Grants

Empowering Local People to Improve Their Lives

For over 20 years, United Way Glenelg has been providing grants, to our community partners to empower local people to improve their lives. As of 2020, over 1 million dollars has been invested into our community.

Any United Way Glenelg registered Community Partner delivering projects or programs within the Glenelg Shire community may apply. Applicants will need to clearly demonstrate how their project aligns to our building blocks as set out below. 

HEALTH – improving people’s health

EDUCATION – helping children and youth achieve their potential

INCOME STABILITY – promoting financial stability and independence

Which grant is right for you?
  • Community Fund
  • Lewis Court Fund
  • Shark Pitch
One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

OPEN SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2020 – CLOSES MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2020

Who can apply?

  1. Funding is available only to registered Community Partners*
  2. Have an ABN
  3. Be incorporated or auspiced by an eligible incorporated organisation;
  4. Be a community organisation providing opportunities in at least one of our building blocks as set out above;
  5. Have successfully completed an Evaluation Report for any previous funding received from United Way Glenelg. Failure to do so automatically makes your organisation ineligible; and
  6. Be operational in the Glenelg Shire.

*Organisations who are not Community Partners but wish to apply for funding must first complete a Community Partner Registration form. If you are unsure if your organisation is registered please contact United Way Glenelg:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au or Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305.

How to apply?

It is highly recommended you contact United Way Glenelg to discuss your application prior to submitting. Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305 or mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au.

Drop-in session

To assist potential applicants, we will be hosting a drop-in session at Glenelg Libraries on Wednesday 15 July 2020 for those seeking information for our Community Fund and Lewis Court Fund grants.

For those living outside of Portland please contact our Executive Officer for a one-on-one session on 0410 513 305.

Funding Guidelines

Please take the time to read the guidelines carefully before submitting your application. 

Funding Timeline

Community Partner Funding Applications Open: Saturday 1 August 2020
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Monday 31 August 2020
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Notification to Community Partners: November 2020
Funding available: December 2020

One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

OPEN SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2020 – CLOSES MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2020

Who can apply?

  1. Funding is available only to registered Community Partners*
  2. Have an ABN
  3. Be incorporated or auspiced by an eligible incorporated organisation;
  4. Be a community organisation providing opportunities in at least one of our building blocks as set out above;
  5. Have successfully completed an Evaluation Report for any previous funding received from United Way Glenelg. Failure to do so automatically makes your organisation ineligible; and
  6. Be operational in the Glenelg Shire.

*Organisations who are not Community Partners but wish to apply for funding must first complete a Community Partner Registration form. If you are unsure if your organisation is registered please contact United Way Glenelg:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au or Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305.

How to apply?

It is highly recommended you contact United Way Glenelg to discuss your application prior to submitting. Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305 or mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au.

Drop-in session

To assist potential applicants, we will be hosting a drop-in session at Glenelg Libraries on Wednesday 15 July 2020 for those seeking information for our Community Fund and Lewis Court Fund grants.

For those living outside of Portland please contact our Executive Officer for a one-on-one session on 0410 513 305.

Funding Guidelines

Please take the time to read the guidelines carefully before submitting your application. 

Funding Timeline

Community Partner Funding Applications Open: Saturday 1 August 2020
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Monday 31 August 2020
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Notification to Community Partners: November 2020
Funding available: December 2020

One-time funding for 3 Community Partners

Anticipated minimum funding of $8,000

Shark Pitch aims to support 3 organisations who will “pitch” their idea to a live audience on Tuesday 1 September 2020 for financial and in-kind support for their program. 

Expressions of interest will be sought from grass-root community organisations who are working on one of the following priority areas facing people living in the Glenelg Shire community;

  • HEALTH – improving people’s health
  • EDUCATION – helping children and youth achieve their potential
  • INCOME STABILITY – promoting financial stability and independence

We are currently seeking 3 community organisations to participate in this event.

A Master of Ceremonies (MC) engages with the audience encouraging them to pledge funds, with the aim of raising a minimum of $8,000 per organisation.

United Way Glenelg together with AWA Alliance Bank will provide the following;

Pitch Coaching: Supporting pitch coaching enabling each “pitcher” to articulate their request to better secure funding for their project.

Individual support: After the pitch coaching training we will continue to work with you to hone your pitch and build your confidence to tell your story.

Guaranteed & matched funding: United Way Glenelg and its partner AWA Alliance Bank expect to provide guaranteed funding of at least $8,000 per participating organisation to match pledges made by audience members at the event. This means every dollar raised for the organisation on the night up to $8,000 will be matched.

Marketing video: Powerhouse Productions will work with your organisation to develop a 1 – 2 minute video of your organisations work to share with your networks.

The event: You will have the opportunity to participate in an event that will allow you to connect directly with a roomful of potential donors! You simply show up on the night and make your pitch.

If you are interested in participating in the Shark Pitch event you must complete our expression of interest form by Tuesday 30 June 2020.  

If offered the opportunity to participate in SHARK PITCH you will need to identify who will pitch on behalf of your community Organisation and provide their bio and photo. This individual will be expected to participate in the pitch coaching session with a colleague (could be a board member or another staff member). You will also need to identify an Advocate who can attend the event, is willing to provide a one-minute testimonial about the work of your community organisation and kick off the donations with a pledge of at least $150.

Not sure what the Shark Pitch experience is like? Watch our video of our 2019 event:

OPEN MONDAY 1 JUNE 2020 – CLOSES TUESDAY 30 JUNE 2020

Who can apply?

  1. Funding is available only to registered Community Partners*
  2. Have an ABN
  3. Be incorporated or auspiced by an eligible incorporated organisation;
  4. Be a community organisation providing opportunities in at least one of our building blocks as set out above;
  5. Have successfully completed an Evaluation Report for any previous funding received from United Way Glenelg. Failure to do so automatically makes your organisation ineligible; and
  6. Be operational in the Glenelg Shire.

*Organisations who are not Community Partners but wish to apply for funding must first complete a Community Partner Registration form. If you are unsure if your organisation is registered please contact United Way Glenelg:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au or Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305.

How to apply?

It is highly recommended you contact United Way Glenelg to discuss your EOI prior to submitting. Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305 or mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au.

Drop-in session

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions we’re unable to offer the drop-in sessions. Please make your enquiry to our Executive Officer, Nicole Carr via phone 0410 513305 or email mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au

Shark Pitch Guidelines

Please take the time to read the guidelines carefully before submitting your EOI. 

Funding Timeline

Community Partner Funding Applications Open: Monday 1 June 2020
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Tuesday 30 June 2020
Notification to EOI outcome: July 2020
Shark Pitch Training: August 2020
Live event: Tuesday 1 September 2020

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