$100,000 from Fremantle Foundation goes to Freo bike organisation Dismantle.

Well done to Pat, Lachy, Bridie and the team at Dismantle on winning the $100k grant from the Fremantle Foundation. Well deserved. Media release below

Up and coming local organisation dismantle are set to receive $100,000 from Impact100
Fremantle after it’s Accelerate program was voted the most deserving among four
outstanding finalists at the inaugural Impact100 Fremantle Grant Awards.
In an out-pouring of community spirit and generosity nearly 100 people attended the event to
celebrate the collective giving groups impressive total of $115,000 in donations. WA Circus
School, SMYL and Fremantle PCYC each received $5,000 as Runners Up.
With the support of Impact100 Fremantle dismantle will ramp up their Bike Rescue Program
by offering an additional 100 scholarships for disadvantaged young people in the Fremantle
region to take part in a Bike Rescue Project Program.
“This means so so much more to Dismantle than funding. This is validation for our small
organisation, we have the support of 100 passionate Fremantle donors and are excited to go
out and expand our program to 100 young people in the area’ said Lachy Ritchie, CEO of
Dismantle
‘Our youth are an asset. I cant thank the Impact 100 donors enough for investing in our
youth’ Said Pat Ryan Dismantles General Manager and Bike Rescue Project manager.
In its first year 94 separate businesses, individuals or families each donated a minimum of
$1,000 to create a “game changing” grant for one local organisation.
Fremantle Foundation Executive Officer Dylan Smith said the success of Impact100
Fremantle lies in its simplicity.
“As a donor of Impact100 Fremantle you know exactly where your donation is going, you can
be involved as much as you like in the granting process, then you get to attend a great event
and vote to decide the winning organisation. It’s been a wonderful ride for us all and a very
enjoyable way to give“.
Dylan Smith said it’s a celebration of the generosity and community spirit that is alive and
well in Fremantle.
With the success of Impact100 Fremantle in 2013 the group will now focus on growing
bigger and better next year.
Infographic - Impact100 Fremantle and dismantle

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