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4//5 LEADERSHIP REPORT
A letter from YMCA Victoria Board Chair
A letter from YMCA Victoria Chief Executive
6//7 A YEAR IN REVIEW
Getting back to nature
Creating a community hub
18//19 MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors of YMCA Victoria
20//21 THANK YOU!
8//9 OUR IMPACT AT A GLANCE
Healthy happy people
Helping families connect
Our amazing volunteers
Empowering young people
Working with young people
10//11 HEALTHY LIVING
Kevin learns to swim
Gary increases his mobility
Cassandra turns her life around
12//13 EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE
The power of a positive mentor
Helping young people become body confident
Thomas builds a bright future for himself
14//15 SOCIAL IMPACT
Isabel and Jim are part of the League of Extraordinary Grandparents
A great escape for those who usually stay at home
Camp Manyung all access high ropes
16//17 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
Our financial year
As a not for profit organisation, we remained focused on building
connected communities and helping those who face challenges,
disadvantage or who are disconnected.
The YMCA Board of Directors know it is imperative we apply
contemporary governance and leadership practices to ensure
we can deliver sustainable impact across Victoria. I am so proud
of our staff and volunteers. We all work together to create a safe
and supportive environment in which we work in order to deliver
the best possible outcomes for the communities we serve.
Through our health-promoting programs and services we ensure
optimal value is derived from every dollar earned or donated.
Each year people walk through our doors millions
of times. Each time they do, our aim is that they
leave feeling healthier and happier.
In this report we have highlighted a number of stories that
illustrate the important services we provide to more than 5,000
people each year who are at risk of experiencing poor health
outcomes due to disadvantage, cultural background, disabilities,
or lack of financial resources.
We are able to provide this support due to the work of our staff
and volunteers who fundraise through events like the YMCA
Swimathon, our fun runs, and other community fundraising events.
YMCA Victoria Board Chair
It’s been an incredible year and I couldn’t be more proud of our people.
We’re making positive changes towards truly embracing our vision of all Victorians being healthier, happier and
more connected, no matter what their circumstances.
We’ve been living and breathing our vision in everything we do. From ensuring all of our 6,000 staff and 1,200
volunteers have completed accredited safeguarding children and young people training, to rolling-out our healthy
food and beverages policy and vastly reducing the amount of unhealthy foods available in all YMCA managed
facilities and centres.
It is steps like these that make us a stronger organisation and enable us to deliver a
better experience in the communities we work with.
During the 2014-15 financial year we’ve seen some exciting changes – we’ve taught over 58,000 kids how to
swim, formed strong partnerships with local governments and health promoting organisations, and have continued
to diversify the programs we offer in order to ensure no one misses out.
YMCA Victoria Chief Executive
A YEAR IN REVIEW
There are so many amazing things we could highlight. A huge focus of our work over the last year has been creating safe and
supportive environments for the young people we work with. Whether in our children’s services, camps, out of hours school
care and holiday care, or through our youth services and community programs.
Here are just two ways we’re helping kids connect with nature and each other.
GETTING BACK TO NATURE
There is a link between outdoor adventure
experiences and positive mental health
This is why in 2014 Mt Evelyn Recreation
Camp has started running a monthly
Nature Play Club. The club offers a wide
range of activities that kids aged 3-12 and
their parents can enjoy together.
Trish Healey, YMCA Mt Evelyn Recreation
Camp Manager, said “Outdoor programs
help build resilience in young people.
And unfortunately, there are fewer
opportunities for young people to
experience the outdoors in a supportive
and safe environment than there used
to be. By creating an ongoing program
of exciting one day sessions we are
engaging more young people in nature.”
Activities include a giant swing session,
cycling on the mountain bike trail, and an
open water learning experience.
This is an educational activity providing
information about how to stay safe in and
around water while having fun, plus some
free time to kick back and have a swim.
Trish said, “Ultimately, we want
to help young people in our
community make connections
with the outdoors, build
resilience in relationships, and
explore the natural world.”
CREATING A COMMUNITY HUB
At the YMCA Taylors Hill Community Hub, we’re able to build strong community connections
using a child-centred approach to care through a partnership with the Taylors Hill Primary
School where the centre is located.
Our educators run a diverse and exciting mix of quality programs including:
“Our Out of School Hours Care educators attend
school assemblies and collaborate with teachers and
families, all to provide the most holistic approach to
caring for the children.”
