Cycling with conversation and connection | video

November 14, 2021

In 2018 Cycling Without Age Port Fairy received a grant from SWCF to help purchase their first trishaw. Now they are helping other groups across get established and keep the conversation rolling. After eighteen months of pandemic-related hiatus, Cycling Without Age Port Fairy are ready to get the wheels rolling again this summer. Organiser Brendan…

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Retiring directors hit the airwaves

October 22, 2021

          Retiring directors Barrie Baker and Brian Trotter joined 3YB’s Denis Napthine for a chat this morning about their contribution to the South West Community Foundation and the wider south-west Victorian community. To listen back to the conversation, play the audio link below. With thanks to Denis Napthine and the team…

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Thank you and farewell – Long term directors retire

October 15, 2021

South West Community Foundation is saying goodbye to our two longest Board members Barrie Baker and Brian Trotter. With a combined 20 years experience as directors on the Board, South West Community Foundation is saying farewell and thanks to Barrie Baker and Brian Trotter. Both have served their communities with great distinction, and been instrumental…

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2020-21 Annual General Meeting

September 20, 2021

              Join us online for the 2021 South West Community Foundation AGM and help us celebrate reaching the marvellous milestone of providing $1million in grants to the south-west Victorian community over the last 13 years. We will also be acknowledging the amazing work of our retiring board members. Please…

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Honorary Board of Director vacancies

September 10, 2021

We are looking for passionate, community-focused people to join the South West Community Foundation honorary Board of Directors. Do you have the skills to help support your community and help take the Foundation forward? Click here for the Expression of Interest form.

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Board Chair David McIntyre and Executive Officer Annabel Cussen with 2021 LGSC Scholarship recipient Carl Joyce

Leadership Great South Coast grant

August 20, 2021

We are pleased to announce the successful applicant for our southwestcommunityfoundation scholarship in the 2021 Leadership Great South Coast   (LGSC) program. Introducing Carl Joyce, Podiatrist at Gen Health Hamilton. Carl is pictured here at the LGSC Program opening with South West Community Foundation Board Chair, David McIntyre and Executive Officer, Annabel Cussen. South West Community Foundation…

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2021 Grant Recipients

August 9, 2021

South West Community Foundation continues to support south west Victoria community groups with the release of the 2021 Grant Recipient list, as 21 south west Victorian community groups continue their work and share in over $100,000 allocated. With the release of the 2021 Grant Recipients list the Foundation will pass the milestone of $1m given…

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Giving Tuesday Australia – Giving Thanks in this COVID-19 world

May 5, 2020

Giving Tuesday Australia        Many of us are feeling stressed, isolated and concerned for our financial futures but we also know that we’ve been remarkably lucky in Australia thanks to the hard work of many people – some of whom were not considered essential until we realised that they were. So, we at…

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2019 Grants Media Release

June 14, 2019

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CHAMPIONS SELF-HELP PROJECTS The South West Community Foundation is championing self-help projects proposed by smaller community groups as it shares $126,083 among 39 groups in its 2019 grants program Five of the funded projects were for community and school-based food production either through community garden plots or free meal programs at Colac, Camperdown,…

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$37,700 to help kids get Back to School

April 18, 2019

The South West Community Foundation has recently completed the distribution through its Back to School program of 754 vouchers each worth $50 for allocation to young people across 71 schools in the south west. The total value of the vouchers distributed is $37,700 The schools involved are both primary and secondary schools spread across the…

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