Directors of the Geelong Community Foundation approved $1,023,000 in grants for 2021/22 to community organisations supporting people in the greater Geelong Region.
The Foundation approved 54 grants to a diverse range of organisations. Members of the Grants Committee reviewed more than 74 applications seeking over $2.5m.
Applications were prioritised with a focus on the “needs” of the community. This included: domestic violence, financial hardship, mental health, substance abuse, social inclusion, housing (social/affordable), migrant/refugees, education (keeping the kids at school), employment access and food security.
The Foundation has been making a difference in the Geelong region for the past 21 years, working to deliver long term sustainable change. Believing that smarter giving, results in a bigger impact, now and forever.
A full list of the grants provided for 2021/22 can be found here and details of the program that each grant will support can be found here