Initiative plots pathways for Aboriginal women’s leadership

Not-for-profit group Leadership Western Australia chose the recent NAIDOC week celebrations to launch a new program tailored to building the leadership skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Funding shake-up for aged care

An ageing population and government cuts to funding have driven the aged care sector into unfamiliar territory.

Royal Flying Doctor lands $23.7m grant

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites. 

Lawyers inject $10k into WA community

An army of lawyers contributed $10,000 to the Western Australia community today through expert training and donations to not-for-profit legal centres. 

Anglicare WA opens $3m centre

Anglicare Western Australia chief executive Ian Carter has welcomed the opening of a bright and modern counselling and support centre.

Historic Freo home for DADAA

The City of Fremantle has announced not-for-profit organisation DADAA as the new tenant for Fremantle's historic Old Boys' School. 

Tech approach for homeless youth

Vinnies has embraced technology in its latest tactic to engage street youth.

Access Housing offers affordable opportunities

SPECIAL REPORT: Access Housing Australia was formed from the merger of three small community housing organisations in 2007, and established under the Corporations Act as a not-for-profit company.

WA CEOs ready to rug up for sleepout

More than 100 of the state's business leaders will bed down at the WACA Ground tomorrow night for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the homeless in Western Australia.

Poynton features among Queen's Birthday honours

Prominent corporate adviser John Poynton, former mining executive Bill Turner, and Supreme Court judge Carmel McLure are among the Western Australian luminaries to receive honours as part of this year's Queen's Birthday awards.

Arts dollars flow to the fringe

After last month's closure of Perth Theatre Company, Business News has delved into the financial reports of arts and culture groups in WA to check on their health.

Gates Foundation awards WA research $US100,000

A professor and his research team focused on antibiotic resistance at the University of Western Australia are the latest recipients of award funding worth $US100,000 ($A138,000) from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Conversation needed on consolidation

The not-for-profit sector and those it assists could benefit if inefficiencies in the system were addressed.

Varied pathways to shared giving goal

SPECIAL REPORT: Activ Foundation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are Western Australia's two largest not-for-profit charities, yet they have very different approaches to philanthropy and fundraising.

New fund supports Aboriginal business

Social Ventures Australia has secured backing from three philanthropic foundations established by prominent businesspeople in Perth for the first venture in a new innovative local fund.

First project for Roy Hill foundation

The recently established Roy Hill Community Foundation has launched its first initiative at a primary school in Port Hedland, after securing $10 million in commitments.


The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia has appointed Ross Wortham chief executive officer. Mr Wortham started with YACWA in January as director, policy and advocacy.

Williams Volunteering WA CEO

Volunteering WA has appointed Tina Williams chief executive officer. Ms Williams was previously the marketing and development manager for the Women and Infants Research Foundation.

Fundraising no easy ride

Two of WA's most successful charity events raised a total of $4.6 million this month, but not all fundraisers are achieving similar results

Gareffa goes big, goes home

Charities in WA will need more fundraising champions like Vince Gareffa as traditional events prove harder to sell.