Geelong Connected Communities
Geelong Connected Communities is making life better for people all over our city. With your support, and together with our partners and sponsors, we've delivered 6 grants to clubs, organisations and projects this month. Here are their stories.
ROYAL GEELONG YACHT CLUB
GCC was the Shoreside Festival Sponsor for the 2017 'Festival of the Sails', which attracted huge crowds to Geelong’s waterfront precinct. A continuation of our three-year partnership allowed this organisation to make their Australia Day Celebrations something very special, providing a variety of activities for families as they celebrated the public holiday.
You can watch a video dedicated to GCC's support of these celebrations here.
A renowned early childhood musical expert, Dr John Feierabend, brought his expertise to Australia to present a music and movement curriculum for teachers and students, via the Bluebird Foundation. The five-day course, called the 'First Steps in Music', benefitted from a $3,500 grant from GCC that you help make possible. To see a Facebook post about this course with a great catalogue of photos, click here.
A $5000 grant from GCC helped this organisation repair one of its refrigerated vans so it could get back on the road and continue to deliver fresh, nutritious food to people in need around Geelong. You can see a Facebook post from SecondBite publicly thanking GCC for its support here.
GEELONG RANGERS SOCCCER
This sporting club staged the Geelong Pre-Season Cup, which is an annual event that brings the city’s soccer community together, thanks in part to $1,000 grant from GCC. Crowds of more than 500 people per night attended the matches during the 16-game tournament.
The Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group - thanks to a grant from GCC - will be able to employ a young local Aboriginal person, and a trainee assistant, to coordinate the 'Reconciliation in the Park' event that will be held in Johnstone Park – as part of National Reconciliation Week coming up in May this year. You can read more about this group by visiting their website.
GEELONG LAWN TENNIS CLUB
The Geelong Junior Grass Court Gold Championships is the premier junior tennis tournament in the region, attracting 250 of the state’s top players as well as a team from China. A $3,000 grant from GCC helped this organisation stage this four-day tournament in Geelong. You can see a Facebook post from Geelong Lawn Tennis Club publicly thanking GCC for its supporter here.