The Friends of Westgate Park is a not-for-profit community based organisation that raises money from grants, corporate donations and Work for the Dole contracts in order to:
- Employ two part time staff who supervise, teach and work with volunteers, schools and other groups
- Fund substantial earthmoving and roadbuilding contracts such as the work in 2016 on the Southern Wetlands which cost over $60k
- Purchase ~$15,000 worth of plants from SKINC each year plus a wide array of equipment used in planting, mulching and maintaining the Park
Whilst it is a Parks Victoria asset and it is unusual for a Friends organisation to take on large projects of this sort, we have demonstrated that we do this well and efficiently. Indeed our large team of regular volunteers do the bulk of the work and they do it of course for free!
If you would like to donate to FoWP you can do this via our partners, the EcoCentre who have Deductible Gift Recipient status so you can deduct the amount from your taxable income.
Click here for this option and make sure you note under the Is this donation to honour someone special? tab that it is for the Friends of Westgate Park. Please also let us know you’ve done this by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in anticipation!