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Empowering Communities – May 2024 funding round.

P&N Bank is committed to empowering inclusive not-for-profits that strive for equity and give Western Australians a helping hand.

The P&N Bank Empowerment Grants program has $30,000 to donate to the below not-for-profits that exist to support our diverse WA community.

Check out the shortlisted organisations and cast your vote for the one you’d like to see P&N Bank support. Donations of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 will to be awarded in order of votes received.

Don’t forget, as a customer you can nominate people in need or eligible not-for-profit organisations for the P&N Bank Empowerment Grants program

Aboriginal Family Legal Services

An Aboriginal Family Legal Services Outreach Van and Community Engagement Workers at the Willagee Community Centre.

Aboriginal Family Legal Services (AFLS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation operating under the Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Program. AFLS has been delivering specialist legal assistance and integrated social support to Aboriginal people at risk of or experiencing family and domestic violence and sexual assault across Western Australia for over a decade. AFLS has offices located in Perth, Broome, Kalgoorlie, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kununurra, and Port Hedland. Outreach services are provided from these offices to more than 30 remote Aboriginal communities. 

AFLS legal staff (solicitors) support clients to deal with Family Violence Restraining Orders, care and protection, family law and criminal injuries compensation matters. While AFLS social staff (social workers and community engagement workers) provide intensive engagement for clients over a sustained period to ensure their holistic needs are met. In the last financial year, AFLS supported 860 clients across its seven offices. 

The organisation is strongly committed to culturally safe service delivery for Aboriginal communities across WA, and to ensuring that Aboriginal people have the same rights and opportunities to access justice and live healthy, safe lives as non-Aboriginal people.

A P&N Bank Empowerment Grant will be put towards disbursements for clients, providing funds for birth certificates, Freedom of Information Requests, food vouchers, emergency accommodation and bus fares. These are critical components of supporting victims of family and domestic violence to access justice, improve their safety and feel dignified.

More information can be found on the Aboriginal Family Legal Services website or Facebook page.

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Homelessness We Care Perth

Homelessness We Care Perth provide meals and support to those experiencing homelessness in Perth. Founded in 2005, a team of over 200 volunteers provide 300 hot meals, as well as hampers, every week to people experiencing homelessness. The organisation is also in the process of expanding to serve people in need in the Serpentine-Jarrahdale region.

The organisation also provides referrals to support services and has found housing for a number of people, ensuring they have wrap-around support to maintain the accommodation.

Homelessness We Care Perth is an inclusive, non-judgemental charity that was established as an LGBTIQ+ organisation to support homeless and marginalised people. Over 10,000 people are assisted annually, with approximately 83,000 meals having been served since the charity was formed.

A P&N Bank Empowerment Grant will go towards the setup of a centralised kitchen and meal distribution point. The organisation is also working towards the goal of purchasing a second vehicle for food distribution.

More information can be found on the Homelessness We Care Perth website or Facebook page.

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Homelessness We Care Perth volunteers standing together in the Perth CBD.

Mosaic Community Care

A Mosaic support worker pushes a man in a wheelchair along a path in a park.

Mosaic Community Care provide disability support services and give people across Perth – and their families – more choice, control, and independence. For more than 30 years, Mosaic has delivered a range of services and supports to hundreds of people living with disability. Those assisted by Mosaic include people living with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, autism, and other physical, neurological, sensory, and mental health impairments.

Mosaic’s services include supported accommodation homes across Perth, support for clients to be part of the community and to achieve their goals, therapy support services and a Learn2Adult educational program.

Mosaic believes in celebrating the diversity of all people, from all walks of life and backgrounds, no matter an individual’s culture and heritage, race, religion, age, sexuality, gender, or ability. Specialist services enable people living with disability to live life to the fullest, with the same opportunities as any other member of the community.

A P&N Bank Empowerment Grant will be put towards Mosaic’s Possibilities Project which enables people with disability to realise specific goals by providing funding for special requests they could not otherwise afford. The goals funded could include travel experiences, educational pursuits, and access to assistive technology.

More information can be found on the Mosaic Community Care website or Facebook page.

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