Community Bank Seddon is proud to be able to sponsor space in The Westsider newspaper and online for some fantastic people doing great work that benefits us all.
As a bank, we not only give you access to award-winning financial products and services, we’re also committed to returning profits to our local communities.
Open during lockdown as an essential service at 90 & 90A Charles Street Seddon from Mon-Fri 09:30-16:00. Phone 9687 2500.
We may be locked down, but your local community groups are still working away; feeding, growing, re-purposing and teaching for a better future for all of us. Here are some of the groups we are lucky to have in the inner-west – contact any that you wish to get involved with!
Friends of Cruickshank Park
Friends of Cruickshank Park are the mechanics, eyes and ears behind all there is to do in Cruickshank Park. We’re set on making the park as fun as it can be. From community days to pop-up villages, to bobbing flamingos… If it’s related to Cruickshank Park, we’re making it happen.
CWA Footscray, established in 2015, is part of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria. Famous for scones and jam, we are a friendship group for community minded women. We raise funds for local good causes through cake stalls and jam sales. New members are always welcome.
Comfort Care Foundation
Our Vision is to bring comfort, hope & benevolent relief to disadvantaged groups including young people, women, children & people with disabilities & the poor and strive to ensure that every person in our society has the necessity of life – healthy and fresh food.
Recently we opened the Comfort Café in Footscray and offer free meals to the homeless community with the support of its “Pay it Forward” program. Anyone who visits the café can leave a “gift” of a coffee, a soup or a meal – whether it’s $2 or $20, every donation goes directly toward providing a meal and a safe space for their next visitor in need.
Comfort Café, 40A Leeds Street Footscray VIC 3011
West Welcome Wagon
West Welcome Wagon is dedicated to providing material aid and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne’s west. We currently support over 800 households from over 30 different countries, providing good quality donated items such as furniture, bedding, clothing, children’s toys, appliances and kitchenware together with food, toiletries and personal items.
Permaculture Out West
Permaculture Out West (POW) is a network of people living in Melbourne’s west, learning and practising permaculture. Permaculture is an ethics-based design framework that adopts a whole-systems approach to creating abundance in our gardens and beyond.
We run seed swaps, workshops, backyard garden tours and working bees. We love to collaborate with others – including nature groups, non-profits, local traders, schools and local councils – in projects that foster community connectedness and environmental sustainability.
Inner West Community Bike Hub
The Inner West Community Bike Hub is a collaboration between Inner West Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Footscray, creating a non for profit initiative providing a bike service and repairs workshop as well as safe riding and bike maintenance programs.
Funds raised from the Bike Hub help support our programs and workshops as well as our volunteer program where bikes are recycled and donated to those in need.
38–40 Moreland Road Footscray
1300 BIKE HUB
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
A Footscray local for 18 years, Vincent Belmonte joined the ASRC in 2018 as Operations Coordinator for the Community Food Program.
“I love my role here,” Vincent says. “I’m inspired by the dedication of our volunteers, and the courage and resilience of our members.”
The ASRC Foodbank supports 1000+ people seeking asylum with essential food and hygiene items, the majority of which is donated by the community.
To find out how to donate, visit www.asrc.org.au/ways-to-give/donate-food-and-goods
Reaching Out in the Inner West
Reaching out in the Inner West of Melbourne is a spiritual group that provide home cooked vegetarian meals, snack packs, tea/coffee/milo/sugar, drinks, non-perishable food items, bread, adult clothing, shows, toiletries, doonas, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags to people experiencing homelessness and those generally struggling. we have provided this service since 2005.
Our motto is “love all, serve all, help ever, hurt never”
When: Monday at 5.30 pm
Where: Footscray Mall (Nicholson St)
Yarraville Community Centre
YCC is a vibrant community hub that provides government-funded accredited and pre-accredited training programs, community services, childcare, a food relief program, venue hire, youth programs and community short courses. We welcome all of our local community to come in and access our services, located in Footscray and Yarraville.