As a result of the community exhibitions in Rainbow VIC and Warooka SA, Where There’s A Will has funded projects and programs that have now achieved the long term results of our Charity work.

The Rainbow Innovation Centre: Supporting All Abilities Inc

The Rainbow Innovation Centre is a Willo funded and inspired program.

Rainbow in rural Victoria has a population of 700 with no services, businesses or accommodation for their residents living with disabilities.

The Exhibition was held with 90 artists with $10,000 raised. 25 families living with disabilities were connected as a result of the commitment to be a Willo Community. 25 families that were previously unknown.

The town has connected with Woodbine Inc, one of Victorias most innovative and successful disability services based 60kms away in Warracknabeal. Woodbine who provide additional mentoring and support. The Centre has also connected with the school, mens shed and other community programs.

The Innovation Centre offers learning, skill development and friendship around art, music and gardening and the support team comprises  residents who are mentors to the members. 

YP Leisure Options

The Yorke Peninsula Leisure Options Program is a Council run amd managed service in the Southern Yorke Peninsula of SA. It has a broad population of approximately 15,000. 

The exhibition was held with 45 artists, raised $8,000 and connected the community.

The funds raised went towards enhancing the existing services for people living with intellectual disabilites and importantly raised so much more awareness around inclusion, being more patient, more kind and more compassionate towards those who live differently to them.

The Australian Mens Shed Association – a Collaboration with Where There’s a Will

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) and Where There’s a Will (Willo) have come together to increase awareness and inclusion for men with intellectual disabilities across the Men’s Shed community.

What’s involved?

There are a few ways you can be involved in the project, with the most simple being to transform a cricket bat into a piece of art to submit for the Men’s Sheds Bat for Will Exhibition (to be held in early 2023). You can read the Men’s Shed Bat for Will FAQs for more information.

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form so we can keep in touch with information about the project and exhibition: https://mensshed.org/news-events/mens-sheds-bat-for-will-expression-of-interest/

A growing number of Men’s Sheds around Australia have been involved with Willo. You can watch the AMSA Toolbox Talk Webinar Playback with Ange Clarke and John Kennis (Robertson Men’s Shed NSW) or visit the Willo website here: https://wheretheresawill.org.au/artists/mens-sheds/

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form so we can keep in touch with information about the project and exhibition: https://mensshed.org/news-events/mens-sheds-bat-for-will-expression-of-interest/