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.
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.
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.