Officially opened on the 4th of March 2016 the Wingate Men’s Shed provides a space for Men in the local...
On May 09, 2017May 9, 2017
Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) was established in 1985 on a public housing estate in Ascot Vale which is home to approximately 1,700 residents. The centre is managed by a voluntary Committee of Management and employs over 50 staff and 50+ volunteers.
Wingate’s mission is to enable positive community wellbeing with a focus on learning and social activities, especially for people who are experiencing disadvantage. We believe such a commitment will lead to improvement in quality of life and empowerment for the local community.
The centre has been successful in growing its services in the local community and is highly regarded by all stakeholders including Local, State and Federal government. In 2012 Wingate was successful in attaining DGR status (Deductible Gift Recipient status) under the Public Benevolent Institution classification to allow donations towards the centre from philanthropic trusts.