Financial assistance 2017-2018

Operating Subsidies

 

To

Amount

Harold Hawthorn Community Centre

$117,488

Perth Football Club

$50,000

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

$95,000

Connect Victoria Park

$50,000

Victoria Park Croquet Club

$15,000

 

Grants

To

Amount

Carson Street School

$3,000

Marr Mooditj Training Aboriginal Corporation

$1,615

Victoria Park Community Centre

$1,230

Lathlain Primary School P & C Association

$3,380

Vic Park Collective

$2,600

CCTV Grant Program

$79,930

Security Incentive Scheme Program

$13,680

Street Meet and Greet Program

$7,710

Art Season Grant Program

$21,300

 

Donations

Donations administered in accordance with Council Policy FIN7

 

Community Groups

$3,450

Individuals

$4,740

Schools

$2,700

Other Donations

Kidsport Program

$21,385.00

Workplace Giving – Holyoake Australia Institute

$6,816

 

Fee Waivers

Fees waived for Junior Sport

Curtin University Football Club (Juniors)

$45,390

South Perth Junior Cricket Club

$63,174

Vic Park Raiders Junior Football Club

$58,832

Carlisle Cricket Club

$3,447

 

Sponsorship

To

Amount

Type

Curtin University of Technology

$5,900

Cash

Movies by Burswood (Inc)

$16,500

Cash

Perth Fashion Festival

$57,000

Cash

The Vic Park Collective

$2,600

Cash

Corporate Sports Australia

$43,319

In-Kind

HBF Fitness Classes

$2,238

In-Kind

Rotary Club of Victoria Park

$285

In-Kind

Royal Life Saving Society WA Inc

$700

In-Kind

RSPCA

$905

In-Kind

Victoria Park Primary School P & C

$4,349

In-Kind

 

Operating Subsidies Reporting

Connect Victoria Park

Operational Subsidy $50,000

  • S1- A Healthy Community
  • S2- An Informed and Knowledgeable Community
  • S3- An empowered community with a sense of pride, safety and belonging

The World Health Organisation’s Global Age-Friendly Cities; A Guide, recognises the importance of Active Aging, which is optimising opportunities for health, social participation and security in order to enhance ones quality of life as people age. 

The Town supports Connect Victoria Park’s Village Hub, through an Operating Subsidy to deliver and facilitate a range of initiatives and programs.

On a bi-monthly basis Connect Victoria Park reports on its progress against the social outcomes of the Town’s Strategic Community Plan to the Community Development Committee, and is also required to provide an Annual Acquittal.

The objectives of the Village Hub are to:

  • help our community members age in a place of their choosing, closely connected to their communities and with the support and tools they need to create successful aging of their own design
  • create opportunities for individuals to use their talents to improve the Village Hub and benefit the overall community
  • provide social activities that minimise isolation and promote interaction and trust within the Village Hub community, between individuals who offer their help and those who ask for help when needed.

In 2018-2019, Connect Victoria Park will be using Culture Counts to measure the social health and wellbeing outcomes of the Village Hub.

Connect Victoria Park delivered a range of programs and initiatives under the Village Hub project in 2017-2018. The following is an overview of some of the programs and initiatives delivered.

  • Health and Physical Activity Groups – 405 participants attended physical activity groups in the first six months of the Village Hub. Groups include courses led by professional instructors including Tai Chi, Ballroom Fit and fitness classes and self-organised member-led groups including walking, social cycling and gardening. These activities increased physical activity in participants and provided opportunities for socialising and building a sense of community.  A further 151 people accessed subsidised podiatry and 10 people took up free flu vaccines at our first vaccine clinic.
  • Lifelong Learning Groups – 181 participants attended a Lifelong Learning group in the first six months of the Village Hub.  Groups include creative writing, tech savvy classes, health and wellness workshops and a tour of the Corsini Exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA.
  • Social Activity Groups – 1882 participants attended a social activity in the first six months of the Village Hub. 847 of these participants attended Saturday Bingo, 556 participants attended a community lunch and the remainder involved participating in the Village Hub Working Group, Friday Members drop-in day, coach trips, and craft group. These groups provide opportunities for social connection and a sense of belonging to the community.
  • Help and Support - 45 occasions of support (52 hours) were provided through our Members’ Help Centre to support older people with issues impacting on their independence and wellbeing in the first six months of operation. Assistance was provided to access community care, apply for visas/passports online, establish MyGov accounts, and access disability housing modifications.  A further 20 people accessed the Justice of the Peace for document signing. The new Neighbour-to-Neighbour volunteer program has been developed to expand available help and support by linking people who require support with approved volunteers.
  • Evaluation – 72 people participated in stage one of the independent evaluation of the Village Hub by completing our Quality of Life Survey. These people and other members of the Village Hub will be asked to complete the same survey in 12 months to measure impact of the Village Hub on perceptions of quality of life. In future the evaluation will be supplemented by data captured through participation in Culture Counts.
  • Collaborations – The Village Hub works collaboratively with the Town and other community groups to improve the quality of life of local older people. For example the Village Hub hosted  a Repair Lab that attracted over 100 community members bringing items to be repaired by other community members. This initiative built community connections and promoted a repair and reuse approach supporting greater sustainability.