• Long day care for preschool aged children
• Four-year-old kindergarten
• Before and after school care for children attending Taylors Hill Primary School
• School holiday programs (vacation care) for all children aged five to 12 years.
Narelle Cahill, Centre Manager, said, “We recognise that childhood is a time for laying
foundations for future health, and ensuring children are educated about behaviours that promote
“By being on the same site as the school, our children have an even stronger
connection between early years and primary education experiences.”
AT A GLANCE
In 2014-15 we continued to work with communities to create healthy,
happy and connected people. As a not-for-profit, a big part of doing this
is giving back to those who need it most.
HEALTHY HAPPY PEOPLE
People interacted with our programs and services 18,216,007 times
HELPING FAMILIES CONNECT
Nearly 3,000 people doing
the tough job of raising kids
on their own attended one of
our 49 single parent events or
549 dads connected at
support sessions or on camp
171 participants with Acquired Brain Injury and their families took part in
YMCA Heads Together camp
And 126 adults, with physical or intellectual
away as part of YMCA Escapes program
OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS
We have 1,200 VOLUNTEERS
127,525 people were members of the Y
66,189 aquatics and health and wellness members got active
58,042 children learned to swim, which is 2,000 MORE than last year!
3,294 Victorians held gymnastics memberships
Who worked 71,864 HOURS
Which is priceless!
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE
20 disadvantaged young people found employment through
YMCA ReBuild, and a further 10 found ongoing employment through the
YMCA Bridge Project
458 male offenders were part of the Work Planning & Life Skills Training
program – half while still in custody
WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
We ran a year-long mentoring program for 24 highly disadvantaged young
people living on housing estates
There were four YMCA Connect
4,345 families participated in early learning, before and after school care and
school holiday programs at 36 locations
Camps for 180 vulnerable young
610 children participated in three and four year old kindergarten
800 disadvantaged young people benefited from after-school, weekend and
school holiday programs on the Richmond and Collingwood housing estates
46 children with additional needs (age six months to 15 years old) participated in
And 880 young people took part in leadership camps and programs:
YMCA Launchpad, Youth Parliament and YMCA EVOLVE
young people attended one of our seven camps
Local programs and services, and major fundraising events like the YMCA Swimathon and Eltham Fun Run, helped us raise
This will enable us to give 4,875 Victorians access to our programs and centres.
Who we’ve helped
68% - Low socio-economic
21% - People with a disability
7% - Newly arrived/CALD
4% - Indigenous
KEVIN LEARNS TO SWIM
Swimming lessons are part of growing up in Australia, but due to a number of barriers some kids miss out. We know we need to break down the barriers so
everyone can learn to be safe around water, no matter what their circumstances. Up until now, there have been no swimming lessons in Melbourne for children
who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This puts people who are Deaf or who have hearing impairments at a greater risk of drowning. And the incidence of drowning is at
a ten year high in Victoria. But the good news is that things are changing.
At Northcote Aquatic & Recreation Centre, the YMCA has started a unique program for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
There are currently 15 young people, ranging from three to twenty-six years old, who are part of the program which has been running since November 2014.
A teenager named Kevin from Clayton started swimming lessons for the first time last year. When he first arrived, swim teacher Laura May noticed immediately that
Kevin couldn’t walk unassisted in the water. He had not been taught how to swim. Kevin is non-verbal and uses sign language to communicate.
Laura is AUSLAN proficient, and is passionate about helping the Deaf and hearing impaired learn to swim. With Laura’s support, over six months Kevin learnt to
swim 25 metres freestyle.
Laura combines her swim teaching skills with her ability
to communicate through sign language to provide
one-on-one swim and water safety lessons for Deaf
children and adults.
She has been holding one-on-one lessons for Deaf children and adults to
teach swimming and water safety skills. Laura said the program is incredibly
important, “With limited AUSLAN swimming instructors, Deaf children and
adults are put into mainstream classes where they find it nearly impossible
to follow the class structure and fall behind the rest of the class.” She said
the classes give people who are Deaf and hard of hearing the opportunity of
learning swimming skills “which can sometimes be taken for granted!”
“We constantly have to be conscious of where our student is looking. When
explaining drills, instructors must ensure the student is focused on the
communication. We also stay very close to the student as they practice the
skills, and tap them on the arm or shoulder asking them to stop to explain
adjustments to their stroke.”
Right now, people come from as far away as Laverton, Newport and
Clayton to take part in the program run in Northcote.
