Wishing Well
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 7 News video about the Port Mandurah Canals Christmas Lights and the Rotary Wishing Well. 
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Rotary Wishing Well last Christmas, especially the customers of Mandurah Cruises. We collected $29,000 in total which will be distributed to the local community via an annual grant process.
Local community groups are encouraged to apply for funding between 1st February and 31st March. Download a grant application form below.
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:
  • Cancer Council | Fuel Vouchers for Peel Cancer Support Centre
  • Compassionate Friends, Mandurah | Weekend retreats
  • Ed Connect, Mandurah | Youth workshops at schools
  • Fairbridge, Pinjarra | Resources for young people
  • Fishability Mandurah | Fishing rods, reels, chairs and defibrillator
  • Halo Team Mandurah | Client Management System
  • Mandurah BMX Club | Awning + Finish Line sign with Rotary logo
  • Mandurah Croquet Club | Fridge & croquet equipment
  • Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group | Dolphin monitoring camera 
  • Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group | Dudley Dolphin project
  • 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 + first aid training
  • Peel Preservation Group | Leaflets and event resources
  • Peel Thunderbirds Football Club | Players’ shirts
  • Riding for the Disabled, Mandurah | Pony, boots and helmets
  • Rocky Bay Mandurah | Pedals for FES therapy bike
  • Safe Woman Safe Family WA | Television and white boards
  • Save the Children Mandurah | Volunteer appreciation + children's writing competition prizes
  • Uniting Outreach Mandurah | New vanities
  • WA Mums Cottage, Mandurah | Security system
  • Zonta, Mandurah | Birthing kits 
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