiatives that aim to make a positive impact on people and the environment in the SWIS.
We work with grant recipients to measure the social and environmental outcomes of the funded activity. If it’s appropriate to do so, our Synergy Spirit volunteers may also roll up their sleeves and help out.
Download Synergy’s Community Giving Fund guidelines to find out more.
Applications for grants in 2023 program will open mid-year.
2022 grant recipients
In 2022, we awarded grants to eight not-for-profit, community and charitable organisations across the SWIS to help deliver a range of important initiatives. From job-readiness support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, to bikes for young people in the mid-west, our grants are making a real difference where they are needed most.
- Dress for Success Perth – Mirrabooka, Subiaco
To help deliver a pilot project with Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services to empower CALD women towards employment and financial independence with professional clothes, interview training, language and access to a cultural advisor.
- OzHarvest - Kwinana
To help deliver the Hot Breakfast and Food Relief Outreach program with Frank Konecny Community Centre. The program supports people experiencing homelessness and those at risk, including rough sleepers, people in transitional accommodation and other vulnerable community members.
- Ocean Heroes 2023 South West Events - Denmark and Albany
To help purchase stand up paddle boards enabling people on the autism spectrum in the Great Southern to build confidence through surfing.
- Dismantle - Mullewa
To help deliver BikeRescue program Mellewa Youth Centre which provides mentoring and bicycle repair training for young participants in the area.
Denmark Environment Centre Incorporated – DenmarkTo support the Denmark Bio Blitz citizen science program at Mount Hallowell Reserve to collect data on the biodiversity of the area.
- Jacaranda Community Centre Inc - Belmont
To support the Community Empowerment Art Yarning Circle for Aboriginal women which will facilitate the creation of art works such as painting and ceramics while providing a forum to discuss social issues affecting their community.
- Bluebush Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc - Dalwallinu, Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs, Perenjori, Wongan Hills and surrounds
To help purchase first responder critical care equipment including Egg Incubator, Chick Brooder and ICU Brooder for injured wildlife to ensure they get back to the rescue centre safely.
Finlayson House Women’s Refuge – Kalgoorlie
To contribute towards building an additional 10 sole occupancy units which will increase accommodation capacity at the Goldfields Women’s Refuge, Finlayson House for women, children and families affected by domestic violence in the area.