Apply to our community incentive programs


We thank everyone for the many applications received  and acknowledge the time it takes to lodge these.

Assessment of these grant applications for 2019 aim to be completed, and applicants notified, by early May.

South West Community Foundation is pleased to announce that up to $80,000 is available to grant in the 2019 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.

We are pleased to have The Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation (IDJFF) and the Cumorah Foundation partner with us again in 2019.

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 can be made using our 2018 Granting 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 2019, please read the 2019 Granting Guidelines, contact our Executive Officer to discuss your project and then complete the 2019 Grant Online Application Form. 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 2019 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.

2019 SWCF Grant Application Guidelines

2019 SWCF Grants ONLINE Application 

NOTE:  Due to the limitation of the online application form that cannot save or print online, please use this word application document with all the questions to assist.  You can save this document in your G Drive and then cut and paste information into the online application.


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