We are delighted to announce that we have exceeded our target of $100,000 in grants and sponsorships. 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 robert.harris@bendigobank.com.au 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.


Our first round of grant applications for 2015 are now open and will close end of working day Thursday, 12th November, 2015.

Grants will be handed out on Thursday, 3rd December, 2015 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 2015 Grants, download the grant guidelines or download a grant application form. Application forms are also available at the Torquay Bendigo Bank. Completed forms can be submitted at the Torquay Bendigo Bank, or emailed to Sean Mackay, seanm@adroitig.com.au .


Partner highlight

The Surf Coast Hotel, Torquay will again be hosting the grant handover night in 2015. The resort has had a long association with the Torquay Community Enterprise.