Every boab tree is unique like every donor. They have character and personality as you would expect of such an ancient life-form like the boab. Some individual trees are 1,500 years old which makes them the oldest living beings in Australia, and puts them amongst the oldest in the world.
The boab tree for Aboriginal people in the north of Australia have been providers for centuries giving shelter, providing food, water and medicine. Every part of the boab tree was important no matter what size, from the seeds, the nuts through to the roots.
From a little seed would grow this majestic tree full of hope, soul and power for Aboriginal people from which life, health and ceremony would come.
FISH sees the significance of every single donation, no matter how small or large, to be as important as the single boab seed from which abundant things can grow.
Join with us on this great adventure by supporting the work of FISH and from your support and partnership with us we can achieve great things together that will make a positive lasting and sustainable difference in the lives of Aboriginal people.
Gifts of more than $2 are tax deductible in Australia.
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FISH is an organisation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people direct, lead, and work in partnership with non-Aboriginal people and together build on each other’s skills, knowledge and passion.
Acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a living spiritual, cultural, familial and social connection with country, FISH seeks to bring healing to the spirit, heart, mind, body and land to help create healthy people and communities.
We bring about sustainable health through community-based programmes providing learning experiences in life skills, personal development, education, training, employment and creative initiatives. We are continuing to work to address the housing crisis and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people break the cycle of generational poverty through our home ownership initiative.
We are focused on giving a hand up, not a hand out and the FISH acronym fits with the old proverb as we believe that:
“When you give someone a fish you only feed them for a day but if you teach someone to fish you feed them for a lifetime.”
As you join with us you will be working to bring about positive long term sustainable change in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families, the community and Australia.
Follow the link below or email [email protected] to join with us.
Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) has established the 250 Club so that people can partner with FISH as we work to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of generational trauma, poverty and engagement in the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and enable them to be valued by and able to positively contribute to their community.
FISH believes that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the right to be confident, connected, healthy, have equal opportunities with education, training, employment and life choices and are valued as positive, healing and leading contributors to community in connecting people to caring for each other and caring for country.
As you become one of the limited 250 people and organisations who are members of the 250 Club you will be working in partnership with FISH to provide people with a hand up not a hand out. You can become a member of the 250 Club by making an annual donation of $250. If you just want to join for one year and see how we go then we would love you to join us in our endeavours.
As you become a member of the 250 Club you join with us in working to bring about positive long term sustainable change in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families, the community and Australia.
Click below to join with us in this great initiative.
Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health Limited provides your organisation with an opportunity to engage your employees in working together to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and break intergenerational cycles of trauma, poverty and engagement in the justice system.
Workplace Giving is a program that is initiated by an enabling employees to make pre-tax donations direct from their pay.
Your employees may not even notice the deduction but our projects will benefit greatly from your continued support.
Workplace Giving ticks so many boxes:
From as little as $2 per pay, less than the cost of a coffee, we can make a sustainable difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Find out more by contacting us directly to become a Workplace Giving donor.
Dedicated volunteers have been supporting the Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) for over 7 years. Currently, we have over 10 volunteers who help to strengthen and enhance the quality of service we provide to Aboriginal Australians and their families.
FISH’s volunteers are an integral part of our organisation. In return for their time and dedication, our volunteers benefit from:
The costs of these checks are reimbursed by Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health when a volunteer joins.
To enquire about becoming a volunteer please email [email protected]
In making a bequest to the Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health you are helping us to break the cycle of generational trauma, poverty and engagement in the justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and enable them to be valued by and able to positively contribute to our community.
Your lasting, caring gift will be responsibly managed and will continue to benefit many people long after you have gone. You also have the opportunity to nominate which area you would like your bequest to support, such as the Aboriginal Home Ownership Initiative, our Justice, Health, Creative, Education, or Employment Initiatives.
The information on this web page does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health Ltd encourages you to seek professional, legal estate planning and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.
Story telling in community has the power to increase cultural understanding and arouse emotions that can lead to action and change.
FISH would like to see all children across Australia have access to the same opportunities to access books and education language resources. We have been actively supporting teachers, schools, community groups and carers access culturally appropriate resources for many years.
The FISH Books for All Initiative will enable FISH to continue to deliver books to Communities and to children and families who do not have access to books, especially culturally appropriate books.
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Address: 769 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Should you wish to find out more or make a donation, please contact FISH using the form to the left.