Council - Waverley Council has been supporting Bondi Outreach Project for over 20 years now and still provides the bulk of funding through an annual grant, this goes a long way to helping maintain the service, and this project would not exist without their continuing support.
Last year Waverley also awarded a further small community grant for our Safety and Awareness project. This enabled us to purchase popup and vinyl banners, safety equipment and promotional pens to hand out to kids on patrol.
Council - Over the past 9 years Woollahra Council has funded 9 projects through
their community grants program, this has resulted in more outreach hours
on the street, intensive one to one support, an after hours crisis phone service enabling us to access those most in need and helping us keep the cohort safe.
Randwick City Council - Over the past 3 years Randwick Council has provided funding toward our mobile outreach van, providing us with essential financial help to keep our van on the road and provide our late night service.
The aim of the late nigh outreach is the following:
- Provide crisis help - first aid and an after hours emergency contact for young people on the street.
- Reduce Risk – by providing young people with a safe way to get home and away from possible conflict or criminal activity, especially when intoxicated. Thus reducing the risk of young people being the victims of crime as well as the perpetrators.
- Provide support for the wider community by responding to calls from parents, the police and residents.
- Provide support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged youth in our community, e.g. at the police station, finding emergency accommodation, liaising in family conflicts etc.
- To collaborate and work with other service providers in the Randwick area to help support and serve this particularly vulnerable and at-risk group of people.
Clovelly Community Bank - Over the past 6 years Clovelly Community Bank have been very generous by providing financial assistance to help improve BOP’s ‘ Early Intervention Service’ in the form of equipmentt, first aid and food costs toward our late night patrols, upskilling our staff with essential training and providing extra hours for our day work and partnerships with other stakeholders and the community.
Contributions and Donations
This year BOP received a cheque for $6000 through the "Coogee Cares" initiative, a partnership between The Coogee Lions Club and Coogee Bay Hotel - This money was used towards purchasing and therunning costs of the night outeach van. We are extremely grateful to Coogee Cares and look forward to a long and happy partnership.
- thank you for your continuing support and donations of food every
Friday night for our patrols, the pizza and danish are always greatly
received by the young people.
Norman Andrews House - Many thanks for all your support over the years, providing us with office space and of course the loan of a van so we can provide our weekly outreach program.
Over the past few years One-off donations include a cheque's for $1000 from The Coogee Lions Club, $500 from The Bondi Surf riders Club and $300 from Grill'd Local Matters at Bondi Junction. All of this money has gone to keeping our late night outreach service going and we are very grateful indeed for every cent.