Announcing $510,000 funding to help our community to Survive & Thrive

The Give Where You Live Foundation is pleased to announce it will provide over $510,000 in grants to support people in our local community through the 2022 Survive & Thrive Annual Grants Program.

22 organisations from the G21 region, will receive grants of up to $40,000 to support people in our community experiencing life-inhibiting crisis.

Bill Mithen, CEO of the Give Where You Live Foundation said the Survive and Thrive grants look at promoting food security and supporting people who are experiencing homelessness.

“We know there are many people in our local community who are experiencing crisis and need support to help meet their basic needs.”

“In total we estimate that these grants will provide support to approximately 45,000 people across the G21 region, and that 120,000 meals will be distributed to people experiencing food insecurity.” he added.

Give Where You Live’s Survive and Thrive grants also focus on building resilience and community connection as well as prevention and early intervention efforts related to family violence, sexual assault, addiction, mental health, and family breakdown.

“The impact of these grants cannot be understated, and we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our donors and corporate partners in helping the Foundation in our mission of creating a fairer G21 region,” Bill Mithen said.

The grant applications were reviewed by a group of 99 volunteers from the local community whose recommendations formed part of the decision-making process.

Click here to read the full list of 2022 Survive & Thrive Annual Recipients. 

Kerry Johnson, Sam Moorfoot, Kerry Farrance, Andrew Pitman, Brooke Lofts
Give Where You Live Foundation, Head of Impact Kerry Farrance and GWYL Platinum Partner Faggs Mitre 10, General Manager Andrew Pitman congratulate Kerry Johnson, Sam Moorfoot and Brooke Lofts from Encompass Community Services for receiving a 2022 Survive & Thrive Grant.


Jenny Speed, Alice Creevey, Gavin Heathcote, Rachael Parker, Sophie Harris
Give Where You Live Foundation, Community Impact & Grants Jenny Speed and GWYL Platinum Partner AWA Alliance Bank, CEO Gavin Heathcote congratulate Alice Creevey and Rachel Parker from Ocean Mind for receiving a 2022 Survive & Thrive Grant
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Give Where You Live Foundation, CEO Bill Mithen and GWYL Platinum Partner TAC, Senior Manager, Marketing – Customer & Community, Sagar Sheth, congratulate Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company for receiving a 2022 Survive & Thrive Grant