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 2022/23.


Category 1 Community Grants Program

Applicant Project Name Grant Amount
Otway District Football Netball Club Inc Storage Shed $9,900
Barwon Downs Community Group Inc Hardwood floorboards makeover at the Hall $2,400
Irrewarra Cricket Club Upgrade of Colac Secondary College Training Facility $10,000
Carlisle River Cricket Club Carlisle River Cricket Training Facility $10,000
Cressy & District History Group Public Art project 'Cressy,Our Story'. Mural on Cressy Water Tower $10,000
Anam Cara House, Colac Re-roof the Shed $5,400
Rotary Club of Colac West Upgrade Catering Equipment at the Showgrounds shed $2,956
Simpson Car Club Inc Upgrade of Spectator lights & Pit Area Lights $10,000
Warrion Public Hall Committee Inc Hall Painting & Path Repair $6,085
Colac Yacht Club Re-carpeting of Yacht Club Hall $7,572
Apollo Bay Bowls Club Inc New Oven for Bowls Club Kitchen $3,500
Beeac Windmill Park Committee auspice by Beeac Progress Association Beeac Windmill Park Painting $2,754
Cressy Bowling Club Cressy Bowling Club Synthetic Green Replacement $10,000
Warrion Cricket Club Inc Pop Up Sprinklers Replacement $4,555
Climate Action Team Inc Reducing Household Emissions and Energy Costs: Forum and Practical Application $2,600
Birregurra Golf Club Renovation & Construction of Golf Green $7,810
Irrewillipe Sports & Entertainment Complex Historical Display Cabinets $2,880
Gellibrand Public Hall Inc Improve All Ability Access to Gellibrand Public Hall $5,616
Apollo Bay & District Historical Society Caring for & Protecting our Precious History - Dehumidifiers $2,870
Colac City United Cricket Club Inc Refresh Eastern Reserve rooms - Internal Painting $3,353
Alvie Recreation Committee of Management Remediation Works to Prevent Water Entering the Alvie Recreation Centre $7,481
Southern Otways Sustainable Inc Analyse & Report on Commercial Losses in Apollo Bay due to Unreliable Power $10,000
Otway Barham Landcare Group auspice by Southern Otway Landcare Network Marengo Cultural Education Centre & Environmental Weed Control Project $7,000
Shrub Club Community Nursery auspice by Southern Otway Landcare Network Shrub Club Community Nursery Bench Restoration $10,000
Forrest Public Reserves Committee Cinema Forrest $5,611
Community Hub Inc 'Life After Farming' - Create a Directory of Activities & Services $2,100
OCR FM Upgrade Website $3,744
Colac Mallet Sports Club Re-surface Clubroom floor $2,200


Category 2 Community Events and Support (Including *2A Major Community Organised Events)

Applicant Event Name Grant Amount
Warrion Flower Show auspice by Warrion Public Hall Committee Warrion 110th Flower Show $3,500
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Conference 2022 at COPACC $3,127
Rotary Club of Colac 2023 Otway Trail Run $5,000
Creative Otways Inc Colac Otway Arts Trail - Social Media & Wesbite $5,000
Colac Orchid Club Inc Annual Orchid Show & Sales 2022 $2,000
Elliminyt Primary School School Production $1,260
Colac West Primary School School Concert $1,788
Golden Gumboot Working Group auspice by Old Beechy Rail Trail Friends Inc Hunt for the Golden Gumboot 2022 $2,500
The Colac Players Production & Performance of One Amateur Theatre Production at COPACC $4,259
Rapid Ascent Pty Ltd Otway Odyssey & Great Otway Gravel Grind 2023 $5,000
Apollo Bay WordFest auspice by Apollo Bay Arts Inc Apollo Bay WordFest 2022: Curious & Curiouser $5,000
Southern Exposure Run Forrest Trail Fun 2023 $5,000
Wye to Wongarra Landcare Group Making Room: Fungi to Forest. Community Walks & Workshops to Identify Weeds/Plants/Fungi $1,834
Bicycle Network Great Vic Bike Ride 2022 $5,000
Colac Neighbourhood House auspice by Colac Area Health 'Some Happy Day' Film and Q & A to highlight plight of homelessness $2,040
Apollo Bay Seafood Festival auspice by Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Presents SOS Event Series (marketing campaign) $5,000
Let's Talk Colac Otway Wellbeing Expo $2,000
International Management Group of America Pty Ltd 2023 Keiser Great Ocean Road Running Festival $5,000
Beech Forest & District Progress Association Beech Forest & District Progress Association Community Event $2,000
KSJ Event Management Lochard Energy Women's Warrnambool Cycling Classic 2023 $5,000

