COMN Grants for 2018

Community Outreach Mission Network (COMN) Outreach Grants are available for financial member congregations of the COMN. These grants are provided to assist member congregations in their community outreach.  Funded from the members’ contributions to the Network, these grants are available provided that they are:
for a new outreach initiative; or
for expanding a current outreach; or
for raising the profile of a congregation in their local community;
and is a once off grant up to $1,000 for the initiative

Member congregations receiving these grants will share the progress and results of their grant funded outreach initiatives with the rest of the Network at one of our gatherings.

For a member congregation’s application to be considered by the COMN Grants Committee, a member congregation’s application will need to show how their new initiative:
is a response to a perceived community need
will be promoted in their community
is to be funded
will be evaluated
aligns with their mission goals

It would be only in unusual circumstances that a member congregation would receive more than one grant in the same year.

Applications are to be writing, authorised by two of the congregation’s leadership team and are to be (preferably) emailed to the COMN Administrative Officer:

COMN Administrator

The closing dates to apply for a Grant are as follow:
Round 1 – Friday 27th April
Round 2 – Friday 27th July



Broadview Treasures Op Shop is open every Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon and on the first Saturday of the month from 9am until 12 noon.

Our range of goods include:
clothes and shoes (children’s, women’s and men’s)
books, toys and games, DVDs and vinyl records bric-a-brac

Come for a look, have a chat and stay for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.


Dernancourt Uniting Church operates an OP shop (known as Bus Stop 30+2) in Shops 1, 2 & 3 situated on the corner of Lyons Road and Sutherland Avenue Holden Hill.  It is open Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. The shop phone number is 0434 242 375.


Grange op shop is open Tuesday 11.00am-2.00pm and Thursday 9.00-12.00noon.


OPEN THURSDAY 10.00am-1.00pm FRIDAY 9.00am-1.00pm

Check it out and while you are there join us for a coffee and a chat.


The Shed Op-Shop Open Monday – Saturday.

Come in and check out the clothing and nick-knacks in our shed at the back of the church.

There is always something for everyone at more than affordable prices.

The Corner

The Corner Op Shop is open Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 3.00pm.

Our shop contains a variety of good condition pre-loved articles including clothes, shoes, toys, books, linen and kitchenware and much more…

Our aim is to serve the community and therefore we are staffed by volunteers and our prices are affordable.

Donations of good clean items can be brought into the shop during open hours or into reception during office hours.

Woodville Gardens

The Grove Op-Shop is a transportable building on the grounds of the Woodville Gardens Uniting Church, 66 Ridley Grove, Woodville Gardens, phone number 8345 4079 and is a part of the Church. As well as selling very good quality products at a extremely reasonable price, we have free bread on Thursdays, plus sometimes there could be extras like pies, pasties and buns. The shop shares the grounds with the Grove Community Garden, which is a bee hive of activity on Thursdays with volunteers from the shop and the garden enjoying a busy day. Everyone is made most welcome to both venues, and coffee and tea is usually on offer.

Come and browse thought the shop and enjoy the peace of the garden.

Opening Times
Thursdays 9.00am – 2.00pm
Fridays    10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturdays 10.00am – 1.00pm

West Lakes

Bargains by the Bridge- West Lakes Church have a vision of Bridging the Gap to their local community as a means of living out the good news of Jesus’ love. Our new Op shop was opened ‘Bargains by the Bridge’ and it is proving to be a great success with the local community.  The inspiration for the idea came from congregation members Margaret Adams and Joy Smith, who transformed the church store room into an attractive room full of bargains. Together they have raised a team of volunteers, from the wider community as well as the church congregation, to staff the op-shop. Everyone wants to be in on this venture!  Bargains by the Bridge – Op Shop. Open at the church on Monday to Friday each week from 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Entry at the back of the church.


Our op-shop is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm.

It is located in shop 5 at 79 Main Road Normanville.