Record number of grants in Round 1 2020

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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.

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