New horse for the Warrnambool RDA thanks to the South West Community Foundation

December 5, 2018

South West Community Foundation chair Barrie Baker said new horse Daphne had proven to be very popular with the riders. “The community foundation is about local people helping local causes, “We are particularly keen on things that enrich the community and this is certainly an example of that enrichment. “You can tell from how much enthusiasm they…

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2017 Grant – Hands on Learning Brauer College St Helens Bio Link Landcare Project

June 26, 2018

Hands on Learning Brauer College: St Helens Bio Link Landcare Project was supported by the Niall Foundation facilitated through the South West Community Foundation. Part of the media released noted: During an event in October 2017 the east boundary fence between the reserve and the adjoining managed Blue Gum Plantation was noted for its derelict state….

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Colac Sub Fund – Grant Applicants outcomes

June 26, 2018

Read the articlaes for the following projects that the Colac Sub Fund has supported in 2018 and 2017: Eat Up Australia in partnership with Rotaract Club of Otway to assist kids getting access to healthy food in schools. Colac Driver Reviver for a ride on mower to ensure their reviver site  is clean, safe and…

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$134,565 in Community Foundation Grants

June 26, 2018

The South West Community Foundation has announced 44 grants totalling $134,565 to the community of south west Victoria for the 2018 Granting Round. This figure is an increase on the funds distributed in 2017. The grants support a wide range of activities and causes including upgrading the environment of the Drumborg Public Hall, funding to…

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2018 Back to School Vouchers

April 23, 2018

In 2018 the South West Community Foundation has facilitated 826 $50 Target Back to School vouchers worth $41,300 to over 66 schools within the south west region of Victoria. 108 of these vouchers were recently provided to schools impacted by the St Patrick’s Day Fires. We wish these families well in the coming months and…

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SWCF Board of Directors vacancy

July 12, 2017

Share your expertise and benefit the community Do you have strong community networks and a passion for supporting the community of south west Victoria? Could you bring to the honorary Board of Directors useful experience, particularly in business management, marketing, the law or fundraising? Would you like to serve your community as a Director with…

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Foundation grant helps Koroit Irish Festival

May 5, 2017

Thousands of people flocked to the South-West Victorian hamlet of Koroit in April for the 2017 Koroit Irish Festival , and South West Community Foundation’s support helped ensure the event’s success. The festival celebrated its 21st birthday this year with a program that included a wide selection of talented musicians, comedian Jimeoin, Irish games, food…

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Re-branding for the Foundation for its 10th year Anniversary!

April 26, 2017

The South West Community Foundation which has been supporting community projects and social support activities across the region for 10 years this year, has decided to celebrate with a change of image. The Foundation operates by receiving donations from the community to build a perpetual trust fund and then using the investment income from that…

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We need your help Supporting the South West!

June 15, 2016

The South West Community Foundation has set an ambitious minimum target of $250,000 for its 2016 appeal as it struggles to keep up with demand for support. The launch of the appeal follows the recent announcement of grants worth more than $150,000. The 2016 appeal is following the theme ‘Supporting the South West’. Appeal chairman…

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