Community fund opens


The Westbrook Community Fund is open for applications from eligible not-for-profit organisations operating in the 3027, 3028 and 3029 postcodes.

Since 2018, the community fund – an annual initiative of Dennis Family Corporation – has distributed more than $80,000 to community groups in Wyndham.

The fund gives grants of $1500 to applicants, selected by an independent judging panel.

To be eligible for a grant, groups must provide a service within the boundaries of the Westbrook estate, Truganina, Tarneit or Williams Landing, and make only one application to the Westbrook Community Fund per year.

Dennis Family Corporation’s marketing manager, Melissa Munro, said the community funding concept was originally introduced within the family-owned business as a practical way of giving back.

“The Dennis Family Corporation has a long history of seeking to help others less fortunate and supports a number of not-for-profit organisations,” Ms Munro said.

“Company founder, Bert Dennis, has always firmly believed that it takes more than bricks and mortar to establish vibrant healthy communities; it also requires a range of services delivered by community groups and associations.”

Ms Munro said this was the fourth year of the Westbrook Community Fund.

“It’s fantastic for us to be able to provide financial support for so many worthy organisations in and around the local area where our Westbrook development is located – especially given the extent to which COVID continues to impact on the ability of community groups to support those in need,” she said.

See for details on how to apply for a community grant.

Applications will close at 5pm, Friday October 29.