The program was established through generous donations made by people in
the local community via the YMCA Swimathon, our national fundraising event
which helps provide swimming access to people with disabilities.
Twenty years ago Gary was involved
in a motorboat accident which left
him with an Acquired Brain Injury. The
accident changed his life and left him
with short term memory loss, difficulty
speaking and limited mobility.
Gary was in a coma for four months
and hospitalised for a year. Initially,
doctors told Gary and his family that he
would need a wheelchair to get around,
and he’d have to stay in a nursing
home for the remainder of his life.
Fuelled by sheer determination Gary
climbed the hills of Pascoe Vale, often
falling, but with support he was able to
teach himself to walk again. Gary and
his family knew he needed to keep fit
and active in order to help his recovery.
In 2013, Gary joined the YMCA at
Coburg Leisure Centre with the goal of
improving his fitness and increasing his
mobility. The welcoming environment
and supportive staff have meant he
keeps coming back.
Gary comes to the centre five times
a week and completes a
comprehensive strength training
program in the pool followed by a one
hour water aerobics class.
Janine Bates, Acting Centre Manager
at Coburg Leisure Centre said, “Gary is
an absolute inspiration. His dedication
is a reminder that our bodies are
amazing and with lots of hard work we
can all reach our personal fitness goals.
I think Gary likes the social side of
coming to the centre almost as much
as he enjoys jumping into the pool!”
Since joining, Gary wakes full of energy,
and has noticed an increase in his fitness
since he started coming to the centre.
It has helped Gary increase his movement
and balance, and the buoyancy of the
water helps him exercise with a lot less
stress on his bones and joints.
Gary’s partner Robyn said, “The aqua
activity classes have motivated Gary even
more, and his love for communicating with
staff and patrons, has further improved
CASSANDRA TURNS HER LIFE AROUND
Following an injury to her knee, YMCA member Cassandra began seeing Ben,
an Exercise Physiologist at Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre. She had a
Grade 2 strain of medial cruciate ligament in her right knee.
Cassandra said, “I started working with Ben in July 2013 and at this time I was
injured, unfit and overweight. With Ben’s consistent help, once a week, I have
had a full recovery from my knee injury, have significantly increased my overall
fitness and lost over 20kgs. This has helped me become more confident in my
overall fitness and approach to life.”
Ben said, “Cassandra has worked really hard on making exercise part of
her routine. She often takes part in group fitness classes and swims 2km,
which has helped her lose weight at a steady and healthy pace. These days
Cassandra competes in fun runs and short triathlons inspiring others around
her to change their lives through exercise!”
Currently nearly two thirds of Australian adults and a quarter of kids are
overweight or obese, and excess weight around vital organs causes many
complex health conditions.
“At the Y, we’re bridging the gap between primary and preventive health.
GPs refer patients to see an Exercise Physiologist at one of many community
settings, like Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre where I’m based.”
Cassandra has now totally recovered from her knee injury and is able to play
netball again, and start up dance classes.
THE POWER OF A POSITIVE MENTOR
With one in four young Australians suffering from mental health issues,
it’s important to create a supportive environment to help build confidence
and resilience. For the last three years YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth
Services has done just that, through running a girls only retreat for
teenagers referred through local schools.
In 2015, 12 girls were given an opportunity to get away from their everyday environments,
bond with other girls, and spend time with positive female mentors.
Before going on the five-day retreat, the girls were asked to complete a questionnaire which
revealed that 90% of the group had difficulty sleeping, irregular eating patterns, didn’t exercise
at all, and had been on, or were currently taking, antidepressants prescribed for anxiety or
When asked to list words they felt best described themselves, the girls
used adjectives such as unsure, scared, empty and angry.
Jeanette Horsley, Director of YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services said, “The retreat aims
to help these vulnerable teenagers develop a more intimate understanding of themselves and
their behaviour. And to consider the impact specific behaviour has on their mental, physical
and emotional health and wellbeing.”
“These young women don’t necessarily have supportive home environments. We try to give
them the confidence to make positive choices, form connections, and learn healthy habits.”
Supported by a team of female mentors and Dr Chris Corcos, a Psychiatrist with the National
Institute of Integrated Medicine, the program is structured around shared stories that introduce
the girls to strategies, attitudes and actions to help them make better choices.
