Werribee Rotary held its inaugural Community Grants Awards night recently. This function was designed to present funds to the successful applicants of the club's first community grants program. Chief organiser and club member Robert Fava presented cheques totalling $15,000 to six worthy not-for-profit community groups who are doing wonderful things to support their members. A total of 20 applications were received.
The winners were:
  • Young Achievers Foundation
  • Tarneit Titans Netball Club
  • Werribee River Association
  • Womenspire
  • The Laverton Festival
  • 1st Point Cook Scout Group
The groups were represented at the dinner by at least one member of their organisation. Each of them spoke about the aims of the group and what the funds would be used for. They all expressed their sincere gratitude to our club for making these funds available during a time when financial support is becoming increasingly difficult to access.
Also in attendance were four Councillors from the Wyndham City Council and our Rotary District's Governor-Elect Michael Lapina and Governor-Nominee Peter Shepheard.
All attendees were glowing in their praise of the club for making it such an enjoyable night and for taking positive action to help local community groups. Following the success of the program, it is expected to be made available again between July and October this year.