Success Stories

Community Grant Recipient Showcase

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is proud to present a video Showcase of some of our grant recipients. This short video provides some heartfelt insight into how small grants can make a big difference to the every day lives of the people within our Hobsons Bay community.


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HBCF Business Lunch

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund would like to thank all the sponors, donors,hosts, supporters and participants at the HBCF Business Lunch 2018 at Seaview.  A detailed report will follow soon.

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Community Grants awarded in 2017

In 2017 the Hobsons Bay Community Fund presented eleven Community Grants, totalling $34,805 and an additional seven Sports Inclusion Awards of $1,000 each.  For details go to the Beneficiaries section of this website.



Youth Social Inclusion Project

HBCF and the University of Melbourne (UoM) Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) are working in partnership to research and help improve the inclusion of all children and young adults in services, activities and opportunities in the western suburbs.

At the end of their four-month placement in the western suburbs, the second group of UoM Masters of Social Work students presented a Project Report for Phase 2 of of the project to the HBCF Committee.  The students' recommendations have led to:

  • the customisation of an inclusion guide titled "Sports for Everyone - A guide to 3600 Inclusion for Young People in Sport" (Download the document)
  • a number of grants for Hobsons Bay and Wydham sport and recreation clubs to support inclusion
  • the basis for Phase 3 of the project in 2018.

Australian Communities Foundation

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. To visit the ACF website, click here.acf logo 2015


Guide for Inclusion in Sport

Download a copy of the inclusion guide "Sports for Everyone - A guide to 3600 Inclusion for Young People in Sport".

Read more about the Youth Social Inclusion Project below.

Donations to HBCF

Hobsons Bay Community Fund welcomes donations and bequests to support the annual grants program.  Donations to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund can be made through the Australian Communities Foundation website.

To make a tax deductible donation of over $2, donate to HBCF here

Or, if you do not require a tax deduction for your donation, donate to HBCF here.