On Wednesday 23 March2011 the Maltese Community Council of Victoria launched the Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Fund in memory of the late Bishop who passed away suddenly about three months ago. Bishop Grech left an important legacy, which many would like to celebrate and commemorate. He was known throughout his life for his exceptional personal qualities, which included leadership, achievement, and above all an enduring love for Malta.

  The MCCV would like to encourage young Australians of Maltese background to strive to follow in his footsteps, and for this purpose it has set up the Memorial Fund.

The aim of the fund is to raise enough money to provide an annual scholarship, which would include a trip to Malta, for two young people of Maltese background who best embody the qualities and values shown by Bishop Grech throughout his life.

A committee, under the aegis of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria, has been formed to administer the fund. The committee is made up of:

  • Prof Maurice Cauchi, President
  • Mr Christian Zahra
  • Mr George Saliba
  • Mr Paul Borg, Treasurer
  • Mrs Edwina Mallia, Secretary
  • Fr Edwin Agius, MSSP

Contributions towards the Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be sent to:

The Bishop Grech Memorial Fund
Maltese Community Council of Victoria
477 Royal Parade
Parkville VIC 3052