Grants

Empowering Local People to Improve Their Lives

For more than two decades, United Way Glenelg has been a driving force in supporting and uplifting our community through strategic grant-making. With over $1.3 million invested to date, our community partners have been able to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life, and build a stronger, more vibrant community for us all

Community Fund– Monies for the Community Fund come from Workplace Giving campaigns, individual donations and donations from companies throughout the Glenelg Shire community.

Lewis Court Fund – The legacy of Lewis Court Home for the Aged continues with United Way Glenelg selected as custodians of the division of funds from the sale of the Lewis Court facility in 2013. Following the wishes of the Lewis Court Board, the capital amount is preserved for future generations with UWG investing the money safely and responsibly with the assistance of BWC Wealth. Each year the original amount plus CPI is reinvested with the amount remaining available to community groups working on projects to benefit older people.

 If your organisation would like more information on how it can support the work of United Way Glenelg through our Workplace Giving program please contact Nicole Carr on 0410 513 305

Any Community Partner registered with United Way Glenelg who is delivering projects or programs within the Glenelg Shire community may apply. Our aim is to support small to medium organisations who are passionate about creating positive change that directly and clearly benefit local residents. 

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

FINANCIAL STABILITY – promoting financial stability and independence

Which grant is right for you?
One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

THE COMMUNITY FUND OPENS 1 AUGUST 2024  – CLOSES  31 AUGUST 2024

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.

Ask us anything day – Wednesday 17 July 2024

Whether you’re curious about the application process, eligibility criteria, or the impact of our grants, we’re here to provide clarity.

Reach out to us via email; mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au telephone; 0410513305, or slide into our DMs on social media – whichever suits you best!

Funding Guidelines

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

Funding Timeline

Community Partner Funding Applications Open: Thursday 1 August 2024
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Saturday 31 August 2024
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 16 October 2024
Notification to Community Partners: Monday 2 December 2024
Funding period: 1 January 2025 – 31 December 2025

One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

THE LEWIS COURT FUND OPENS 1 AUGUST 2024 – CLOSES 31 AUGUST 2024.

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.

Ask us anything day – Wednesday 17 July 2024

Whether you’re curious about the application process, eligibility criteria, or the impact of our grants, we’re here to provide clarity.

Reach out to us via email; mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au telephone; 0410513305, or slide into our DMs on social media – whichever suits you best!

Funding Guidelines

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

Funding Timeline

Community Partner Funding Applications Open: Thursday 1 August 2024
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Saturday 31 August 2024
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 16 October 2024
Notification to Community Partners: Monday 2 December 2024
Funding period: 1 January 2025 – 31 December 2025

One-time funding for 3 Community Partners

Anticipated minimum funding of $10,000

SharkPitch is an annual virtual crowdfunding event organised by United Way Glenelg in partnership with AWA Alliance Bank and Powerhouse Productions.

The event, modelled after The Funding Network, provides a platform for three local organisations with big ideas to connect with individuals who wish to make a positive impact in the community.

During the event, the participating organizations will have the opportunity to present their ideas and projects to a live audience on Tuesday 3 September 7.00pm, 2024.

Organisations working in the areas of priority facing the Glenelg Shire community are encouraged to express their interest in participating;

  • HEALTH – improving people’s health
  • EDUCATION – helping everyone achieve their potential
  • FINANCIAL STABILITY – promoting financial stability and independence

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

An emcee (MC) engages with the audience encouraging them to pledge funds, to raise a minimum of $10,000 per organisation.

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

Pitch coaching: To Support each “pitcher” to articulate their request to better secure funding for their project.

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

Guaranteed and matched funding: United Way Glenelg and its partner AWA Alliance Bank expect to provide guaranteed funding of at least $10,000 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 $10,000 will be matched.

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

Shark Pitch offers a unique platform for fostering connections between donors and community organisations. This innovative opportunity enables individuals eager to contribute, whether through financial support, volunteering, or offering services and products, to connect with established organisations seeking assistance. Additionally, it provides community groups with the chance to enhance the skills of their staff and volunteers in areas such as public presentations, pitching, and self-marketing. It’s a dynamic avenue for creating impactful collaborations within the community.

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 Sunday 30 June 2024.  

How organisations are selected to pitch:

  • All expressions of interests are sent to a panel independent of United Way Glenelg. The panel will give United Way Glenelg their recommendations.
  • The project must address an identified gap or need in the Glenelg Shire community.
  • The pitch must be clear, concise and compelling.                                                                                                     

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). 

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

EOI OPENS SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2024 – CLOSES SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2024

Who can apply?

  1. Funding is available only to registered Community Partners*
  2. Have an ABN
  3. Be a community organisation providing opportunities in at least one of our building blocks as set out above;
  4. 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
  5. Be operational within 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.

Ask us anything day – Wednesday 8 May 2024

Whether you’re curious about the application process, eligibility criteria, or the pitching, we’re here to provide clarity.

Reach out to us via email; mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au telephone; 0410513305, or slide into our DMs on social media – whichever suits you best!

Shark Pitch Guidelines

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

Funding Timeline

Community Partner EOI Open: Saturday 1 June 2024
Community Partner EOI Close: Sunday 30 June 2024
Notification to EOI outcome: Friday 19 July 2024
Shark Pitch coaching: August TBC
Virtual event: Tuesday 3 September 2024

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