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Mental Illness Fellowship of WA

Level 3, 9 The Avenue, Midland WA
P.O. Box 1947, Midland WA 6936
Telephone: (08) 9237 8900  
Email: info@mifwa.org.au
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

 

Lorikeet Centre
104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007
P.O. Box 1006,
West Leederville 6901
Telephone: (08) 9237 8951 Facsimile: (08) 9381 9495
Email: lorikeet@mifwa.org.au
Office hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

 

Individualised Support for Community Living
61 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
P: (08) 9471 4222
F: (08) 9471 4299

 

Midland Wheatbelt Office
Regional Home Care Services
149 Fitzgerald Street,
Northam WA 6401
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

 

Or call 1800 985 944 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays.

 

For any COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS and SUGGESTIONS please fill out this FORM and email it to info@mifwa.org.au

Bequest Grants

Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grant

About Tecwyn Jones

Tecwyn was a member of MIFWA's Lorikeet Centre from its beginnings in 1994. He regularly attended the weekly lunches in the days when the Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) was the Schizophrenia Fellowship of WA. He was a popular and generous member, and had a keen interest in all people. He enjoyed the friendship and support he received through the Lorikeet Centre, and MIFWA and regarded all who attended as members of his family.

When Tecwyn passed away in 2004, he bequeathed a generous amount of money to MIFWA, to be shared equally between the Lorikeet Centre in West Leederville and the Mental Illness Fellowship of WA. Since 2004, these funds have been invested and the interest from the investment has been used across both services.

Annual Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants

The MIFWA Board of Management decided in May 2007, that the interest from the Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants investment, would now be used to set up an annual grants program to benefit people with mental illness, and the carers/families of MIFWA.

In setting up the Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants Program, MIFWA hopes to pay ongoing tribute to Tecwyn’s memory through the provision of regular annual grants that will benefit recipients of MIFWA’s services.

The current interest will be divided equally between people with mental illness and carers/families each year.

How the grants work

The maximum amount that can be applied for is $1,000 per individual/couple.

Examples of activities include: attending a conference, enrolling for a training course, purchasing a musical instrument, a short respite break, purchasing resources, or a course/workshop/conference.

Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants - Guidelines for applicants

To apply you must be a MIFWA member, be accessing services through MIFWA and have a diagnosed mental illness, or be the carer/family/friend of a person with a diagnosed mental illness.

You must demonstrate that the money will be used to improve your quality of life and/or assist in the journey towards recovery.

Individuals will not be eligible to apply within three consecutive years.

The MIFWA Board of Management takes individual circumstances into account. However, as funds are limited, applications where the funding requested is able to be matched either dollar for dollar, or less, will be looked on favourably. The grants are awarded during Schizophrenia Awareness Week in May each year. 

Tecwyn Jones Bequest Grants - Application Form

MIFWA's Membership Form