How We Are Funded
The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc is supported by the following organisations:
Department of Health;
Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing;
Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs;
Commonwealth Department Employment Education and Training;
NSW Department of Sport and Recreation; and,
by various private and company donations.
Some Recent Major Donations
$120,000 donation by Rotary Club of Manly Sunrise enabled the completion of the $185,000 upgrade to the Pioneer Clubhouse premises.
Manly Daily Local News by Steven Deare
Pioneer Clubhouse, a service of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, officially opened their upgraded premises on Quirk Rd, Balgowlah in December. The service helps people with mental issues gain confidence and helps them with entering community life and finding employment.
The $185,000 renovations to the old building - which staff said had cats and possums living in the ceiling - were mostly funded by a $120,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Manly Sunrise. The revamp includes new meeting rooms and office, exercise and arts facilities. Pioneer has also appointed a dietitian and physiologist to play key roles.
Pioneer Clubhouse - Ph 02 9907 9999 www.pioneerclubhouse.org.au
Members plus 5 staff run the Clubhouse. Members play an important role - participating in decision-making and taking up some positions in administration, communications, gardening and hospitality to help them gain confidence and experience. Pioneer Clubhouse also runs education and employment assistance programs.
SFNSW would like to thank Canterbury League Club for their generous contribution of $10,000 which will go towards the Health & Wellness Program in association with Canterbury Community Health and C-Life Health Club