Applying for a Grant

Hobsons Bay Community Fund’s (HBCF) vision is that of a harmonious community working effectively to build trust and inclusion in order to encourage economic and social fairness; cultural richness; and environmental sustainability.

The grants round is open

Grants close 30 June 2019

Please use the application form

2019 HBCF Community Impact Grants      Applications close June 30, 2019                     

We invite applications that contribute to making our local communities fair, inclusive and vibrant:

Fair           Access to food and housing security

                  Equal opportunities for youth in education and


                  Emergency Aid

Inclusive  Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups

                  New Australians and refugees/asylum seekers

                  People with a disability

                  Socially marginalised groups

Vibrant    Mental Health and Wellbeing

                  Positive aging

                  A sustainable environment           

We will provide grants between $500 and $5000 that:

  • Help address underlying causes rather than symptoms
  • Respond to community problems in Hobsons Bay in a creative and innovative way
  • Increase partnerships and cooperation and not duplicate services
  • Expand access and opportunities for people from disadvantaged and under-served communities
  • Provide support to smaller / grassroots groups, those not incorporated or striving to get their message out        

We will not fund the following:

  • programs outside of the Hobsons Bay
  • programs with more appropriate alternative funding sources
  • ongoing admin costs and salaries
  • general fundraising campaigns or annual appeals
  • funds for investment or debt servicing
  • individuals or
  • retrospective funding (for programs or services that have already happened)

If you are unsure of your eligibility for a grant, please contact us to ask

Some tips to help you with your application

You must email us your application.

If you can’t access email, visit a Hobsons Bay library branch and they can help you send an email. There are five in Hobsons Bay

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2019 Application form

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If you would like ideas about the type of programs we fund, please see our previous grant recipients or some more in-depth stories about who we help

Applications conclude mid-year and grants are usually awarded in the last quarter

We look forward to hearing about the important work you do in Hobsons Bay.