Support the Hobsons Bay Community Fund COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

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Make a donation to support Rapid Response Grants for local groups and organisations delivering critical work in our community during these tough times.

Support the Hobsons Bay Community Fund COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund has established an emergency response fund to support critical organisations through this time.

We want to help our community through these tough times, and now you can too.



What is the Hobsons Bay Community Fund?

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund (HBCF) is a perpetual philanthropic fund established to benefit and strengthen the community of Hobsons Bay for present and future generations. 

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Established in 2006, the HBCF provides grants to community organisations across Hobsons Bay. To date over $300,000 has been provided to over 150 local groups and organisations. 

Find out more about our grants

The HBCF operates as a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. The HBCF is run by a voluntary Incorporated Committee with no overhead costs – meaning that every dollar raised goes back into the Fund. 

The HBCF raises funds through sponsorship, partnerships with local business and fundraising activities. 

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Meet some of our recipients


Crashendo music program

A grant through Hobsons Bay Community Fund supported a school music program at Laverton College. Teachers reported improved student engagement, attendance, and energy levels.

Walk for mental health

A grant from Hobsons Bay Community Fund was shared by three schools. It supported the walk for mental health and provided a wellbeing space for children to go to relax and reset themselves in times of anxiety or distress.

Autistic sports network

Autistic sports club inclusion league

Andy didn't say 2 words in 12 weeks, then on graduation day, Andy raised his trophy and said, “Today is the best day ”. His longest ever sentence - everyone was silent...

Nikolina’s Story

"In 2016 Hobsons Bay Community Fund awarded me a grant to run a two day mental health workshop for young women."

North Altona Early Childhood Centre

The children of North Altona's Early Childhood Centre now have a brand new chicken coop, complete with chickens raised in an incubator housed inside their playroom.

Laverton Park Soccer Club

Disadvantaged migrants and refugees can play soccer after Laverton Park Soccer Club received a $3000 grant.