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Check out all the Grants we’ve done this month

February

1) ROYAL GEELONG YACHT CLUB ($20,000)

Geelong Connected Communities was a sponsor of the Shoreside Festival Sponsor for the 2017 Festival of the Sails, which attracted huge crowds

to Geelong’s waterfront precinct. A grant from GCC allowed this organisation to make their Australia Day Celebrations something very special, providing a

variety of activities for families as they celebrated the public holiday. Thank you for helping us deliver such a memorable celebration for so many families around Geelong.

 

2) BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION ($3,500)

A renowned early childhood musical expert, Dr John Feierabend, brought his expertise to Australia to present a music and movement curriculum

for teachers and students, via the Bluebird Foundation. The five-day course, called the First Steps in Music, benefitted from a grant from GCC.

 

3) SECONDBITE ($5,000)

A grant from GCC helped this organisation repair one of its refrigerated vans so it could get back on the road and continue to deliver fresh,

nutritious food to people in need around Geelong.

 

4) GEELONG RANGERS SOCCER CLUB ($1,000)

This organisation staged the Geelong Pre-Season Cup, which is an annual event that brings the city’s soccer community together, thanks in part

to grant from GCC. Crowds of more than 500 people per night attended the matches during the 16-match tournament.

 

5) GEELONG TENNIS CLUB ($3,000)

The Geelong Junior Grass Court Gold Championships is the premier junior tennis tournament in the region, attracting 250 of the state’s top players

as well as a team from China. A grant from GCC helped this organisation stage this four-day tournament in Geelong.

 

6) GEELONG ONE FIRE RECONCILIATION GROUP

This organisation, thanks to a grant from GCC, was able to employ a local young adult Aboriginal person and a trainee assistant to coordinate

the Reconciliation in the Park event that will be held in Johnstone Park – as part of National Reconciliation Week coming up in May this year.

January

1) PIVOT SUMMIT INC ($5,000)
This event was a worthy showcase of how Geelong can benefit from future advances in technology and entrepreneurship. International guest speakers were among those who wowed the audience on the first day at The Arena, and there was more to see at the Community exhibit held in Geelong’s cultural precinct on day two.

 

2) LAZARUS COMMUNITY CENTRE ($5,000)
This project will provide a safe place for homeless individuals to shower, wash clothes, eat, participate in recreational activities and generally feel supported by the community.

 

3) GORDON AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ($5,000)
This grant will go towards the 2017 edition of these awards, which highlight the outstanding commitment of students in academic,
career and personal achievement, community involvement and leadership.

 

4) DEAKIN UNIVERSITY – #HC2CH ($5,000)
This grant will help this institution fund a research project called ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’, or #HC2CH, which seeks to document
community-led creative activities that are spurring a grassroots transformation of Geelong.

 

5) NORTH GEELONG SECONDARY ($3,000)
This College has developed a special skills program to help a group of 20 students identified as being at risk of disengaging and not fulfilling their full academic potential.

 

6) KARDINIA PARK STADIUM TRUST ($5,000)
This grant will assist this group to pay for a business case into the potential development of a ‘Geelong Sports Discovery Centre’
to be included into the next stage of the Stadium’s overall redevelopment.

 

7) LIONS CLUB OF GEELONG ($5,000)

This grant will help over 100 disadvantaged children between 8 and 11 attend a five-day ‘wilderness’ camp where kids will engage in a range of outdoor activities.

 

8) GEELONG FISHING CHARTERS ($2,500)

This organisation needed life jackets for a fully wheelchair accessible chartered fishing vessel and a grant from GCC will allow them to make that purchase.

 

9) BARWON VALLEY SCHOOL ($2,500)
This Geelong-based school will be able purchase and install a new in-ground trampoline for their students to enjoy, thanks to a grant from GCC.

 

10) BARWON NETWORK OF NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSES ($2,000)
This organisation held a celebration of creative talent in local communities, called “From the Neighbourhoods”, which gave musicians
and artists the chance to perform and display in a supportive environment.

 

11) STEIGEN PTY LTD ($1,000)
This grant helped athletes from all over Victoria come to Geelong’s Landy Field to participate in the “Steigen Spectacular” – an event staged to promote and showcase athletics.

 

12) GALAXY FC UNITED ($1,000)
This newly-formed club represents Geelong in the top league in Victoria with 100 registered players throughout its different teams –
and will benefit greatly from this grant as they continue to provide a pathway to the highest level.

 

13) HERNE HILL BOWLS CLUB ($1,000)
A grant helped this club purchase more aluminium seating for their elderly membership base. The club has nearly 200 male, female, junior and social members.