Annual Grants Program

The Give Where You Live Foundation aims to create a better, fairer society through our grants program.

Based on our Theory of Change, the Foundation provides funding in the following outcome areas:

  • Education,
  • Employment,
  • Survive, and
  • Thrive.

The Foundation’s Survive and Thrive outcome areas seek to increase support to reduce life inhibiting crisis, by:

  • supporting immediate basic needs, and
  • supporting the building of resilience and sense of belonging and acceptance as protective factors.

The Foundation’s Education and Employment outcome areas seek to support:

  • increased learning opportunities and educational attainment, and
  • increased access to, readiness for and retention of quality employment.

In addition to the grant rounds noted above, the Give Where You Live Foundation also holds an annual live crowdfunding event which supports fundraising for three community organisations. The event connects people who want to make a change with the people who are doing it. It brings the power of collective giving to life. At the event three organisations get a chance to tell their story to a room full of donors who are interested in making a difference. Donations made on the night are matched by the Foundation and its partners. The Pitch Up Geelong grants focus on the Education and Employment outcome areas.

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All projects funded through our grants must seek to address inequity and reduce vulnerability for members of our community. Vulnerability and inequity...

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Each year your donations fund our two grant rounds, supporting local community organisations with funding and support to assist members in our...

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