Day for the homeless

The sponsorship is part of more than $380,000 in funding the city will contribute to events that aim to help the disadvantaged, support young leaders in business, and provide arts and cultural experiences.

At its council meeting last week, councillors approved sponsorship contributions to Homeless Connect Perth, 40under40 Awards, WAM Festival, City of Perth Symphony in the City and future seasons by WA Ballet.

As part of the City�s major partnership with the WA Symphony Orchestra, it will provide WASO with $195,000 in sponsorship to deliver a free outdoor concert at Langley Park on Saturday, December 12.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the City supported events that met the needs of the growing community.

�We have partnered with Homeless Connect Perth for the past seven years,� Ms Scaffidi said.

�Through the implementation of strategies like Homeless Connect, the City can better manage the impact of homelessness through the collaborative effort of community, business and not-for-profit, to improve the outcomes for homeless people in the inner city.

�With over 200 events and projects supported each year, we are leading city activation and vibrancy, as well as improving outcomes for the socially disadvantaged.�

The annual Homeless Connect Perth event will be held at Russell Square and the Hellenic Community Centre on Wednesday, November 11.

The event provides free services to homeless people for one day.

More than 1000 people, who were homeless, did not have secure accommodation or were at risk of becoming homeless, attended last year�s Homeless Connect Perth.