Apply to our community incentive programs




South West Community Foundation is pleased to announce that up to approximately $80,000 is available to grant in the 2020 Granting Round. Applications are invited from incorporated, not-for-profit community groups across southwest Victoria. Grants of up to $5,000 for charitable projects with a clear public benefit to the community of Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne, Warrnambool, Corangamite and Colac Otway local government areas will be considered.

NOTE: The Foundation encourages smaller community groups with minor projects to apply.

We are pleased to have The Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation (IDJFF) and the Cumorah Foundation partner with us again in 2020.

Applicants are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for projects that address the IDJFF and Cumorah priority interests of:

  1. Social Enterprise – providing support for programs which can lead to sustainable ongoing delivery
  2. Environment, conservation and sustainability, including gardens and community gardens.
  3. Community arts and culture.
  4. Literacy – early childhood and adult.

Applications to the IDJFF and Cumorah can be made using our 2020 Granting Online Application Form.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to talk to our Executive Officer, Karen Norris to discuss your project before submitting an application. Karen can be contacted on 0437 756 082 or email at

Make an Application

To apply for a grant in 2020, please read the 2020 Granting Guidelines, contact our Executive Officer to discuss your project and then complete the 2020 Grant Online Application Form which will be available Monday 3 February 2020.

For an idea of the types of projects South West Community Foundation has funded, please have a look at our lists of previous recipients. Further information regarding eligibility is contained in the 2020 Granting Guidelines and application form. To obtain the granting guidelines and application please refer to the links below or email the Executive Officer at or call 0437 756 082.

Applicants will be contacted about granting decisions by early May 2020.

2020 SWCF Grant Application Guidelines

2020 Online Application (to be available Mon 3 Feb 2020)

Please note that this year our application is a Online FormsAssembly Form.  If you are having difficulty accessing or completing this form please contact Karen Norris, Executive Officer for assistance.

Thank you