Geelong Community Foundation News

Celebrating International Women’s Day – Joy Leggo OAM, Cultura

Joy has been the CEO of Cultura since its creation in May 2021; prior to that she was the inaugural CEO of Multicultural Aged Care Services for 28 years, which recently merged with Diversitat to become Cultura. Cultura is a multi-faceted organisation covering service delivery from humanitarian support, immigration services, employment programs, pre-accredited training such...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day – Maud Clark, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company

The Geelong Community Foundation is proud to highlight some of the incredible women working in the for purpose sector in our community, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on March 8. Somebody’s Daughter Theatre (SDT) is a company of artists whose mission is to work with those who are the most marginalised in our...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day – Laura Harvey, Tiny Dots Early Intervention

The Geelong Community Foundation is proud to highlight some of the incredible women working in the for purpose sector in our community, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on March 8.   Laura Harvey, a speech pathologist, is the founder of Tiny Dots Early Intervention and after the organisation became a charity in 2021,...

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P500 donors award $79,000 community wellbeing grant to Tiny Dots Early Intervention

The Geelong Community Foundation this week held its annual P500 Pitch & Vote Night, with three shortlisted community organisations vying for a $79,000 community wellbeing grant. The event was the culmination of the campaign that attracted 279 donors, who each contributed $500 towards the grant, and these donors ultimately voted to award the funds to...

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2023 P500 Pitch & Vote Night Finalists Pitch Videos

We are excited for this Thursday 16th November when the three shortlisted organisations will pitch for the 2023 P500 grant of $79,000. Below are the pitch videos from the three organisations.      

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2023 P500 Grant Finalists

Our grant review panel had some amazing applications to assess, it most certainly wasn’t an easy choice, so a very big congratulations to the 3 finalists Cherished Pets Making Waves Foundation Tiny Dots Early Intervention Click here to view more information about all of our Grant Finalists Don’t forget about Pitch and Vote Night on...

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Celebrating World Food Day with Farm My School

Imagine a school that can feed its community. Today is World Food Day and the Geelong Community Foundation is proud to shine a light on the work of Farm My School, a food literacy program that aims to change the culture of what households are eating, especially in low socio-economic communities and households that are...

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Bittersweet Project

Today is International Coffee Day and the Geelong Community Foundation is proud to use this day to highlight The Bittersweet Project, an initiative of MacKillop Family Services. MacKillop Family Services works for the rights of all children to be free to enjoy their childhood in safe and loving homes, where they are nurtured, and have...

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Celebrating World Literacy Day with EdConnect

Today is World Literacy Day and the Geelong Community Foundation is proud to highlight the incredible work of EdConnect, a local organisation that partners with schools to identify their specific needs and then recruit, screen, train and match intergenerational volunteers in learning support, either classroom or program-based, or mentoring roles. EdConnect General Manager Danie McNeil...

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The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre)

  We will fund an incredible $1.34million in community grants this year with one of the most significant grants awarded to The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre), a community based, not-for-profit service, offering free, confidential trauma-informed sexual assault and family violence services across the Barwon region. The $76,000 grant funded over...

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Celebrating Speech Pathology Week with Bellarine Community Health

In celebration of Speech Pathology Week we are proud to highlight the work of Bellarine Community Health (BCH), the largest provider of community health services on the Bellarine Peninsula, and which operates from fives sites including locations in Drysdale, Portarlington, Point Lonsdale, and Ocean Grove. Community health plays the crucial role of filling gaps left...

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Celebrating World Refugee Week

  We are celebrating Refugee Week and are proud to highlight the incredible work being undertaken by CatholicCare, in particular its Settle Well – Next Phase project which supports young people and women who have lived experience in seeking asylum to secure employment. We provided CatholicCare with funding during our 2021-22 grant round to assist...

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