2022 Grants

Directors of the Geelong Community Foundation approved $1,260,000 in grants for 2022/23 to community organisations supporting people in the greater Geelong Region.

Grant allocations for 2022/23 are provided/calculated based on funds raised to 30 June 2021.

This year, members of the Grants Committee reviewed more than 85 applications seeking over $3m.  The Foundation approved 61 grants for a diverse range of programs.  This year the Foundation is very pleased to award its first grant for the new focus area of “Environment”.

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 22 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 2022/23 can be found here and details of the program that each grant will support can be found here or by visiting our Allocations page on the website