Denmark Volunteer Register
Matching your skills and interests with local community groups, DCF is excited to announce plans to develop a volunteer register. This initiative will help community groups overcome a gap in skills or knowledge, connect people with causes they care about and continue to cultivate our wonderful community!
Scholarships for local youth
Whether it be to further their studies, travel to compete in their chosen sport or craft or even develop leadership skills abord the STS Leeuwin, DCF plans to help the next generation get an edge!
While our isolation brings with it many benefits, we don't intend to let it stand in the way of our young people succeeding!
It takes a village...
Helping the young families in Denmark with parenting resources and assistance is a focus area for DCF.
Happier kids = happier parents = happier community!
Connecting our Seniors
There are a number of seniors in our community experiencing isolation, disconnection and loneliness.
We will facilitate visits and assistance from individuals and support groups to contribute to their welfare.
THE STORY SO FAR
The Denmark Community Foundation (WA) Inc. has again been successful in acquiring and distributing $7,500 of “Back to School” funding, making a difference to local families and students at the start of the 2016 school term. The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Sidney Myer and Pratt Family Foundations have supported Denmark through the Foundation for a number of years.
Local families receive back to school financial assistance for their children through this initiative delivered by the Denmark Community Foundation. Back to School vouchers are distributed locally, in partnership with local schools and businesses to help reduce the burden of costs associated with the commencement of a new school year e.g. school uniforms and other learning resources. Ask your children’s school about accessing these.
The Denmark Community Foundation negotiated for the vouchers to be redeemable within the local Denmark business community rather than sending the business to major department stores elsewhere. Local Heroes and the Denmark High School Uniform Shop are the major shops servicing both the High and Primary schools. Denmark Agriculture College students can also present vouchers to Local Heroes for clothing and other resources needed in their studies.
Denmark SHS Principal Diane Cole (left) receives back-to-school vouchers from DCF Chairperson Dr Gill Sellar. Photo by Bev McGuiness
(L-R) DCF Chairperson Dr Gill Sellar, Denmark College of Agriculture Deputy Principal Kevin Osborne, Boarding Manager Kelli Gillies, Principal Kevin Beale and DCF Director Bev McGuiness. Photo by DCF
Denmark Primary School Principal Damien Luscombe receives back-to-school vouchers from DCF Director Bev McGuiness. Photo by DCF
2014 saw the initial DCF Community Grants Funding Round facilitated by a Community Grants Committee who were selected by the Foundation Board to oversee the selection of grant recipients.
Images (L-R): Jeanette Campbell, Callum Baxter, Gary Schwab (Facilitator), Tash McCarthy, Mike Travers and Clare Harrison (absent) constituted the Grants committee | One of the three successful applicants, Ingrid Jansen-Neeling (Denmark Spirit of Play Community School), receiving a cheque for parenting workshops from Gary Schwab. Photos by DCF WA
DCF has raised funds for the community over the years through various fundraising activities including a $2,500 winner-takes-all raffle and exclusive wine sales courtesy of Howard Park Winery.