Brightening the horizon with blue
There are more than 600 blue trees standing tall throughout the world from Pannawonica to City Beach, Kalamunda to Broome and Missouri to Manchester.
Mother Nature isn’t responsible for the blue branches, it’s the Blue Tree Project, a team seeking to spark difficult conversations around mental health. Blue trees are a symbol to stand strong and be able to branch out to someone you trust.
Inspired by a story told at Jayden Whyte’s funeral in 2018, Jayden painted a tree blue on his family farm in Mukinbudin to see how long it would be before anyone noticed the deep blue tree on the horizon.
Jayden was close with family and friends, with a promising life ahead. Unfortunately, loved ones weren’t aware of the extent of his mental health issues and didn’t have the chance to get him the critical support he needed.
A $15,000 Lotterywest grant is helping the team at the Blue Tree Project with essential resources to enable new ways of working during the pandemic, to assist people in the Wheatbelt and surrounding areas with their mental health and wellbeing.
Thanks to you, $292 million went back to the WA community last financial year, to help make an already great state, greater.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc., now known as the Constable Care Foundation, was initiated in 1997 as part of Community Policing. Now a separate function, the team work tirelessly to address social issues in primary school aged children.
Towards access and performance costs for the Augusta River Festival 2019 to bring the community together in celebration.
Towards costs for a youth engagement strategy to provide active participation and wellbeing for children and young people in the West Pilbara region.
Want to apply for a grant?
Every year we give grants to Western Australian community organisations who provide services, support and inspiration to make this already great state, greater. If you think you’re one of those, click below to find out how to apply.