Yapawarnti Fund

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Leedal has created an Incorporated Association, a charitable fund, called Yapawarnti Fund, to invest directly in the youth of the Fitzroy Valley, with an emphasis on the children living in our beneficiary communities.

The Yapawarnti Fund Inc. is all about the young people of the Fitzroy Valley. It is about making ‘real’ change that is lasting, creating role models, breaking the mould and empowering communities to participate in the process. The Fund aims to provide very real opportunities for our youth. 

Only in its infancy, the Yapawanrti Fund is developing key partnerships with Goolarri Media, Garnduwa and the Indigenous Hip Hop Program to deliver recreational, leadership and school retention programs for the youth of Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding communities. 

What we do

Yapawarnti was established by Leedal to facilitate, support and coordinate projects, initiatives and activities that will provide social benefits to its beneficiary communities.

It has a strong emphasis on youth: Yapawarnti in local language means “lots of children”.

The types of activities Yapawarnti wants to support are:

  • Economic projects and industries
  • Education and training
  • Cultural, moral, recreational and social well-being programs
  • Vocational training and employment


Yapawarnti is an Incorporated Association (Fund) which is not-for-profit and is based in Fitzroy Crossing. The Fund has a clear focus to generate positive outcomes for the community that will contribute to the social development of the region.

The Fund has developed a strong corporate structure that harnesses expertise and experience from within relevant fields complemented by local representation from the beneficiary communities of the The Fitzroy Crossing Trust.

The members of the Fund are:  Patrick Green (chairman), Rosemary Nuggett (vice-chairman/Bayulu), Laurie Shervington (secretary/legal), John Nicholas (treasurer/financial), Peter Murray (Marra Worra Worra); David Street (Yiyili), Ross McLarty (Kadjina), vacant (Kurnangki).

The Yapawarnti Fund Inc. (YFI) was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act, Western Australia 1987, in January 2010.

The Fund was established for the purpose of developing and supporting projects and initiatives in the Fitzroy Valley with a strong emphasis on youth. It could be argued that many departments and organisations are already delivering programs and services in this field, however in many cases these are not hitting the mark and others just don't exist. The Fund aims to play a key role if ‘filling the gaps’ through alternative models and programs developed in partnership with the beneficiary communities.

Yapawarnti is aware that it alone cannot resolve all of the youth issues in our community. We are developing key partnerships with other organisations which have a track record of delivering successful programs.




Contact Us

PO BOX 87, Fitzroy Crossing,
Western Australia, 6765
Tel:  08 9191 5004
Fax: 08 9191 5176
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