Making a difference in our community

Local not-for-profit organisations are excited after WesCEF injected $20,000 into our community.

We recognise the importance of supporting the community in which we operate and have sponsored local organisations for many years. This year we formalised the process by implementing the WesCEF Community Grants Program.

The grants  provide funding to not-for-profit organisations that run programs, activities and events benefiting Kwinana and Rockingham. 

In August, we opened up the program to encourage local organisations to apply for grants for up to $2000.  In October, we awarded funding to the following 10 successful applicants:

  • 360 Health + Community

  • Coastal District Care Centre – Emergency Relief

  • Orelia Primary School PCA

  • Rockingham Football Sporting & Social Club

  • Rockingham Rugby Union Football Club

  • Rockingham Districts Calisthenics Club

  • Lions Club of Baldivis

  • Safety Bay Primary School

  • Rockingham & Districts Toy Library

  • Western Warriors Basketball Club

Stay tuned to find out more about how we helped make a difference to these local organisations.

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Kleenheat Kick-starts STEM in early childhood

Kleenheat has injected new life into the Rockingham and Districts Toy Library (RDTL) by providing a STEM toy collection.

Children can now choose from a range of STEM-related toys to enjoy such as “Cubetto” – a friendly wooden robot that teaches a child the basics of computer programming. 

The funding is part of the WesCEF Community Grants program, where we provide $2000 towards various not-for-profit organisations to help the local communities in which we operate.
Karen East, RDTL President , said the grant allows RDTL to upgrade and replace old toys, to enable young children to indulge in active play that supports STEM practices, such as exploring location, patterns and problem solving.

“We will use the extra funding to source and supply quality STEM orientated toys to our members, in keeping with current educational trends. As a not-for-profit, RDTL appreciates Kleenheat’s investment, helping us to provide accessible early learning opportunities in the community,” she said.

The toy library services Rockingham, Kwinana and surrounding suburbs and provides affordable access to appropriate toys and equipment to assist in the educational development of children aged between 0-6.  It is run by members of the community who volunteer their time to enable parents, carers and foster parents to borrow a selection of toys for fun learning through play. 
Along with the educational benefits for young children, the RDTL provides parents with an opportunity to be part of a community group and has recently announced it’s partnership with the Act Belong Commit program.

If you would like information on how to join the Rockingham and Districts Toy Library take a look at their website.

Video: Children at the RDTL try out their new Balancing Scales. The scales are designed to teach children the principals of balance, which helps to cultivate hand, eye and brain coordination.

CSBP helps local primary school come to their senses

CSBP is proud to support the recent construction of an outdoor classroom at Orelia Primary School.

The Peace Garden is a 3M x 5M decked area intended to provide students with a creative and unique sensory setting.  It will be used for academic work and performances to assist students develop their oral language.

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The project was part of the new WesCEF Community Grants Program, where we provide $2000 towards various not-for-profit organisations to help the local communities in which we operate.

Noella Bloomfield from the school’s P&C fundraising committee said the function of the decking is to provide students with different learning opportunities.

“Thanks to your community grants program, we have been able to have decking fully installed in our Peace Garden that the students are using every day for academic and creative endeavours.  Thank you so much for your support,” she said.

Orelia Primary School P&C is made up of volunteer parents who provide support and opportunities to the students to help them grow into well rounded individuals.  The school is part of the “Act, Belong, Commit” initiative which is a program providing young people with simple guidelines they can adopt to look after their mental health and increase their self-esteem, confidence and resilience.  The school believes that their philosophy and networks lead to improved community spirit.