For the community, from the community

We are delighted to announce that we continue to support local economic development in the local community. We are currently sitting at over $120,000 in funding given out and our new target is $150,000.
Thank you to our business partners and the Bendigo Bank for making this possible.

The Torquay Community Enterprise (TCE) is an initiative of the Bendigo Bank.

Funding is administered by an independent Board of Directors who are all local community members. The enterprise is currently chaired by Laura Connor.

If you are interested in applying to become a director of the enterprise, please email your resume and a cover letter to TCE Secretary explaining how you would like to contribute to community capacity building.

The enterprise funds projects and events that support the following:

  • Families in need
  • Educational opportunities
  • Equity for all abilities
  • Youth programs
  • A better quality of life for our seniors
  • Sport and recreation initiatives
  • Healthy communities in mind, body and spirit
  • The development of local arts and crafts programs
  • Environmental conservation and awareness
  • The promotion of local talent.

The 2016 round of Grants is now closed. 

Grants will be handed out on Thursday, 1st December, 2016 at the Surf Coast Hotel, Pool Bar (Wyndham Resort), Torquay at 6pm. To RSVP, contact Robert Harris.

Our community partner
Bendigo Bank
Our media sponsor
Surf Coast Times
Our bronze sponsor

Aim of TCE

The TCE launched towards the end of 2007 with the aim of funding local projects which are run by the community, and are designed to directly benefit the community. It acts as an independent body supporting individuals and families, youth and senior citizens through educational, sporting, arts and environmental initiatives at a grassroots level.

How to apply

For further information on the 2016 Grants, download the grant guidelines or download a grant application form. . Completed forms can be submitted via email to Sean Mackay, .


Partner highlight

The Surf Coast Hotel, Torquay will again be hosting the grant handover night in 2016. The resort has had a long association with the Torquay Community Enterprise.