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Developer splashes cash for local groups

June 21, 2022 BY

Villawood Properties is handing out $10,000 to community organisations in the Armstrong Creek-Mount Duneed growth area. Photo: BILLY HIGGINS

A HOST of fledgling Armstrong Creek-region organisations will share in a community cash kitty next month when Villawood Properties dishes out this year’s round of Armstrong Community Grants.

The developer is giving away $10,000 worth of grants, in installments of $500 or $1000, to local groups in the coming weeks.

The cash boosts are for clubs, services or organisations that have been up and running for at least a year in the Geelong region’s growth areas: Armstrong Creek, Mount Duneed, Marshall, Charlemont, Torquay, Grovedale or Waurn Ponds.

Villawood said it wanted to hear from all groups – big or small – to ensure its cash went to the most worthy causes.

“We want people to tell us about their group and why just it’s important to the Armstrong community,” a spokesperson for Villawood said.

“A lot of groups are out doing good things, sometimes unusual things, for the community and we want to give them a helping hand. So if you’re a chess club or an underwater Rubik’s Cube club, or maybe something more mainstream – a sports group, a book club, whatever – let us know and we’ll see if we can help.

“We have a total $10,000 in grants up for grabs for eligible groups. We’re after applications from groups including cultural, recreation, community, not-for-profit, sporting clubs and schools.”

Applications opened on Monday (June 13) and close on June 27.

Villawood will announce the successful nominees on July 18.

For an application from, residents can email: [email protected] with ‘Community Grant Application’ in the subject line.