The Fleurieu Community Foundation was established in October 2010 and has now grown into a dynamic community foundation working hard to serve the communities across the Fleurieu Peninsula. 

The constitution of the Foundation defines the Fleurieu Peninsula as the local government areas of Yankalilla, Victor Harbor and Alexandrina and restricts our activity to this area.

You may well ask - what is a community foundation?

A community foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to help philanthropic individuals and organisations support grass-root initiatives and community needs. It uses charitable giving to meet the current and future needs of local communities.

At the moment the Fleurieu Community Foundation offers the following grants and programs -

  • The Fleurieu Community Homelessness Fund, which provides essential funds to address Homelessness on the Fleurieu through support of transitional housing provided by Junction Australia and support of emergency housing by the South Coast Christian Community Care.

  • Back 2 School Grants, distributing more than $10,000 annually to families through all of the schools across the Fleurieu.

  • Stay in Sport Grants, distributing around $2,000 or more annually. to young people through sporting clubs to encourage them to stay engaged in community.

  • Youth Partnership Grants, a grant to encourage young people to stay engaged in community through participation in the Arts.

  • The Yankalilla District Young Adult Award aims to provide support to young adults aged 18 to 21 years, who are living in the Yankalilla District Council area. The Award supports young adults who show initiative and commitment in their field of education or training but who may be experiencing difficulty in continuing their studies or accessing other education or training due to hardship or disadvantage.

  • The annual Wally Bradley Award granted in conjunction with the Rotary Club of EB to a person commencing post-secondary study.

  • The annual Florence Wilckens Award granted to a young person requiring financial assistance to pursue study in Arts.

  • Annually we also release a Disability & Inclusion grant stream and our Community Wellbeing grant is released twice yearly with a broader focus on Mental Health, Disability & Leadership.