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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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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