The Launch of the Wyong Roos Foundation
It always has and always will be a focus of the Wyong Rugby League Club Group to assist the local communities. To enable us to do this effectively we have created a Foundation and formed a committee of people who share our vision of continuing to care and support our community.
The Wyong Roos Foundation strive to invest in projects that are going to improve the lives of people within our immediate community who are facing challenges or are disadvantaged, whether it be socially, economically or physically. The committee consists of 8 members, all sharing a close relationship with the Wyong Rugby League Club Group and a passion for helping the direct communities surrounding our venues. The Foundation allows the Wyong Rugby League Club Group to focus on assisting smaller groups who attract little funding and assistance from government and large charitable organisations and who aren’t big enough to generate significate fundraising income of their own.
The Foundation likes to ensure that our focus and our vision is met when providing funding, therefore the committee has discussed and agreed upon the following funding guidelines.
The following criteria is provided as a basis of funding eligibility:
- The applicant can either be an individual, a group or a volunteer organisation
- The applicant needs to be situated or located in a local government area within which the Wyong Rugby League Club Group has a venue or venues
- The applicant is unable to seek all necessary funding through other channels
- There must be no administration costs tied to a funding request
For further information on our Wyong Roos Foundation or to discuss an application, please email the committee on WRF@wyongleagues.com.au
$95,000 in Donations to The Central Coast Kids in Need
A chance meeting at a fundraiser left CEO Michael Coghlan impressed by the work Central Coast Kids in Need do, their passion and their drive. Central Coast Kids in Need helps Central Coast families of seriously ill children who have to travel to Newcastle or Sydney for treatment, CCKIN covers their transport, accommodation and other costs. CCKIN supports local families like the Metcalfe’s who’s daughter Olive (pictured) was born with spina bifida and Louis (now volunteer) who CCKIN purchased a diabetes pump for many years ago. An initial donation of $30,000 was made by the Wyong Roos Foundation in October 2017.
In October 2018, a second donation of $35,000 was made from The Wyong Roos Foundation to assist in the continued fantastic efforts and an ongoing partnership of this organisation.
In October 2019, our 3rd annual donation was made to CCKIN of $30,000 bringing the total donated to $95,000.
For more information on Central Coast Kids in Need, please visit their website
$40,000 Donation & Partnership Created with the Iris Foundation
In December, 2017 WRF donated $20,000.00 to the Iris Foundation to enable the Foundation to continue to offer programs to assist in the prevention of youth suicide and raise awareness of the extent of youth suicide on the Central Coast. The Iris Foundation was established in 2006 and is administered by a volunteer board. In attempting to prevent suicide and raise awareness, the IF focuses on a range of awareness campaigns, as well as in school prevention and early intervention programs.
The Iris Foundation has recently received a second donation of $20,000 in January this year. The funding provided will be used towards the Cool Connections in School Programs that the Iris Foundation run, with a focus on early intervention and suicide prevention, as well as the Tree of Dreams Awareness campaign towards the end of the year.
For more information on The Iris Foundation see www.irisfoundation.org.au
$25,000 Donation to the Bellbird Committee
In March, 2018 WRF donated $10,000 to the Bellbird Committee to assist disadvantaged Central Coast children and groups concerned with the welfare of children. The committee was established in 1976 and is 100% run by a volunteer group of 30 Central Coast women, conducting a range of fundraisers throughout the year and supporting various local charity groups and families.
The Bellbird Committee received an increased donation of $15,000 early 2019, also being the second donation the Wyong Roos Foundation has made to this group. This funding will be used by the Bellbird Committee to continue to assist various disadvantaged children on the Central Coast.
Late 2019, the WRF provided a donation of 2 laptops which the Bellbird Committee passed on to the Recipients pictured in the gallery of images to the left.