Elisha, who is 17, said going on the retreat allowed her to meet people she wouldn’t otherwise
have met. “The workshops have helped me achieve things I have struggled with. Most
importantly I have learned to accept myself as I am, and to not be so self-critical. Because of
the support, I no longer hate myself and have started enjoying life and the world around me.”
The questionnaire on departure
showed that 80% of the girls felt
more positive after the retreat,
and 72% said they had new
skills and strategies to help them
manage their anxiety and improve
their sleeping habits.
LEARNED NEW SKILLS
HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE
BECOME BODY CONFIDENT
It is estimated that around one in ten Australians are affected by an
eating disorder, with adolescence being the peak period of onset.
Lily, 18, wants to change this. Through YMCA LaunchPad, she
is helping other young people to become healthier, happier and
love their bodies.
YMCA LaunchPad is a camp run by the YMCA Victoria Youth
Leadership and Development Unit that introduces young people
to the concept of social enterprise to bring about positive social
change. The program is run by a taskforce of young social
entrepreneurs who work with participants like Lily, and inspire
them to pursue their passions.
Through the workshops, YMCA LaunchPad created a space that
allowed Lily to talk about her experience with an eating disorder.
“I felt a real pride when I recovered. I’d never felt
like that before.”
Lily wants to use her experience on YMCA LaunchPad to create
a schools program that increases awareness and reduces
misconceptions about eating disorders. She hopes that it will
help others to recognise eating disorders and know where and
how to get treatment.
“I dream of a world where all boys and girls love their bodies.”
Lily is just one of many young, budding social entrepreneurs
using YMCA LaunchPad to transform their ideas into positive
action in society.
EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE
THOMAS BUILDS A BRIGHT
FUTURE FOR HIMSELF
Former YMCA ReBuild employee
Thomas lives by the motto that hard
work doesn’t go unnoticed. Like many
of the young people supported by
ReBuild, Thomas faced challenges
and made mistakes, which resulted
in him becoming involved in the youth
Knowing how important
employment is to getting back
on track, he was determined
to make the most out of his
second chance at ReBuild.
Late in 2014, his hard work,
dedication and attitude was noticed
by a corporate partner of ReBuild,
international service company Serco.
Serco had employed ReBuild to assist
with a City of Melbourne parks and
gardens maintenance contract.
Thomas was on a crew that
worked with Serco and made an
impression straight away. Whether
it was landscaping, plumbing or turf
management, Thomas demonstrated
great know how and reliability.
Before long Serco specifically asked for Thomas whenever help was needed
and ReBuild manager Gary Sinclair had complete confidence allowing
Thomas to work independently without a crew leader. It didn’t take long for
Serco contract manager Andrew Smith to formally offer Thomas a plumbing
apprenticeship which he promptly accepted.
Andrew said he was thrilled to recruit Thomas to the Serco team and relished
the opportunity to support ReBuild in the best possible way. Now well into his
first year of his apprenticeship, 22-year-old Thomas has his life on the right
track and he is doing extremely well at work.
“As a first year apprentice he’s doing all the jobs we can ask of him, I couldn’t
have found anyone better,’’ Andrew said.
Thomas is grabbing the opportunity with both hands and says he’s forever
grateful for the faith shown in him by ReBuild, especially his first manager
Gary. “Gary put a lot of trust in me in those early days sending me out to
Serco to work by myself without a crew leader. It showed to me that Gary
trusted me and it really meant a lot.”
Perhaps the only person more thrilled than Thomas with his recent success is
Gary. “Like a lot of the young people that we hire, Thomas had experienced
some tough times and had some challenges in his life, but he didn’t let that
get him down or define him.”
YMCA ReBuild is a
social enterprise which is part
of the YMCA Bridge Project.
While the YMCA Bridge Project works
with organisations by providing training,
mentoring and ultimately jobs to young
people at risk, YMCA ReBuild is a
facilities maintenance business that
directly employs young people who may
otherwise be overlooked.
Employment, a job, responsibility; the
first step is often the hardest. That is
why ReBuild is so important. Not many
employers will give a chance to a young
person who has made a mistake, or has
a chequered past.
YMCA ReBuild does offer that chance.
Crew leaders work as mentors to young
employees, and those employees are
encouraged to follow their interests
and talents to ultimately find
“From very early I got to know that Thomas is a great young man and
determined to learn and succeed,” Gary said.
ISABEL AND JIM
ARE PART OF THE LEAGUE OF
Grandparents have forever played an important role in family life but most, having
raised their own children, do not expect to become parents again.
