Wishing Well

Congratulations to the following not-for-profit groups who are recipients of grants from our Wishing Well fundraiser.

Safe Woman Safe Family WA
Save the Children Mandurah Branch
Mandurah Environment and Heritage Group 
HALO Team Mandurah 
Mandurah Fishability Group
Mandurah BMX Club
Mandurah Cancer Council WA Group
Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group
Mandurah Rocky Bay branch
Mandurah Uniting Outreach

The Rotary Club of Mandurah invites you and your friends to throw your spare change into the Christmas Wishing Well in the Port Mandurah canals from the beginning of December until mid January. The money is collected nightly for local charities and community groups.

Watch the Today Tonight video about the Mandurah Rotary Wishing Well.

Local community groups are encouraged to apply for funding between 1st February and 31st March.

We fund stand-alone projects that:

  • Benefit people in the Mandurah area, especially the under-resourced.
  • Are delivered by local not-for-profit groups.
  • Accomplish specific goals and objectives.

We do not fund:

  • Political, religious or private enterprise.

The key dates for this process are:

  • 1st February: Applications open.
  • 31st March: Closing date for applications.
  • Mid-April: Applicants notified of Board’s decision.
  • 1st May - 31st December: Project duration. (Can be extended in exceptional circumstances.)

We accept one proposal per group per year. Grants of between $500 and $2,000 may be requested.
If your project needs part-funding from another source, this funding needs to be confirmed before applying to Rotary.

Here are some groups and projects that we have supported in the past:

  • Compassionate Friends, Mandurah | Weekend retreats
  • Ed Connect, Mandurah | Youth workshops at schools
  • Fairbridge, Pinjarra | Resources for young people
  • Fishability Mandurah | Fishing rods, chairs and defibrillator
  • Mandurah BMX Club | Finish Line sign with Rotary logo
  • Mandurah Croquet Club | Fridge & croquet equipment
  • Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group | Dudley Dolphin
  • Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group | Personal location beacons
  • Parkrun, Dawesville | Defibrillator
  • Passages, Mandurah | Resources for the homeless
  • Pat Thomas House, Mandurah | Playground, toys and training
  • Peel Aquatic Club | Swimming equipment
  • Peel Community Kitchen | Kitchen appliances
  • Peel Connect | De-escalation training for night carer volunteers
  • Peel Preservation Group | Leaflets and event resources
  • Peel Thunderbirds Football Club | Players’ shirts
  • Riding for the Disabled, Mandurah | Pony, boots and helmets
  • WA Mums Cottage, Mandurah | Security system
  • Zonta, Mandurah | Birthing kits


We thank Mandurah Cruises for their generosity in supporting the Mandurah Rotary Wishing Well

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