*Category 2A Major Community Organised Event

WinterWild auspice by Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce

WinterWild 2022 $10,000


Category 3 Small Grants Program

Applicant Project Name Grant Amount
Main Street Planters auspice by Birregurra Community Group Maintenance of Planter Boxes Along Main Street Birregurra $844
Colac Woodcrafters Guild Inc Purchase of a Wood Lathe & Specialised Sharpening Equipment $1,038
Colac Table Tennis Association Replacement Equipment (tables, nets, scoreboards) $1,214
Otway Plains District Scouts Barongarook Scout Camp Hut Lighting Upgrade $1,346
Colac Otway Rover AFC Line Marker Equipment $1,769
Colac Cake Decorators Expert Teaching Workshops $700
2nd Colac Sea Scouts First Aid Training $1,200
Gellibrand Community House Inc Screen for Gellibrand Community House $1,995
Colac Central Bowling Club Inc Air Conditioner For Kitchen $1,487
Forrest & District Historical Society Tables, Chairs & Display Mount Boards $721
Birregurra Landcare Riverflat Revegetation Project $1,780
Apollo Bay Radio Inc Studio Equipment Upgrades $965
Birregurra Pre School Building Blocks $1,641
VIC SES Colac Unit New Computer & Maintenance Program Software $2,000
Irrewarra-Beeac Football Netball Club Storage Space for Netball Player's Equipment $1,600
Cororooke Tennis Club Community Garden Along Tennis Club Entrance Pathway $960
Colac & District Dog Obedience Club Inc Clubroom Vacuum Cleaner $299
Central Otway Landcare Network Drone Purchase for Landscape Before/AfterAerial Photos/Videos ofCompletion Of Ground Natural Resource Management Works $1,000
Colac & District Football Umpires Association Heating/Cooking System for Football Umpires Room at Lake Oval $1,935
Colac Adult Riding Club Build A New Round Yard on the Colac Adult Riding Club Grounds $1,994
Western Eagles Football Netball Club Website Development $1,909
Alvie Football Netball Club Inc Purchase a Freezer $905
Colac Bowling Club Projector $1,850


Category 4 Building Facade Improvement Program

Applicant Project Name Grant Amount
Gravity Cafe Update Murray St Facade- Painting $3,000
Gerangawood Pty Ltd Paint Bank Facade $2,192
Water Supply Specialist Building Facade Improvement - Painting & Signage $3,000
Colac to Coast Real Estate Building Facade Improvement - New Signage $925
Theodore Podiatry Group Building Facade Improvement - Painting & Signage $3,000
Wisdom Investments Group Pty Ltd Exterior Wall Painting (1st Floor & South Side) $1,000
Forrest General Store Facade Improvement Project $3,000
The Perch Lavers Hill Painting Building Exterior $3,000


Category 5 Small Business Environmental Sustainability Program

Applicant Project Name Grant Amount
The Sandman Mattress Company Removal of Old Gas Heaters & Installation of New Split Systems $2,500
Dar Teta Upright Freezer $2,479
Barrow Legal Install Ceiling Insulation $3,740
Brae Restaurant Install Refrigeration Unit $2,777