After thorough consideration of the many applications received for the Foundation's 2018 Tertiary Support Program, the recipients for 2018 have been selected.
The Foundation thanks Aquasure for their generous contribution to the funding of the Tertiary Support Program, and the YMCA for their provision of support to participants through their Youth Mentoring Program.
For the thirteenth year BCCF has distributed Back to School vouchers to local schools and welfare agencies. This year's distribution of $22,000 worth of vouchers brings the total value of vouchers distributed to Bass Coast Shire families over the 13 years to over $200,000,
Funded through the generosity of the Sidney Myer Fund and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, and distributed by the Foundation, these vouchers help local families doing it tough with the costs of getting kids back to school.
While the voucher's value of $50 might not seem a large amount, it can and does mean that a child can have school shoes that fit properly, uniform items that don't make them stand out from the others, enough stationery and other requisites for their studies, and to generally be able to start the school year like the other kids.
Helping kids fit in helps them to participate fully at school and to continue with their education.
The Foundation is proud of its ongoing participation in this valuable program, and thanks the participating schools and agencies for their role in its delivery.
Foundation Board Member Melissa Hayes presents 2018 Back to School vouchers to Edith Gray, Principal of the Bass Coast Specialist School (left) and Carol Davidson, Student Welfare Coordinator at Wonthaggi Secondary College - McBride Campus (right)
The 2018 recipient of the Bass Coast Community Foundation's Performance Awards has been selected, and ........ drum roll please ....... it's Finnan Donohue of Inverloch.
In 2018 Finnan will be embarking on the first year of a Creative Arts (Drama) course at Deakin University's Burwood Campus.
Finnan has been a regular cast member of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group productions since he first appeared on the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre stage in WTG's Oliver! in 2010. He was also a founding member of Newhaven College's Boys Vocal Group from 2013 until he completed Year 12 at the College in 2017.
The Foundation's Performance Award provides assistance to local students who take up tertiary education in a performance related discipline. All aspects of performance, for example drama, dance, music (instrumental and vocal) can be supported. The key aim of the program is to support those with the talent, drive and ambition to make a professional career in their chosen field.
The Foundation thanks the Robert Salzer Foundation for the support of the Performance Awards, and congratulates Finnan on his selection for the Award in 2018, wishing him all the best in his theatrical future.
Applications for the Foundation's 2018 Tertiary Support Program closed on Friday 26 January 2018.
The program offers awards of $4000 per year for students applying for study in second year at a recognised Australian tertiary institution. Award recipients are matched with a mentor who will provide support for them through up to two years of study.
STUDENT SPECIAL PRICE $22
(full time students only)
The Bass Coast Community Foundation is proud to announce that the recipients for the Performance Awards in 2017 have been selected. All three were secondary school students in 2016, living in the Bass Coast region, with a demonstrated talent in their performance discipline, and who will need to move away in 2017 to continue their studies in the performing arts.
The Bass Coast Community Foundation is proud to announce that the recipients of support through its Tertiary Support Program have been selected. This program provides financial support to local students in their second and third year of tertiary study. As well as financial support the students are also matched with a trained and accredited mentor through YMCA Bass Coast. This support provides them with a sounding board and source of advice as they continue to adjust to life in the city and university level study, and as they start to think about life and career after graduation.