Grant Success

As a not-for-profit incorporated association, the Portarlington Community Association (PCA) depends on fundraising (raffles, sausage sizzles), successful grant applications, donations, pro-bono support and membership fees to fund its operations.

We rely heavily on the in-kind support of our volunteers and collaborators, especially in the following areas: manning booths, communications, advocacy, writing grant applications and performing website updates.

Monies are directed to paying annual Public Liability Insurance to protect our volunteers, to supporting community activities we are involved with, and to supplementing funds raised for our Public Art Initiative.

Successful Funding Outcomes

  • CoGG Allocation 2021 - ‘Weedy Sea Dragons’ mural
  • Stronger Communities 2021 - as above
  • VicHealth 2021 - ‘Bellarine Vines’ mural
  • Stronger Communities 2022 - ‘Bardingal’ (Pelicans) sculptures
  • Healthy & Connected Communities 2022 - PNH mural (‘Lorikeet in Banksia’)
  • Fundraising efforts 2022-23 allowed the PCA to contribute towards the painting of mural on the Senior Citizens building (‘The Fish Thieves’)
  • Pro-bono support from Harwood Andrews allowed the PCA to pursue the 49 Newcombe Street development issue on behalf of its members
  • Lobbying to Council resulted in the installation of safety bollard lighting on the pedestrian route past the park, from the pier to Newcombe Street
  • Govt Volunteer Grant 2023 - PCA website training
  • Bendigo Bank 2023 - purchase of Big Red Bows for main street Christmas decoration

Project Photos

"Fish Thieves" mural

Mural launch by Alison Marchant (Member for Belllarine) with Michael Fairweather (President PCA).
(L-R): PCA Vice-President Diane Kolomeitz, artist Heather Duff and Senior Citizens President Shirley Butler. Photo: ELLIE CLARINGBOLD