Record number of grants in Round 1 2020
The successful applicants from Round One, 2020 of the Westfund Community Grants Program have been announced
The Program continues to grow, with a record number of applicants sharing their initiatives to secure a defibrillator or a grant of up to $2500.
This round had an added bonus for applicants, with an extra $50,000 in funding added to the available pool as part of the recognition of our recent milestone of reaching 50,000 memberships.
Of this additional funding, $40,000 was available in regular grants, with the final $10,000 forming one major grant, to be awarded via public vote.
With a range of diverse and innovative applications, the selection committee had their work cut out for them in assessing who would receive a grant or defibrillator, as well as a shortlist for the $10,000 major grant.
Voting is live on the Community Grants page, so cast your vote now and you could help one organisation win the $10,000 grant. Votes close on 18 September 2020.
The lucky organisations in the running are:
- Anam Cara House (Geelong)
- Connected AU – The Letterbox Project (Online, based in Dubbo)
- Sunrise Way (Toowoomba)
- Veritas House (Bathurst)
- Need a Feed (Wollongong)
Round One 2020 | Successful Applicants
- Lions Cancer Institute
- Need a Feed Australia
- Barnardo’s Australia
- TAD -Technical Aid for the Disabled
- Sydney Children’s Hospital (Bear Cottage)
- Cancer Patients Foundation – Look Good, Feel Better
- Veritas House
- Online Tea and Technology – Orange Aboriginal Medical Service
- Orange City Council
- Sunrise Way
- Anam Cara House Geelong
- Dance Health Alliance
- The Good Chat Foundation
- Lolly Jar Circus
- Centacare Geraldton
- Riding for the Disabled – Orange
- Kawana Waters Surf Lifesavers
- Connected AU
- Can Assist Lithgow
- Bathurst Young Mob
- Zig Zag Railway
- Deniliquin Pastoral and Agricultural Society
- Newbridge Progress Association
- Ourimbah Girl Guides
- Special Olympics Australia – Melbourne Inner East Club
- Lithgow Flash Dragons Dragon Boat Club
- Emerald Neighbourhood Centre
- Modbury Jets Amateur Football Club
- North Coast Special Olympics
- Belmont District Cricket Club
- Mum’s Cottage Incorporated
- Townsville and District Rugby Union
- Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club
- Kanyini Connections Ltd. – Hoofbeats Sanctuary
- C.W.A. Mudgee
- Zoe Support Australia
- Rugby League Mackay District
The Westfund Community Grants Program offers organisations the chance to apply for a grant of up to $2500. It also includes Westfund’s Here for Hearts program, which provides access to defibrillators for eligible organisations.
The program is built on a foundation of four pillars: Family, Healthy, Fit for Life and Community.
Applications for Round Two, 2020 of the Westfund Community Grants Program will open in November.