In July 2014 the Peter and Lyndy White Foundation committed to our largest ever single grant of $7.5M to Wintringham. The grant enabled Wintringham to purchase Gilgunya Village in Coburg, an aged care facility owned by Wesley Mission Victoria. Gilgunya consists of 51 single bedroom low care hostel units and 12 two-bedroom independent living units together with supporting facilities, contained in an attractively landscaped .83 hectare site.
Bryan Lipmann, Wintringham CEO, said while the grant would make Wintringham stronger, the fundamental difference was the net increase in the number of beds available to financially disadvantaged older people.
The Foundation hopes this donation will encourage other trusts and individuals to help reduce our homeless problem.