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts

Operational Subsidy $95,000

  • S3 – An empowered community with a sense of pride, safety and belonging
  • S4 - A place where all people have an awareness and appreciation of the arts, culture, education and heritage.

The Town supports the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts (VPCA) through an operating subsidy to deliver and facilitate a range of Asset Based Community Development initiatives and programs.

On a bi-monthly basis VPCA reports on its progress against the social outcomes of the Town’s Strategic Community Plan to the Community Development Committee, and is also required to provide an Annual Acquittal.

One initiative facilitated by VPCA under the operating subsidy is Know Your Community, a collective impact approach between the community, service providers and the Town to empower our community to be connected, to feel safe and valued, to actively contribute to and participate in meaningful cultural, educational and social activities and experiences.

Social outcomes and impacts are measured by VPCA through Culture Counts. For example participants of the Cultural Humility Training were asked the following survey questions to measure the social outcomes of the initiative.

Cultural Humility Training Survey

Dimension

Question

Score / 100

Local Impact

It's important that it's happening here

82

Safe

It made me feel safe and welcome

78

Belonging

It helped me feel part of the community

78

Confidence

I feel more confident about doing new things

77

 

Under the Know Your Community initiative VPCA delivered a range of initiatives and programs aligned to Asset Based Community Development. The following is an overview of some of the programs and initiatives delivered.

  • English Conversation Classes - VPCA facilitated English Conversation Classes which are run over 24 weeks during the year. During 2017-2018 a total of 28 people from CaLD community participated in the courses, which were delivered in partnership with Curtain University and five community members who volunteer their valuable time.
  •  Cultural Humility Training - in partnership with Richmond Wellbeing, Cross Cultural Intellect, the Town and Community Service Providers, VPCA hosted and facilitated Cultural Humility Training. This program was aimed towards the CaLD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, service providers and businesses, with a total of 88 people participating in the training.
  • Art of Empowerment - in partnership with Bentley Primary School, Kent Street Senior High School, Office of Multicultural Interests, Community Arts Networks WA, SKH Yuen Chen Maun Jubilee Primary School Hong Kong, VPCA lead a ceremony to install artworks and undertake interviews with local schools. This project included the involvement and partnership development between 165 participants, including 11 youth, 24 primary students, 20 interstate students, three international teachers, 100 community members, four community artist facilitators, and three community volunteers.
  • Cultural Exchange Supper Catch-ups - in partnership with SUBUD Hall, the Men’s Shed and service providers, VPCA facilitated the Cultural Exchange supper catch up that brought together 120 participants over 12 events.

 

Harold Hawthorne Community Centre

Operational Subsidy $117,488 (to maintain premises,  and to deliver programs) 

In 2017-2018 the centre improved the premises and facilities offered to the community with $85,000 from external funding.

  • S1- A Healthy Community
  • S2 – An informed and knowledgeable community
  • S3- An empowered community with a sense of pride, safety and belonging

The World Health Organisation’s Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide, recognises the importance of Active Aging, which is optimising opportunities for health, social participation and security in order to enhance one's quality of life as people age.

The Town supports Harold Hawthorne Community Centre through an Operating Subsidy to maintain the premises and deliver and facilitate a range of initiatives and programs which take place in the Community Centre.

During 2017-2018 Harold Hawthorne Community Centre and the Town began the process of tracking the operating subsidy against social outcomes of the Town’s Strategic Community Plan.  As of 2018-2019, Harold Hawthorne Community Centre will use Culture Counts to measure the social health and wellbeing outcomes of the programs, and report bi-monthly to the Community Development Committee, along with providing an Annual Acquittal.

Harold Hawthorne Community Centre delivered a range of programs and initiatives to local community members which enhanced a sense of belonging, broke down barriers to social isolation and increased social health and wellbeing.  The following is an overview of some of the programs and initiatives delivered.

