THE Bass coast shire is named after the explorer george bass who sighted the area during an expedition to prove the existence of the bass strait in 1796
The Foundation exists because of and for the community in which we live.
Some of our 'whole of community' programs are outlined below.
Back to School Vouchers
Every year the Foundation participates in the Back to School Voucher Program hosted by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). It is the fifteenth year the Foundation has distributed vouchers to low income families to assist with the costs of purchasing school supplies and uniforms. In 2020 the Foundation presented schools and welfare organisations with a share in the $30,000 worth of vouchers. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the FRRR and other funding partners for this program.
"These vouchers can mean the difference between coming to school or not for a child without shoes. If we can provide the child the shoes, we change a life. That's pretty important. These vouchers are significant to our school."
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