The challenges grandparent carers face are significant. They are more likely to
be financially disadvantaged, suffer from health problems, and experience social
isolation and disrupted friendships.
In 2012, almost 41,000 children and young people across Australia were the
subjects of care and protection orders issued by child protection authorities.
Approximately half were placed in the care of relatives, mostly grandparents,
rather than with non-related foster carers.
Given the lack of support services for grandparent carers, the YMCA League
of Extraordinary Grandparents was born. This specialised, three day camping
experience gives grandparent-headed families the much needed break that
Isabel and Jim are amongst thousands of grandparent carers
in Australia, doing parenthood a second time round, with less
money, less energy and less support.
After the tragic loss of their son and daughter-in-law in 2010, the pair became
the legal guardians of their three grandchildren: David, Edward and Tegan. Living
in Edinburgh, Scotland at the time, the grieving children relocated to Australia to
live with their grandparents.
Isabel said, “When their father died, Tegan was just four days short of turning
four. When I had heard what happened I called the kids and David, the eldest,
just said ‘Can we come to Australia?’ and I said ‘Yes. I’ll come and get you.’ ”
All three of Isabel and Jim’s grandchildren have been diagnosed with autism and
ADHD. So other than when the kids are at school they don’t get any respite. And
in the four and a half years they’ve been caring for their grandchildren Isabel and
Jim have never had a night out as a couple.
“Financially, it’s a big strain on us because we’ve gone from having two wages, to
our pensions and carers pay.”
Jim said, “We just want to give them what we can, while we can.”
The camp was made possible by crowdfunding $33,410. It gave 18 grandparentheaded families the opportunity to rest and recharge with yoga and a night out for
dinner, but most importantly they were able to connect with others who faced the
same challenges as them.
Meanwhile, the kids got the chance to just be kids and had a whole lot of fun
doing camp activities and enjoyed a trip to the bowling alley.
YMCA Program Director Leigh Ware said, “There is currently very little support
available to these vulnerable families. This camp gives them the opportunity to
develop important social networks and connect with others in the same situation”.
Isabel said, “It was the best weekend we’ve had as a family since we’ve had
A GREAT ESCAPE FOR THOSE WHO USUALLY STAY AT HOME
Getting away is a great way to recharge your batteries, however going on a holiday is something many of us take for granted. For those who require extra support,
having the chance to visit somewhere new may not always be possible.
YMCA Escapes is a safe, inclusive and supported group travel experience open to any person over the age of 18 that requires extra support – such as those with
physical or intellectual disabilities, or those with an Acquired Brain Injury.
A new initiative from the YMCA Community Development Unit, the program provides life-changing adventures for everyone, regardless of their ability. It helps
people be independent, develop social skills, and connects them to the wider community.
In January 2015, the first ever YMCA Escapes saw eight participants, three staff and four volunteers spend four fun-filled days in Canberra.
The group visited the best of Australia’s capital including the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian War Memorial. Highlights included a full interactive
experience at the National Gallery of Australia and a night visit to the Telstra tower to see the city come alive after dark.
Program participant George said he had a wonderful trip. “Canberra was very nice. I had a good time with everyone. I went to Parliament House. It was my
favourite. I like going away with the YMCA.”
YMCA Escapes Program Manager Anthea Warlond said, “For some people this will be the first time they’ve been able to travel. It gives them a chance to be
independent and meet new friends who share their passion for exploring.”
CAMP MANYUNG ALL ACCESS HIGH ROPES
Creating an inclusive environment is a focus at all YMCA camps. We want to
make sure no one misses out. At YMCA Camp Manyung the development of
the first Australian Universal Challenge High Ropes Course means people of all
ages and abilities can take to the trees.
The high ropes course is an adventure activity constructed using Universal
Design principles, enabling anyone to travel around the course in the treetops.
The development of the ropes course was a collaboration of a number of
organisations including Solve Disability Solutions, a volunteer based notfor-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with
disabilities, and builder Trees Adventure.
Camp Manyung manager Maree Feutrill said “We wanted
a place where everyone is able to take part and diversity is
“We know there are numerous physical and mental health benefits gained from
participating in outdoor adventure activities. Our school and community groups
that attend camp are richly diverse and consequently our programs must be
flexible to accommodate everyone.”
