$2000+ raised at quiz night

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Thanks to everyone who attended the Fleurieu Community Foundation's recent joint quiz night with the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay.

More than $2000 was raised to continue the support provided by the Wally Bradley Award which supports young people aged 16-19 who show initiative and commitment in their field of education and training but may be experiencing difficulty due to hardship or disadvantage.

The perpetual Wally Bradley gold cup trophy was once again won by the legendary Newton’s Law team. Peter Lewis produced the questions and Ken Carter was Emcee. Thanks to the Encounter Bay Football Club for providing the venue and great bar service.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Fleurieu Community Foundation's recent joint quiz night with the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay. More than $2000 was raised to continue the support provided by the Wally Bradley Award which supports young people aged 16-19 who show initiative and commitment in their field of education and training but may be experiencing difficulty due to hardship or disadvantage. The perpetual Wally Bradley gold cup trophy was once again won by the legendary Newton’s Law team. Peter Lewis produced the questions and Ken Carter was Emcee. Thanks to the Encounter Bay Football Club for providing the venue and great bar service.

FCF Community Wellbeing Grants

The Fleurieu Community Foundation has recently released its general community grant program which focuses on Building Community Wellbeing. This grant gives grants for charitable purposes in the Fleurieu region with a focus on community health and wellbeing, community development, education, environmental and cultural projects. 

In this grant round priority will be given to projects that support the following areas of focus:

  • People with a Disability – to develop resourcefulness, living skills and confidence that facilitate self reliance and participation in the community.

  • Mental Health – programs and initiatives that support positive mental health and wellbeing for people of any age.

  • Fostering Youth Leadership – programs and initiatives that foster leadership by young men and women (aged 13 to 25)

For this grant round a total amount of $1,000 has been allocated.

Please follow the link below for more information including an application -

Community Wellbeing Grant Guidelines and EoI March 2019

FCF Stay in Sport Grants - Winter 2019

The Fleurieu Community Foundation works closely with local sporting clubs on the Fleurieu to ensure our young people remain engaged with their community through sport participation.

The Stay in Sport grants aim to provide assistance to junior sports participants on the Fleurieu, who would otherwise drop out of playing sport in their communities due to disadvantage or financial hardship, and who are unable to afford compulsory club fees, uniforms &/or sports equipment.

The objective of the program is to encourage continuity in community engagement and participation. The program focuses on inclusivity in sports for all young people regardless of ability and financial means.

It is important to understand that it is the sporting club that must apply on behalf of all young athletes at their club who are not in a position to fully fund the financial requirements of their involvement. Individual players and/or their families are welcome to approach the Foundation to clarify eligibility for Stay in Sport but it will be the club who makes the application.

There are two grant rounds every year. The winter grants round is open through April-May. The summer grants round is open through October-November.

Please follow the link below for more information including an Expression of Interest application -

Stay in Sport Grant Guidelines and EoI Winter 2019

The Stay in Sport Grants are supported financially by the Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions Club.

See - https://victorharborportelliot.sa.lions.org.au/

Please note that Primary School age children may also be eligible for the State Government sponsored sports vouchers and consequently may be eligible for both levels of financial support.

See - http://www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au/

FCF Community Matched Funding Program

The Fleurieu Community Foundation (FCF) has recently announced a new and exciting program to support our local community.

For the Community Matched Funding Program the FCF will double the fundraising efforts of community groups for local projects. For approved projects the FCF will match $ for $ money raised through community fundraising.  Matched funding would normally be a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,000.

Approved projects will need to be for charitable purposes in the Fleurieu region with a focus on community health and wellbeing, community development, education, environmental and cultural projects.

The Expressions of interest form is available to download through the following link - 

FCF Community Matched Funding Program

FCF Half Yearly Report

Although all of our recent Annual reports are available from our website they are often very businesslike documents prepared specfically for use at an Annual General Meeting. Therefore the Board has recently prepared a half yearly report to provide anyone with up to date information on what the Foundation has been doing and where they might move in the future.

This document is available through the following link -

FCF Half Yearly Report - August 2018

We hope to update this document and make it available twice yearly. So please keep an eye out for future reports.