Community Inclusion and Partipation Grant helps fund Ultimate Challenge


The Leeuwin Foundation is pleased to announce it is the recipient of funding from the Disability Services Commission Community Inclusion and Participation Grant.

Earlier in 2016, applications opened for their bi-annual Ultimate Challenge, a voyage specifically designed for young people with physical, sensory or intellectual limitations.

The grant, along with a generous donation from a regular donor and funds raised through the Foundation’s online auction, will enable participants to board the voyage with a subsidised payment of just $1,117.50.

The voyage will run from 8 – 12 March and the Leeuwin Foundation is seeking 24 young people with physical, sensory or intellectual limitations and 16 support trainees (18+) to join this special voyage.

Voyage participants have the opportunity to experience the thrill of tall ship sailing over five days at sea – in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Throughout the voyage new friendships will be made, new skills acquired and new found self-confidence gained.

Chief Executive Officer at the Leeuwin, Carol Shannon, comments on this amazing show of support.

“We were really thrilled to receive the generous grant from the Disability Services Commission, enabling a further subsidy on the voyage fare, maximising accessibility to this unique adventure at sea.”

“We also wish to thank our generous ongoing donor and the winners of our online auction who will also contribute funds, ensuring this subsidy was possible,” she said.

Applications for the March Ultimate Challenge close Sunday 5th February. These will be reviewed by the medical committee and successful applicants will be contacted mid-February.

To download the application form and apply for the voyage click here.

To support the cause and bid on the Leeuwin Online Auction click here.

To view information about the Community Inclusion and Participant grant recipients click here.