Strengthening the Hobsons Bay community,

for now and forever

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Grants are open until 30 June, 2019.

We’d love to hear about the fantastic work you do

See past grant recipients

2019 Business Lunch extravaganza

2019 Business Lunch

Grant applications open until June 30, 2019

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What is the Hobsons Bay Community Fund?

A community fund is about building the kind of future we want. It gives now, but is also a long-term investment to empower future generations. It grows an inheritance to address the issues young people will face when we are not there to help them out.

Since 2006, the HBCF has built up $800,000 and used the interest earned to make grants to community organisations across Hobsons Bay. So far 100 organisations have received grants totalling $250,000.

Additional donations increase the investment fund as well as the amount allocated each year to community organisations.

Find out more about our grants

The Community Fund operates under the umbrella of the Australian Communities Foundation, whilst it is supported by Council, it is run independently by a voluntary board and supported by local businesses.

This means that it is locally owned and operated with no overhead costs. Every dollar raised goes into the fund. 

Find out more about the HBCF

Meet some of our recipients

Andy didn’t say 2 words in 12 weeks, then…At the end of graduation day, kids and parents were enjoying their usual sausage and bread, when Andy held up his trophy and said, “Today is the best day cause I got my trophy”.  His longest ever sentence – everyone was silent and his mum welled up with tears.  It was truly a magical moment.  

Sporting Network of Autistic People and Parents (SNAPP) and CONGS Cricket club Williamstown ran a program with 28 kids (23 of them Autistic). The Inclusion was so successful that parents of the 5 Neuro Typical children were not aware that the majority of kids were Autistic.

Nikolina’s Story

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

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

Laverton Park Soccer Club

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Business Lunch June 2019

Business Lunch 2019

Seaworks in Williamstown hosted this year’s lunch and reinforced our standing as Western Melbourne’s premiere networking and fundraising event. The real success was our brand exposure and growing supporter base with over 300 guests and $60,000 raised.

The Annual Charity Golf Day

The Annual Charity Golf Day

The magnificent Kooringal Golf Club host our Golf Day which is held in March and it’s always a sell-out networking event. Join in the fun and sponsor a hole or provide prizes for this great day out. This is an important fundraising event for HBCF and to provide support to local organisations.

Business Lunch 2019

Put a placeholder in your diaries, 21st June 12 – 3pm.

Annual Charity Golf Day

The magnificent Kooringal Golf Club host our Golf Day - and it’s always a sell-out networking event!