Uniting Barwon needs your help

From Jan Douglas, Uniting Barwon:

Please VOTE now for our Uniting Barwon community projects in the State Government Pick My Project initiative.

The more votes we receive the more chance we have to receive vital funding for these community programs.

Pick My Project (website: pickmyproject.vic.gov.au) is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area.

We would appreciate your support for the 4 projects submitted by Uniting Barwon – you can only vote for 3

Grovedale Community Safety, Health and Emergency Relief Project

Supporting Grovedale community health by meeting emergency needs

$50,000 requested

Winchelsea and District Community Safety, Health and Emergency Relief Project

Supporting Winchelsea and District community health by meeting emergency needs

$22,500 requested

Barwon Education Expenses Project

Breaking the cycle of disadvantage by supporting children’s education

$50,000 requested

Barwon family budgeting and bill management project

Assisting families with household budgeting and bill management

$50,000 requested


Voting is quick and simple, and open until 5pm, Monday 17 September. You will need to go to the website and pick your favourite project ideas in your local community and help make them a reality.

Make sure you share who you’ve voted for with your family and friends.

Need help with voting? Contact Lewis on  4210 1113 at Uniting Barwon Grovedale or drop into your local Library or Neighbourhood House for assistance.


Winter Warmers

Over each week of winter we are collecting non perishable foodstuffs for people in need. If you can, please drop off items at the church on Sunday morning.

Week 1 (5th August)Long life milk including soy. Porridge including sachets, cereal - not WeetBix
Week 2 (12th August)Spreads, coffee, oil (preferably olive)
Week 3 (19th August)Cans of vegetables & meat, pasta meals, jars of pasta sauce
Week 4 (26th August)Insulated bags, small cans tuna or chicken (ring pull), plastic utensils eg. bowls/plates/cutlery

All items are donated to Uniting Geelong (http://www.ucg.unitingcare.org.au/)

Humans in Geelong Expo Saturday 8th of October

Some of you may already have heard of the Good News stories project, Humans in Geelong.  The project was inspired by Humans of New York and a desire to see the good news happening in Geelong getting out there for all to hear about.

The Humans in Geelong project has evolved to an exciting new stage with a planned expo, showcasing organisations in Geelong who are doing great things in the community.

Find out more about the expo here.