The funds

Eva West Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship worth $1000 over 3 years is available to female students in Year 12 attending one of the state secondary schools within the municipality, subject to preference, who intends to pursue business-related tertiary studies. Applications are invited at the start of Term 4 of the school year. Application form required.


Latrobe Emergency Relief Fund

On behalf of Latrobe City Council, the Trust receives donations from the Magistrates' Court of Victoria Court Fund governed by Court Services Victoria. The Trust distributes grants to emergency relief agencies participating in Council’s integrated Emergency Relief Network of Latrobe City [ERNLaC]. Grant rounds are scheduled under a specific ERNLaC program; to provide emergency relief services to the local community. Enquiries to Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.


Latrobe City Community Gaming Support Fund

(previously known as the Gambling Impact Fund) 
Through the contributions made by local gaming venue operators under the Latrobe City Community Gaming Agreement, grants are provided to assist individuals and families, particularly those directly and indirectly affected by the associated issues of problem gaming. Latrobe City Council provides local gaming venue operators with a general rates waiver of 100% in return for contributing an amount equivalent to 110% of their general rates into the Fund to benefit our local community. Grants available bi-annually for a broad spectrum of community projects with Grant Rounds scheduled for March and September each financial year. Application Form required.


Lorraine Bartling OAM Scholarship in Nursing and / or Social Work Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to celebrate the life and work of Lorraine Bartling.

Each scholarship provides a one off grant of $500, intended to assist with the further development of the applicant’s skills or qualifications. Normally, one scholarship will be made in each year, although the Latrobe City Trust reserves the right to award more than one scholarship, or no scholarship, in any given year.


Jean Galbraith Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship was established in 2000 to commemorate the life and work of renowned botanist and writer, Ms. Jean Galbraith, and her contribution to the community of Tyers, and the Gippsland region. Applicants will have completed at least the first year of a university science-orientated degree course, including first year biology, with very good results and be able to demonstrate a link to Latrobe City as prescribed in the Scholarship Guidelines.

The Scholarship provides a grant of $500 per year, up to two years, of further study to assist students with the purchase of course materials and/or field work costs.


Latrobe Community Arts Fund

The Latrobe Community Arts Fund was established in 2016 to facilitate the development, promotion and encouragement of the Arts in the Latrobe Valley community.

Applications are invited from groups or individuals who are undertaking an Arts initiative to foster the development and appreciation of the arts across the general community. Fields include, but are not limited to, Music, Visual Arts, Literature, and Performing Arts.
Applicants will reside in, and be conducting an activity within the Latrobe Valley. Further eligibility requirements are listed in the Latrobe Community Arts Fund Guidelines.


MSE Williams Youth Support Fund

The aim of the MSE Williams (Youth Support) Fund is to support any young person showing a desire and determination to further their talents and advance themselves in any field of endeavour, but who without assistance may lack the resources to achieve their full potential.  Grants of up to $500 are available.  Applications are invited at the start of term 1 of the school year.

The MSE Williams (Youth Support) Fund was settled by the Trust on 12 July 2011 in honour of the late Mrs Margaret Sarah Elizabeth Williams, as it is principally funded by the 1995 MSE Williams Bequest.  The new Trust Fund incorporates the scholarship previously available to independent secondary school students and gives effect to the merger of the former MSE Williams Trust Fund and Independent Scholarship Fund into a perpetual Trust Fund dedicated to the advancement of all young people within our community.


Bert Thompson Memorial Fund

A trust fund established by the daughters of the late W.A.(Bert) Thompson to commemorate the significant contribution of their father to the Latrobe community during his lifetime, and his devotion to big band music. Their intention was to establish a perpetual fund for the annual distribution of funds for certain brass section awards at the Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod and ensure the future of the W.A. Thompson Cup.


Edwin James Austin Fund

The late Mr Edwin (Ted) James Austin left his footprint on the community he had loved and served when he passed away in 2001.  His generous bequest saw the establishment of a perpetual scholarship awarded annually to the male and female dux of year 6 at Morwell Central Primary School male and female dux for academic achievement and good citizenship. His legacy also provided for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Morwell Rose Garden and Airlie Bank Homestead.


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