2021 Grant Recipients – Strategic grant starts sausages sizzling in Koroit.

December 31, 2021

A new BBQ will be installed in the Koroit Railway Station precinct, on the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail, thanks to a strategic grant of $31,142 from the Koroit Sub Fund. The large grant was approved to help the progression of this ‘signature project’ Ian Bodycoat, the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee…

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2021 Grant Recipients – “Connect and Contribute”

December 31, 2021

The Colac & District Family History Group (CDFHG) will use a grant from the Colac Sub Fund to upgrade their computer infrastructure allowing researchers to work from home. Media and project coordinator Merrill O’Donnell said the two phase project will be a massive step for CDFHG, and especially important for members who have been isolated…

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2021 Grant Recipients – ‘Stoked Surf Therapy’

December 31, 2021

Brophy Family and Youth Services have received a grant of $5000 to run the Stoked surf therapy program. Brophy Community Connections Coordinator Anna Sanderson said it was amazing to have the opportunity to help build connections between young people while using the surf to improve their mental health. “During COVID we needed to rethink how…

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2021 Grant recipients – ‘Terang – Just as we are’

December 31, 2021

The Terang Progress Association received funding to help produce the ‘Terang – Just as we are’ photography exhibition and book. TPA secretary Gabrielle O’Brien said the $3000 grant they received is vital to help them stage this project. “We couldn’t run this project without the grant,” Ms O’Brien said. “We really do appreciate this grant…

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2021 Grant Recipient – ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Families’

December 31, 2021

A project to help build connections between indigenous women in Portland, through cooking and sharing indigenous ingredients, was successful in receiving a grant this year. The ‘Healthy Women, Healthy Families’ program at Dhauwaurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service (DWECHS) is helping support the local indigenous community by teaching women healthy and tasty recipes using produce…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 23, 2021

Summer time means Christmas time, so we are taking a short break to reset and get ready for 2022. From all of the board and staff, please have a very safe and happy Xmas with your loved ones. We all look forward to continuing to build and empower the community all across south west Victoria…

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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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