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For over 60 years the Give Where You Live Foundation has been providing grants to organisations working to assist individuals in the G21 region to overcome health, education and income disadvantage.

If you are interested in being a community grant review panellist please view our current opportunities here.

If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Give Where You Live Foundation please review our  GWYL-Grant-Round Guidelines. We also encourage you to view previous grants made.

Below you will find more information about our Grant Categories, Eligibility, and our Program areas .

Grant Category Summary Status Key Dates
ENGAGE Youth philanthropy program that provides grants ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 to organisations working on youth issues. 2017 grant focus: the causes of youth unemployment. Open Will close 3pm Thursday, 28 September
Feed Geelong (small grants) Provides small grants of up to $5,000 to help organisations improve food supply and access to nutritional food for those most vulnerable. Open Will close 3pm Monday, 25 September
Innovation Grant Expression of Interest (part of the 2017 Grant Round) Provides up to $140,000 over 2 years to test, demonstrate, trial or pilot a new concept; support the expansion or scaling up an innovative, proven pilot program; or conduct research to build the understanding of an area or issue related to disadvantage 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced July 27, 2017
Community Grants (part of the 2017 Grant Round) Provides small (up to $10,000) or medium grants (up to $30,000) to support operating and service delivery costs, including general operating costs; costs to maintain an existing service; costs to increase an existing service; or costs to provide a new service. 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced July 27, 2017
Capacity Building Grants (part of the 2017 Grant Round) Provides grants (up to $30,000) to ensure that non-profits have the appropriate infrastructure in place to deliver effective services. This includes grants related to enhancing organisational leadership capacity; management capacity; operational capacity; or change management capacity. 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced July 27, 2017
Capital Works and Equipment Grants (part of the 2017 Grant Round) Provides small (up to $10,000 each), or large  grants (up to $75,000) to: purchase equipment that supports operation and service delivery; support the implementation of a minor capital works project; support the planning phase of a capital works project; or support the implementation phase of a major capital works project. 2017 Grants Awarded Grants announced July 27, 2017


If you have any questions please contact Cynthia Scherer, Community Impact and Grants Manager.



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Program Areas

Program Areas

The Give Where You Live Foundation provides grant awards in three major program areas, each addressing an aspect disadvantage in…

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2017 Grant Round

2017 Grant Round is NOW CLOSED

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FEED Geelong Grants


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