Colac Otway Shire Grants Program - Grant Recipients


Successful Applications for Colac Otway Shire Grants Program

These grants provide Colac Otway Shire with wonderful opportunities for strong partnerships with community groups, progress associations, arts and cultural groups, environmental groups, committees of management, sporting clubs, schools and businesses.


Congratulations to the recipients of the Colac Otway Shire Grants Program 2023/2024


Community Grants

Applicant Project Name Grant Amount
Elliminyt Tennis Club  Tennis Ball Machine $ 1,683
Cake Decorators Association Engage Expert Teachers $    725 
The Otway Light  New design pages for The Otway Light $ 3,000
Warrion Public Hall Committee Incorporated Storage shed security $ 3,572
Otway Districts Historical Society Dehumidifiers for storage room $    429
Colac Maker's Space Inc Heaters for community Screen Print Maker's Space at Colac Showgrounds $    988
Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall Committee of Management Replace western Weatherboard and paint $ 9,378
Colac Football Netball Club Painting of Social Rooms $ 4,840
Cororooke Hall  Solar panels for Hall $ 8,866
Otway Enduro Club Communications safety equipment $ 4,875
Otway Mushroom & Fungi Group auspice by Southern Otway Landcare Network Otways Fungi Education Workshops $ 3,616
Conservation Ecology Centre Monitoring equipment to manage feral pig population in the Otways $ 2,921
Southern Otway Landcare Network Evaluating Landcare's past revegetation projects to inform future biodiverse projects $ 7,022
3rd/4th Colac Scout Group Paint Exterior of Building $ 6,072
Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club Patrol Room Roller Door $ 2,465
Colac Woodcrafters Guild Inc Purchase Heavy Duty Bandsaw $ 2,240
Climate Action Team Inc Let's Talk Town Greening - Open Gardens & Public Forum with an Urban Forester $ 4,500
Warrion Recreation Reserve Auspice by West Warrion Cricket Club Re-clad Equipment Storage Shed $ 3,355
Apollo Bay Football Netball Club Solar Panels and Battery Installation $10,000
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery  Purchase Outdoor Chairs for Community Events $  2,760
Skills Connection 4 vignette films "Embrace Difference to Build an Inclusive Community $10,000
Colac Summer Netball Association Eastern Reserve Change/Social Rooms - Painting - Stage 2 $  3,892
Beech Forest & District Progress Association Maintaining Community Outdoor Sculptures $  1,046
U3A Colac Otway Inc Computer for Tutors $     850
Forrest Public Reserves Committee Inc Chairs, Fridge & repainting of the Hall Kitchen $  2,936
Colac Pony Club Replace Yards $10,000
City United Cricket Club Travelling Irrigator at Eastern Reserve $  5,473
Coragulac & District Kindergarten Replace small area of Kinder Roof $  3,723
Colac Basketball Association Inc Spectator Seating $10,000
Irrewarra Cricket Club Electronic Cricket Scoreboard $  9,838
Let's Talk Colac  Walk the Walk Event Tops for Awareness Raising $  5,000
Old Beechy Rail Trail Friends Inc Upgrade of Old Beechy Railway Building - Stage 1 $  5,000
Alvie Football Netball Club Inc Netball Court Resurfacing  $10,000
Warrowie Recreation Reserve General Maintenance in Comfort Area of Hall - Painting, Carpet, Lining walls, Locks $  4,938
Central Otway Landcare Network Friends of Barongarook Creek - Education & Conservation activities along Barongarook Creek Colac $  9,750
Community Hub Inc Purchase New Computers for Community Use & Education $  4,500
   Total  $180,253


Events Grants

Applicant Event Name Grant Amount
Colac West Primary School School Concert 2023 $2,517
Colac Orchid Club Colac Orchid Show 2023 $1,500
Southern Exposure Run Forrest Trail Run 2024 $5,000
Swim Apollo Bay Swim Apollo Bay 2024 $4,000
Elliminyt Primary School School Production 2023 $1,669
Rapid Ascent Pty Ltd Otway Odyssey & Great Otway Gravel Grind 2024 $5,000
Warrion Flower Show Auspice by Warrion Public Hall Committee Inc                     Warrion Annual Flower Show 2023 $3,600
Birregurra Community Group Inc Birregurra Community Day 2023 $5,000
Apollo Bay P-12 College School Production 2023 $1,000
Two Daughters Events A Ruby Red Christmas Market in July 2023 $   927
Rotary Club of Colac Otway Trail Run 2024 $4,450
Wye to Wongarra Landcare Group Auspice by Landcare Vic Snake Sense - Myths & Hisses. Community Education Workshop                                                         $   765
The Red Violets The Power of Music All-Abilities Choir $2,000
Colac City Band Inc Carols By Candlelight 2023 $5,000
Apollo Bay WORDfest Auspice by Apollo Bay Arts Inc Apollo Bay WORDfest 2023 - Pearls & Monsters $5,000
KSJ Event Management Pty Ltd Lochard Energy Women's Warrnambool Cycling Classic 2024 $5,000
Colac Area Health Foundation Christmas by the Lake 2023 $10,000
Elephant View Pty Ltd Ska Nation Music Festival $2,755
Birregurra Recreation Reserve Committee of Management A Night with Gill, Ross & Friends $2,000
Colac Kana Festival Inc Colac Kana Festival 2024 $5,000
WinterWild Auspice by Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce WinterWild 2023 $10,000
Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Auspice by Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2024 $10,000
International Management Group of America Pty Ltd Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2024 $5,000
   Total $97,183


Business Grants

Applicant Project Title Type  Grant Amount
Baronga Motor Inn Improving Facade of Building - Cleaning & Painting Building Facade Improvement      $3,000
DJRM Trading Apollo Bay YHA Facade Improvement for the Apollo Bay YHA Building Facade Improvement $3,000
Richardson Real Estate Colac External Painting Under Verandah Building Facade Improvement $1,500
Selwyn Jewellery Repaint Fascia & above, Re-sign Write Fascia Building Facade Improvement $2,018
Colac West Newsagency & Post Office Replacement of Signage to Fascia Building Facade Improvement $1,304
Shalimar Nursery Update Signage Building Facade Improvement $2,266
Colac Central Motel Paint Facade & Update signs Building Facade Improvement $2,775
Creative Minds Kindergarten & Early Learning Centre                                 Energy Efficient Window Furnishings Environmental Sustainability $1,140
Cardinal's Milk Supplies Solar Panel Upgrade Environmental Sustainability $5,000
Vitality Health Hub Replace West facing Window with Double Glazing & Install Blinds               Environmental Sustainability $5,000
The Project Space Change Old Gas Heating to Electrical Split System Environmental Sustainability $2,445
Gellibrand River Gallery Replace Gallery Lighting with LED Environmental Sustainability $   390
Assassin Weed & Vermin Control Install Water Tank to Harvest Rainwater Environmental Sustainability $4,226
 Total $34,064