St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

Imagined Futures Initiative

The Imagined Futures Initiative (IF Initiative), formerly known as the South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum, was established in 2013. It is a collective impact initiative, that brings innovation to addressing complex social issues for communities in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville.

Complex social issues and their impact especially upon women, children and young people are beyond the capacity of any single organisation to resolve.  The IF Initiative recognises that the only way to effect large-scale social change is through working together, pooling and mobilizing the resources available in our community to achieve shared social goals.

In order to do this, the IF Initiative, auspiced by St Patrick’s Community Support Centre,  brings together 80 not-for-profit and government service providers as well as business, philanthropy and community members across the three local government areas (Cockburn, Fremantle and Melville), to address complex community problems.

The work of the IF Initiative  is currently carried out through two working group structures.  The first is is a placed-based intervention focused in Davis Park in Beaconsfield, the second working group has a social issue focus, that of vulnerable and at-risk young people.

To find out more about our work or if you would like to be involved, visit our website


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