2022 Grant Recipient full list

June 2, 2022

Congratulations to the 31 south west Victorian organisations who are receiving funding from the SWCF 2022 Grant Round. We look forward to sharing the stories of the amazing work you are doing to connect and grow your communities. Main Fund Camperdown Foodshare Food staples & productive garden Hamilton Scout Group Equipment & Storage Coleraine Primary…

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$113k in grants to be distributed

June 1, 2022

South West Community Foundation is preparing to distribute more than $113,000 in grants to 31 successful community groups across south west Victoria. SWCF Board Chair David McIntyre said the 2022 Grant Round was more important to the community as they work to recover from the challenges of the last two years. “Many groups have been…

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March Newsletter – 7 days to go!

March 25, 2022

SWCF’s March Newsletter is now out. With only 7 days to go, get your applications for the 2022 Grant Round in now. 7 days to go for 2022 grant applications            

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Board members on air in Warrnambool

March 19, 2022

With just two weeks to go to get applications in for the 2022 Grant Round, SWCF board members Edith Farrell and Carly Jordan joined 3YB’s Peter Headen on Friday 18 March. If you missed the conversation you can listen back here. Please head to the Grants section for all information about applying to the 2022…

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SWCF hits the Colac airwaves

March 16, 2022

Robyn Alexander, SWCF Deputy Chair and chair of the Colac Sub Fund Committee, has been doing the media rounds talking about the 2022 Grant Round applications (closing March 31, see www.southwestcommunityfoundation.org/grants for more information). Here are the two conversations, with OCR and MIXX FM, if you missed them the first time around.      …

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2021 Annual Report

March 11, 2022

The SWCF 2021 Annual Report is now available. Please download the report to see all of the great work the Foundation has been undertaking to help our community connect and grow. SWCF 2021 Annual Report  

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2022 Grant applications now open

March 1, 2022

Applications for the 2022 South West Community Foundation Grant Round are now open. Submit applications via the Grant Portal here, The applications are to be completed via the SWCF Smarty Grants page. You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go. For queries about deadlines, or questions in the…

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Board chair talks 2022 grants on ABC South West Vic

February 25, 2022

SWCF board chair David McIntyre chatted to ABC South West Victoria’s Jeremy Lee, on Monday February 21, about the upcoming opening for 2022 Grant Round applications. The pair were joined by Wendy Rotumahn from Portland’s Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service. In 2021, DWECHS received a grant to help purchase pots, pans and other equipment…

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Hamilton business woman receives leadership grant

February 18, 2022

Hamilton businesswomen Di Dixon is ready to make big strides in leading her community as the recipient of the South West Community Foundation 2022 Leadership Great South Coast grant. Mrs Dixon said she has been looking to move into the community space and was recommended by several friends to apply for the LGSC program. “When…

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