Community is What we Make it: Partnering with The Lions Club of Richmond
The two organisations have a long history of supporting South Australians in need, with The Lions Club of Richmond generating and distributing nearly $150,000 each year, and Wyatt, currently celebrating its 131st year of operation, working with more than 70 partner groups to support education, employment, housing and financial wellbeing initiatives throughout the State.
The partnership between the two organisations was established in July 2016 to reach young people experiencing disadvantage in Adelaide’s City of West Torrens, City of Marion and City of Charles Sturt.
With youth education as the focus, the funding has been awarded to eight projects addressing a diverse range of needs of young people living in these areas. Funded projects included:
- A series of Adelaide Bike Kitchen bicycle maintenance workshops for students at Challa Gardens Primary School;
- The student-led development of the kitchen garden at Warriappendi School;
- Laptop provision for students without the means to purchase devices at Findon High School;
- A series of Aboriginal cultural awareness and leadership workshops at Woodville High School;
- A pre-employment program for students participating in the Ice Factor education re-engagement program;
- The provision of necessary study resources for senior Flexible Learning Options (FLO) students at HYPA’s Studio West site;
- A first aid course for young parents re-engaging with education through Whitelion; and
- Second Chances SA mentoring and leadership camps for young children of prisoners living in the local area.
The funding has provided invaluable assistance to young people experiencing financial disadvantage in Adelaide’s Western suburbs, and the two organisations are delighted to be continuing the partnership into the 2017/2018 financial year.
For more information please contact Megan Coupland, Wyatt’s Grants Manager for Adelaide West and Central, on 08 8224 0074.