Tower Hill heading to the big screen

August 9, 2022

SWCF Chair David McIntyre and geologist Michael Raetz joined ABC SW breakfast presenter Jeremy Lee to discuss the upcoming feature-length documentary on Tower Hill and the Belfast Coast. This project has received funding from SWCF in the 2022 Grant Round, along with 30 other local organisations. Listen back to the interview here:

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Grant puts Tower Hill history on the big screen

June 17, 2022

Grant puts Tower Hill history on the big screen Port Fairy Tourist Association will be putting the ‘remarkable’ geological, ecological and cultural history of the Tower Hill volcanic structure on the big screen after receiving $12,500 in grants from South West Community Foundation’s 2022 Grant Round. South West Community Foundation is awarding more than $113,000…

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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 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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