Our foundation is newly established, but various members have been involved in 2 previous retired living projects developed for the community’s benefit.
The first project was initiated in 1991 by the Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads to develop community housing in Barwon Heads. This was undertaken in partnership with the Department of Housing, and resulted in the construction of 8 units at 12 Bridge Road Barwon Heads. It provides ongoing accommodation for those in need.
The second project was undertaken by the Lions Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Retirement Village Association. With a donation of a block of land in Ocean Grove Kingston Estate by the developer of the estate, the Association subdivided the block and built 2 units to raise funds for a retirement village in the area. The project was a financial success, but without the necessary charity and taxation status any future activities were not considered sustainable. The Association closed, and its funds were donated to the Barwon Grove Foundation.