The 2019 grants round is closed, the winners are…
Helping Hand Cafe – Replacing old stove pot and pan
Williamstown Cricket Club – Entering all abilities team to a structured competition
Treehaus – Contribution to ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ event that raises awareness of mental health
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ltd – Replacing bed linen at MS Shared Supported Accommodation in Power Street, Williamstown
South Kingsville Community Centre – Provide free holiday programs to local disadvantaged groups
The Equality Project – Assist people with disabilities to access and volunteer at Better Together 2020, a 2 day event in Willy
U3A Hobsons Bay – Improvements and safer access for the elderly to ‘The Cottage’
Bloom Sports – Implement a pilot program for children with autism to access a supported community soccer group
Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed – Construct a heritage and indigenous herb garden to raise awareness of cooking and medicinal uses
Spotswood Kingsville RSL – Strategic planning facilitation with aim of increased community use of RSL facilities
Outside the Box – fund a half day dyslexia awareness education event for principals and school staff in the West
There are more successful grants but people haven’t returned their paperwork to us, please check your mailboxes if you applied and haven’t heard from us.
This year we received 31 applications requested a total of $130,000. We wish we could fund all of them, but it’s not possible.
Applying for a Grant
There is also external funding available from the west gate tunnel project.
Check HB Council’s website for grants – there’s a variety of categories
2019 HBCF Community Impact Grants
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
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
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
If you receive a grant from HBCF
An authorised representative from your group will need to complete this HBCF ACF EFT Authorisation Form and return it to HBCF, so you can get paid.
HBCF then provide this information to the Australian Community Foundation (ACF), as they handle HBCF finances.
ACF will send approved recipients a letter of offer and once returned, they pay the grant.
The letter of offer also details acquittal arrangements (what you have to tell us about how you spent the money). This is done online by the following link: