Community incentives programs

One of the South West Community Foundation’s key aims is to build a substantial, permanent trust fund, which supports projects that strengthen communities throughout South West Victoria.

South West Community Foundation’s funds are held in perpetuity, which means the corpus funds continue to grow and the interest earned from their investment is used in the for community grant programs. In the last ten years the Foundation grew a corpus of approx $2.1 million and provided over $630,000 in grants to community groups within the south west region.

South West Community Foundation and its community grant programs cover six municipal council areas in the south west of Victoria: Colac Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Warrnambool, Southern Grampians and Glenelg.

South West Community Foundation’s value proposition:

  • The Foundation understands that success starts with listening – listening to our community and understanding its areas of greatest needs.  You can see our impact right across Victoria’s south west – every day we are finding new ways to empower community groups and organisation to make a difference as only they can.  In this way, we are working together to build a permanent fund to create stronger, enriched and more sustainable community today and for generations to come.