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.

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 Allwood & Ryan. 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?
  • Community Fund
  • Lewis Court Fund
  • Shark Pitch
One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

COMMUNITY FUND IS NOW CLOSED.

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 for 2022 grants, we will be hosting a drop-in session at Glenelg Libraries on Wednesday 14 July 2021 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: Sunday 1 August 2021
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 6 October 2021
Notification to Community Partners: November 2021
Funding available: December 2021

One time funding for Community Partners

Limited to amounts of $5,000 per project.

LEWIS COURT FUND IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS PLEASE APPLY THROUGH COMMUNITY FUND   TO OPEN SUNDAY 1 AUGUST 2021 – CLOSES TUESDAY 31 AUGUST 2021

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 for 2022 grants, we will be hosting a drop-in session at Glenelg Libraries on Wednesday 14 July 2021 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: Sunday 1 August 2021
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Presentation to Volunteer Allocations Committee: Wednesday 6 October 2021
Notification to Community Partners: November 2021
Funding available: December 2021

One-time funding for 3 Community Partners

Anticipated minimum funding of $8,000

SharkPitch is an annual virtual-live crowdfunding event brought to you by the United Way Glenelg with partners AWA Alliance Bank and Powerhouse Productions.

Based on the model developed by The Funding Network, the event supports three local organisations that have big ideas by connecting them with people who want to make a change! At the event the three participating organisations get an opportunity to tell their story, sharing their ideas that will make a difference for our community.

Organisations will “pitch” their idea to a live audience on Tuesday 7 September 2021.   

Expressions of interest will be sought from 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 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, 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: 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 $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 one minute video of your organisations work to share with your networks.

Shark Pitch is an excellent opportunity to connect donors and community organisations in an innovative way. It allows people wanting to give back, whether financially, in time or with services and products to link organisations already established but needing support. It also allows community groups to up skill their staff and/or volunteers with public presentations, pitching and marketing themselves. 

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 Wednesday 30 June 2021.  

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:

NOW OPEN – CLOSES WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE 2021

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.

Speak directly with our Executive Officer

Our Executive Officer, Nicole Carr is available to speak directly with you regarding your expression of interest.  To book your appointment with Nicole please 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: NOW
Community Partner Funding Applications Close: Wednesday 30 June 2021
Notification to EOI outcome: Wednesday 7 July 2021
Shark Pitch coaching: Tuesday 17 August 2021 
Virtual event: Tuesday 7 September 2021

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