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 Ltd. (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 current acting chair is Magdalena Wheatland.

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 2017 round of Grants is now open.

Successful recipients are required to attend the grant presentation on Thursday, 30th November 
Balmoral Room - Peppers the Sand Torquay
2 Sands Boulevard Torquay at 5.30pm.


Our community partner
Bendigo Bank
Our media sponsor
Surf Coast Times

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 2017 Grants, download the grant guidelines. Closing date for the grants application is 14th November 2017.

Download a grant application form or pick one up from Bendigo Bank, 17 Gilbert Street, Torquay, (download a grant application form) Completed forms can be submitted via email to by hand to Bendigo Bank, Torquay.




Partner highlight

Peppers the Sand Torquay will be hosting the grant handover night in 2017 at Balmoral Room and we are looking forward to a successful evening at our new location.