Assistance – General Welfare and School Uniforms

CWA of WA Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund (General Financial Assistance)

Named in honour of a Western Australian born Governor of the State, this fund is wholly supported by the voluntary donations of CWA Branches in Western Australia and receives no Government funding.  The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential.

  1. To apply for welfare (general) assistance, please download the following form:  SJMEW APPLICATION FOR WELFARE ASSISTANCE
  2. To apply for educational assistance, please download the following formSJMEW APPLICATION FOR EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

Please note (For Uniform Assistance Applications):

  • Before you apply for assistance:
    • check if your school has a second hand uniform shop.  Items can be purchased at very reasonable rates.
    • In addition, if your child/ren are in high school, you may be eligible for the State Government’s Secondary Assistance Scheme which can be applied for through your child’s high school for assistance with school uniforms and education fees.
  • If you proceed with the Association’s application form, you must supply a completed official uniform list per child indicating, child’s name, school, class, item, size and cost.
  • The Association will only partly subsidize the cost of uniforms with the final amount calculated on the applicant’s individual circumstances.  Therefore, please do not request multiples of each item – we are only looking at trying to get you started so your child has a uniform to wear and feels included and looking the same as all their friends.
  • Payment is made direct to the uniform supplier – not to the applicant.
  • The CWA of WA cannot fund the provision of school textbooks or IPADS / laptop computers for students.