Building Safe Havens
The Wests Knights Foundation has partnered with progressive community housing provider Housing Plus to support survivors of domestic violence. The Foundation has committed a significant initial investment of $300,000, which will be dedicated to the development of two purpose-built properties in the Hunter region.
The properties will adopt the Core and Cluster design model, which is the gold standard in supported crisis accommodation. This model moves away from refuge style communal living, providing women and their children with the privacy and protection of independent, fully self-contained units. The units are clustered within the development to facilitate state-of-the-art security, while core social services are available on-site to ensure families receive the care they need as they journey through trauma towards recovery.
The Wests Knights Foundation is excited to be frontiering this new standard of care in the Hunter region and looks forward to partnering with Housing Plus and specialist local service providers to ease the burden and impact of domestic and family violence. The Foundation is committed to supporting survivors and creating a safer community for all.
Lifting spirits at Easter
The players helped bring positivity and lift spirits and by engaging with the kids and parents in a fun chocolate filled afternoon.
Players & Fans Unite
On March 20, 2022, the Knights used their home game as an opportunity to support those affected by the worst recorded flooding disaster in the eastern states.
Soul Café in Newcastle offers home-cooked meals and a welcoming space for those in need. The Wests Group ClubGRANTS program provides an annual funding of $45,000 to sustain and support this vital service.
Supporting Nova Women and Children
Nova Women and Children, supports women who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic or family violence. The Wests Group proudly assists this organisation in funding safe housing.
Home away from home
The Wests Group ClubGRANTS program has generously donated $82,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities, facilitating the upgrade and refurbishment of accommodation units at John Hunter Children’s Hospital.