  • Meals at Harry’s Diner - Harry’s Dinner is open to the general community during the week and provides affordable and nutritious meals. With over 14,000 meals served in 2017-2018, creating a sense of belonging and breaking down social isolation was achieved by community members coming together to enjoy good times and meals.  Over 10,000 meals were delivered to seniors in their home, ensuring they received nutritious and special dietary meals and providing valuable contact with seniors living in their homes.
  • Bingo - open to the public every Friday, this is a much loved social activity with over 4,000 people attending annually with an average of 380 per month.
  • Carpet bowls - a great way to stay active and connected all year round! This great activity attracts on average 360 people per year and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lunch and Shows - a monthly lunch and show, with entertainment open to the public and other centres within the South East Metropolitan Regional. Regular attendees come from Bethanie West, The Heights Community Centre, Bethanie South Perth, Woodvale Social Club, Joe Camilleri along with many others. Over 1,500 people attended the ‘Lunch and Shows’ annually, with a record number of 152 people attending in March 2018. The Lunch and Shows also provides the opportunity for volunteers to contribute to the community and provides networking opportunities for local service providers.
  • Special Events – Over 1,000 people attended special events at the centre, including ANZAC Day, Christmas in July, Melbourne Cup and Christmas. These popular events provided seniors and people with disabilities to be involved in traditions and commemorations within their community.
  • Activities and services - the centre offers a range of activities to encourage active participation and social interaction, including tai chi, yoga, craft, board games, casino trip, computer classes, walking, library and podiatry services.
  • Information sessions and workshops - assisting clients on general wellbeing, elder abuse or how to navigate the aged care system, the centre ran information sessions with community groups such as AdvoCare, Stay on your Feet and Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

Lease Reductions / Peppercorn Leases

The following organisations have received a lease reduction on their lease, or a peppercorn lease, for exclusive use of a facility.

Property Address

Premises

Type of Contract

Other Parties

Rent

Rental (Annual) Valuation as Estimated by a Licensed Valuer Excluding GST

10 Kent Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

House and Land

Lease

Communicare (Inc)

$1

$27,500

248 Gloucester Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Family Centre Building and Courtyard

Lease

Minister for Community Welfare

$1

$57,575

1-5 Sussex Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Billabong Childcare Centre

Lease

Minister for Community Welfare

$1

$82,250

2 Lathlain Place

LATHLAIN

Scout Hall and Grounds

Lease

The Scout Association of Australia (WA)

$1

$16,200

29 Sussex Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Community Law Centre

Lease

Sussex Street Community Law Service (Inc)

$1

$45,000

12 Kent Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

House, Art Workshop and Land

Lease

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts (Inc)

$1

$40,000

34 Goddard Street

LATHLAIN

Lathlain Oval

Lease

Perth Football Club Inc

$1

Not determined

31 Rushton Street

VICTORIA PARK

Croquet Club Building and Courts

Lease

Victoria Park Croquet Club (Inc)

$1

Not determined

1 Fred Bell Parade

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Hall and Grounds

Lease

The Returned and Services League of Australia (WA) Inc

$1

$55,000

2 Planet Street

CARLISLE

Former Kindergarten Building and Land

Lease

Education Department of WA

$150,000

Not determined

6 Temple Street

VICTORIA PARK

Dental Clinic

Lease

Dental Health Service of WA

$0

$84,000

4 Temple Street

VICTORIA STREET

Infant Health Clinic

No Formal Agreement

Health Department of WA

$0

$32,500

6 Lathlain Place

LATHLAIN

Health Centre

Lease

Health Department of WA

$1

$26,000

6 Lathlain Place

LATHLAIN

Toy Library

Lease

Carlisle Victoria Park Toy Library

$1

$31,500

6 Lathlain Place

LATHLAIN

Play Group

Lease

Lathlain Playgroup

$1

$34,000

53 Anketell Street

KENSINGTON

PCYC Centre

Lease

PCYC Association of WA

$1

Not determined

15 Hill View Terrace

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Hill View Centre

Lease

Disability Services Commission of WA

$1

Not determined

18 Kent Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Bowling Club

Lease

Victoria Park Carlisle Bowling Club

$7,212

$60,000

Playfield Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Tennis Club

Lease

Higgins Park Tennis Club

$2,419

Not determined

2 Memorial Avenue

CARLISLE

Residential Units

Lease

Harold Hawthorne Centre Inc

$0

$82,500

190 Rutland Avenue

CARLISLE

Administration Centre and Hall

Lease

Harold Hawthorne Centre Inc

$1

$220,000

4 Westminster Street

EAST VICTORIA PARK

Drainage Sump

Lease

The Trust Co. (Australia) Ltd

$1

Not determined

22 Garland Street

VICTORIA PARK

General Purpose Storage Building

No Formal Agreement

Malubillai Wildlife Carers Network Inc.

$0

$3,500