2015 Grant Recipients

The 2015 Grant Recipients have been chosen from 66 project applications requesting more than $295,800 in grants from across the South West. This year, $144,780 has been awarded to 38 projects including 8 projects chosen by the Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation and 4 projects chosen to receive funds donated to South West Community Foundation by Deakin University.

South West Community Foundation – 2015 grants


Leadership Great South Coast
Leadership Great South Coast Scholarship $1,500

Advance Camperdown Incorporated
Dream, Play, Live – Camperdown Apex Park – A Community Vision $5,000

Cavendish Townscape Association Inc.
Enabling Disabled $2,365

Hamilton Institute of Rural Learn
‘Small Things’ Exhibition $1,500

Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild Inc.
Hamilton Wool and Craft Teching Up $1,700

Warrnambool City Council, Fun4Kids Festival
The Book Nook $5,000

Hampden Specialist School
Therapy Foam Equipment $1,000

Cooinda Terang Inc.
The Cottage Kiln$ 5,000

TOTAL: $23,065 


Hampden Specialist School
Therapy Foam Equipment $2,000

Portland Toy Library Inc.
Toys For All $3,700

Western District Health Service
‘Four Funerals in One Day’ $3,300

South West Local Learning and Employment Network
Brauer College Nurturing Secondary School Pilot $5,000

TOTAL: $14,000


Friends of St Brigid’s Association Inc.
Stage Curtains for Crossley $2,478

Koroit & District Historical Society Inc.
Forgotten Faces – Untold Stories $4,000

Koroit & District Pre-School Association Inc.
The Jacaranda Meeting Place $5,000

Koroit & District Primary School
The Nurture Nest $4,500

Koroit Irish Festival
Sing a Song for Koroit $2,500

Lions Club of Koroit Inc.
Koroit Station Children’s playground project $5,000

Moyne Shire Council
Community Education & Training Area for Horses and Dogs in Koroit $2,070

Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee Inc.
Shelter on the Trail $5,000

Woolsthorpe Mechanics Institute
Air Conditioner 2015 $4,661

Moyne Health Services
Spring Park Fair – Health & Well Being Day $5,000

Hawkesdale & District Pre-school
Learning to Read is Igniting an Everlasting Fire $5,000

Wyndham Community Arts Alliance Inc.
Behind Tower Hill $2,100

Koroit Playgroup auspiced by Playgroup Victoria
Koroit Play Group Swing Rescue $660

TOTAL: $47,969 


Colac Otway Shire
Rock Across The Ages $3,500

Colac Players Inc. auspiced by Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre
Inheritance – Rural Issues on Stage $4,925

Colac Woodturners and Woodcrafters Guild Inc.
Colac Otway Wood Design Exhibition 2015 $1,450

Leadership Great South Coast
Leadership Great South Coast Scholarship (Colac) $1,500

Eurack Recreation Centre Committee
Eurack Avenue of Honour $300

Colac Area Health
Four Funerals in One Day! $1,000

South West Do Care Inc.
Defib Do Care! $2,949.50

TOTAL: $15,624.50  


Port Fairy Community Group Inc. auspiced by Moyne Health Services
Learning Garde $2,200

Port Fairy Heritage Boats Inc. auspiced by Moyne Health Services
Port Fairy Traditional Whaleboat $5,000

F Project auspiced by Warrnambool Art Gallery
Mural and Practice Wall $5,000

Warrnambool Community Garden Inc. auspiced by Brophy Family and Youth Services
Community Garden Quarry Transformation $6,500

Life Be In It. Australia Limited
Arts on Track Program $5,000

Life Be In It. Australia Limited
Loving Opera – Theatre Within Reach $7,500

Realise Enterprises Inc.
Expansion of ‘The Tasty Plate’ website $1,881

Justice Connect
DGR Training for Not-For-Profit Organisations $11,040

TOTAL: $44,121

TOTAL 2015 GRANTS FUNDED: $144,780