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About Make a Difference WA

Make a Difference WA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to raise significant funds through various projects to make a difference to the lives of those in necessitous circumstances, thereby improving the overall quality of life across Western Australian communities.

The Foundation endeavours to give a helping hand to disadvantaged West Australians who fall through the cracks and cannot find any funding support.

Where the money goes

Make a Difference WA (MAD) prides itself on the integrity of its support process; all applications are considered by  an independent committee. The Committee meets every month to consider applications.

Each application is reviewed on a case by case basis and due diligence ensures that the requested assistance fulfils a tangible need and is the best possible use of funds.

MAD focuses on ‘filling the gaps’ and providing much needed assistance to individuals, families and other organisations that often have nowhere else to turn.

The foundation focuses on giving support to those who cannot access or only get limited support from Government & other Funding Agencies.

MAD provides funding for applicants in the purchase of equipment and resources directly rather than giving cash, you can be sure every dollar gets through to where it is needed most.


Make a Difference WA began in 2006 and, since then, has raised and given away more than $2 million to enrich the lives of those West Australians in desperate need of a helping hand.   Funds are raised each year through a range of unique events including the Thrifty Car and Truck Rental Corporate Charity Golf Classic; IC Frith & Associates WA Corporate Cricket Breakfast; Regis Aged Care Charity Concert; Make a Difference WA Charity Dinner proudly sponsored by Cobham Aviation Australia and many generous corporate sponsorships, corporate events and individual donations from the general public.

Make a Difference WA Board of Directors

Bruce Reynolds
Michael Kenyon
Jason Dover
Peter Walters
Diane Wilcox
Rita Conway
Michael Caplehorn
Colin Langer
Michael Kenyon
Ron Conway
Chief Executive Officer
Volunteer Co-ordinator
Past Chairman
Past Chairman
Past Chairman
Past CEO

Our Patron

JUSTIN-LANGER-CORPORATE-PICJustin Lee Langer AM (born 21 November 1970) is an Australian former cricketer who represented Australia in 105 Test matches, and is the current coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in Australian domestic cricket. A left-handed batsman, Justin is best known for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia’s opening batsmen during the early and mid-2000s, considered one of the most successful ever. Representing Western Australia domestically, Justin played English county cricket for Middlesex and Somerset, and holds the record for the most runs scored at first-class level by an Australian.

Justin has been Make a Difference WA’s Patron since 2006 and during this time he is proud to have helped make a difference to the lives of many people in the West Australian community through the foundation and its projects.


Ambassador of Make a Difference Foundation WA


Australian Diamonds Netball Team Captain

Make a Difference WA is delighted and thrilled to have Caitlin Bassett, Australian Diamonds Captain and Sunshine Coast Lightning Goal Shooter, join the Make a Difference family and assist us in making a difference in the West Australian Community.