Give Where You Live 2024 Annual Grant round

Here are the grants issued by Give Where You Live in 2024.

3216 Connect

This grant will provide food assistance and fuel vouchers for vulnerable community members and their families in the 3216 area.

Grant: $4,000

Bellarine Living & Learning Centre

This grant will enable BLLC to further develop food security programs. In addition to increasing support to meet basic economic needs through food relief and encouraging strong social and community connections, this project will focus on building resilience and empowerment for community members.

Grant: $20,000

Christchurch Community Meals

This grant will ensure that people that attend the breakfast program are offered 2 pieces of fresh fruit. Fresh fruit is a key part of an overall healthy diet and ripened fruit is especially important for people who may be limited to consuming softer fruit.

Grant: $7,200

Drysdale Family Support

This grant will enable Drysdale Family Support to assist their foodbank program to provide food relief to those on the Bellarine Peninsula. It will allow for the expansion of the program, increase community engagement and ensure the food relief service is sustainable.

Grant: $20,000

Farm My School

This grant will support Farm My School to build organisational capacity in order to successfully expand to other schools and contribute to food security in a greater number of communities.

Grant: $20,000

Feed Me Inc

Feed Me have over 500 volunteers and employ 3 staff, one of these is the Chef. The chef is an essential part of core business and the grant will help pay wages. The chef with a team of volunteers, cooks up to 7,000 meals per week and on Friday night cooks for our ‘Pay as you can’ dinners.

Grant: $20,000

Hesse Rural Health

The funding supports the employment of a Foodbank Coordinator who will manage stock levels, donations, and coordination of volunteers. The Winchelsea Community Foodbank provides food relief to reduce the number of people experiencing food insecurity in Winchelsea and surrounding communities.

Grant: $20,000

Lazarus Community Centre

These funds will contribute to the wages for a key worker who will oversee and manage the in-reach support program. The expected impact of this program is vulnerable community members will have access to immediate, specialised, individual support in real time.

Grant: $20,000

Samaritan House

Funding will support the costs of the ongoing operations of Samaritan House Geelong. Facilities, located in Moolap, provide crisis and transitional accommodation for up to 20 men, 365 days a year, and assist them to find long term accommodation.

Grant: $20,000

The Geelong Food Relief Centre

The project will continue to build GFRC’s capacity for to communicate with and understand stakeholders. Production of engaging and impactful communications material will improve GFRC’s ability to reach, educate and increase the confidence of those facing food insecurity.

Grant: $20,000

The Outpost

The funding will be utilised for operating costs to ensure that The Outpost is able to continue to provide a roof over the heads of those most vulnerable during lunch and in the evenings. This is the last stop within the community before they venture into the uncertain night.

Grant: $19,000

Uniting Vic Tas

Continued delivery of critical emergency relief service from Uniting’s Norlane and Grovedale sites. Funding will assist food relief for the most disadvantaged in the community.

Grant: $20,000

Wesley Church Geelong

This grant will allow vulnerable people in Geelong who are seeking asylum, or refugees who have been granted temporary protection, to access culturally appropriate food relief during periods of no income, limited income and/or financial difficulty

Grant: $5,000