Course builder Nicolas Dansin, co-founder and owner of Trees Adventure, said
“We decided to offer a range of options for how participants may move around the
elevated array of obstacles in the treetops.”
“Options include bikes, scooters, skateboards and the Cloud Rider. This approach
allows people with varying motor skills to challenge themselves, while all people are
participating in the same course. “
The project was funded by the State Government - Sport and Recreation Victoria and
YMCA Victoria as part of a shared commitment to providing equal opportunity for
everyone to participate in outdoor activity.
OUR FINANCIAL YEAR
The financial year ending 30 June 2015 returned a combined Net Surplus of
This is across both incorporated associations:
• The Young Men’s Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (A0026728G)
• YMCA of Victoria Youth & Community Services Inc. (A0046043N)
And including entities:
• Victorian YMCA Community Programming Pty Ltd (ACN 092 815 445)
• YMCA Aquatic Education Ltd (ACN 151 552 322)
• YMCA Aquatic & Event Services Ltd (ACN 148 092 148)
• Victorian YMCA Accommodation Services Pty Ltd (ACN 081 270 706)
WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM
Recreation and local government
Childcare (ELC & OSHC)
Learn to swim
Youth and family services
Wholly-owned health club/facilities
Shared services and governance
Total revenue $190.7m
WHERE THE MONEY WAS SPENT
The Young Men’s Christian Association of Victorian Inc............ 1,986
Victorian YMCA Community Programming Pty Ltd................... -2,542
YMCA Aquatic Education Ltd.....................................................
YMCA Aquatic & Event Services Ltd..........................................
Victorian YMCA Accommodation Services Pty Ltd...................
Victorian YMCA Youth & Community Services Inc.....................
Repairs, maintenance, equipment lease
Rent, rates and taxes
Contract partner expense
Consumables, program costs
Depreciation and amortisation
Total expenses $186.9m
Non current assets
Non current liabilities
The performance of YMCA Victoria continues to grow at a steady pace with
major highlights as follows:
year to 30
year to 30
Non current assets
•Learn to swim (including Kingswim) has continued to have a solid
performance with enrolment numbers growing above expectations.
•Children’s Services also had a very strong year with enrolment numbers
increasing across sites, with a number of our centres now reaching or
•Recreation and local government has become a more competitive space.
This has resulted in lower than expected income, however we are holding
market position through our comprehensive service offering.
•Camping has performed in line with expectations.
•Wholly-owned health club facilities saw a decline in performance resulting
in a decision during the year to exit two of the sites in-line with our
Non current liabilities
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
from Nov 2014
to Nov 2014
Dr. Gael Jennings
DIRECTORS OF YMCA VICTORIA
SUBSIDIARIES, AND VICTORIAN YMCA YOUTH AND
COMMUNITY SERVICES INC.
YMCA Victoria is fortunate to be guided by a talented Board of Directors
made up of some of Australia’s most prominent business leaders.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank our retired Directors:
Alan Morton - November 2014
Angela Spinney - November 2014
Dr. Gael Jennings - November 2014
Dean Barton-Smith AM
Funding provided by our partners, donors and supporters helps us to make a big
community impact. Thank you so much. We acknowledge the generous support
of the State Government of Victoria.
Daryl W J Cox
Australian Charities Foundation - Alice Sloan Trust
Aitken Partners - Bell Charitable Fund
Bass Coast Community Foundation
Box Hill Lions Ladies Auxillary
The Trust Company
Bass Coast Shire Council
Benalla Rural Council
Complete Office Supplies
Brimbank City Council
Coynes Transport Industries
- Grant Bequest
City of Boroondara
- J R G & E McKenzie Trust
City of Glen Eira – Community Grants 2014/15
- Grigor Bequest
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Charles Gellion Bequest
Department of Human Services
Department of Social Services
Kids & Families Foundation
Gippsland Women’s Health
Life Fitness Australia
Mornington Shire Council
Newman’s Own Foundation
New Balance Australia
Pip Wisdom – Department of Justice Community Corrections
Rotary Club of Rosebud
Rural City of Wangaratta
Rye & District Financial Services Ltd – Bendigo Bank
The Community Fund Goulburn Valley
Southern Cross Culture
Southern Dance Festival
The Russell Foundation
Volunteer Grants 2013 – Department of Social Services
Youth Foundations Victoria
…and give a special thank you
to our very generous staff who
are workplace givers.
2014 – 2015 YMCA VICTORIA
COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT
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