We are pleased to announce the Community Impact & Rapid Response Grant Recipients for 2020
- $750 Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed & Garden Group
Equipment to improve vegetable production for distribution to members.
- 2,500 Williamstown Cricket Club
Established of an All Abilities Division 2 Team.
- $2,500 Long Space Gallery
1000 Works in the Windows – Community Window Gallery.
- $2,800 Newport Community Choir
Production of a video to enable social connection via virtual setting.
- $1,500 Laverton Community Children’s Centre
Delivery of Indigenous cultural incursions.
- $4,200 Leading Note Music Education Inc
Funding for disadvantaged students to participate in the Elgars Orchestra Project.
- $2,400 Hobsons Bay Toy Library
Funding of members for marginalised communities and purchase of new toys.
- $1,500 Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre
Funding to seek DGR status to support future fundraising efforts.
- $1.290 Williamstown Sailing Club Inc
Purchase of a junior rescue boat.
- $1,500 Willy Wellness Collective
Support for the delivery of the Willy Wellness Festival.
- $2,000 Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club
Provide mental health first aid training to members and local community.
- $1,500 West Melbourne Marathi
Support for virtual delivery of Ganpati Hindu festival.
- $1,500 Altona Life Saving Club
Purchase of racing Mai Boards to encourage higher levels of female youth participation in surf sports.
- $2,500 Enterprize Ship Trust
Living history program to provide local history lessons and sailing to young people.
RAPID REPONSE GRANTS
- $900 Altona Meadows Community Centre
Purchase of lockable cupboard and dry food supply for emergency relief food bank.
- $530 Williamstown Seagulls FIDA Football Club Inc
Funding to develop a series of online strategies designed to keep players engaged with the Club during COVID-19.
- $1,100 ParkCanDo
Purchase of equipment to support members to connect into programs online.
- $1,000 Vietnamese Association in Hobsons Bay
Purchase of digital devices to keep members connected during COVID-19.
- $500 4th Williamstown Sea Scouts
Contribution towards one off levey introduced in response to COVID-19.
- $1,333 West Welcome Wagon
Purchase of digital equipment to support English language classes for remote learning during COVID-19.
- $500 Williamstown CYMS Amateur Football Club
Purchase of equipment to provide protection for members during COVID-19.
- $500 Walker Close and Brooklyn Hall Association Inc
Purchase of equipment required to enhance protective measures for members during COVID-19.
2019 Grants in Action
What Hobsons Bay Community Fund grants enabled in 2019…
It was HBCF’s biggest giving year yet, with just over $40,000 granted to 19 community organisations across Hobsons Bay, under the Fair, Inclusive and Vibrant grant categories.
The grants have benefited our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, migrants and asylum seekers, people with disabilities, and communities at risk of social isolation, as well as providing equal opportunities for youth in education and employment.
HBCF has enabled projects focussed on the arts, physical/mental health and wellbeing, positive ageing, access to food and housing security and environmental sustainability.
This makes us enormously proud. We look forward to 2020 being just as impactful by supporting another round of Fair, Inclusive and Vibrant community initiatives through the Hobsons Bay Community Fund grants process.
Community Impact Grant Recipients 2019
- $3,000 Williamstown Cricket Club
Entering an all abilities team into a structured competition.
- $2,500 TreeHause Williamstown
Contribution to the Walk a Mile in my Shoes event held to raise awareness of mental health.
- $5,000 Laverton Community Children’s Centre
Upgrade of outdoor area for better accessibility for special needs children.
- $1,500 Multiple Sclerosis Limited
Replacement of bedding at MS Shared Supported Accommodation in Williamstown,
- $3,750 South Kingsville Community Centre
Provision of free holiday programs to local disadvantaged cohorts.
- $1,100 The Equality Project
To assist with disabled access and volunteering for a 2 day event.
- $1,266 U3A Hobsons Bay
Improved access for elderly at U3A venue ‘The Cottage’
- $1,000 Carers Link Men’s Group
Family Day for Carers Link Men’s Group
- $1,000 Robina Scott Kindergarten
Development of an inclusive intergenerational community space.
- $1,000 Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed
Construction of a heritage and indigenous herb garden to raise awareness of cooking and medicinal uses.
- $3,420 Altona Community Gardens
Food waste/composting workshops to improve awareness of composting and use of compost.
- $2,500 Spotswood Kingsville RSL
Strategic Planning facilitation with aim of increasing community use of RSL facilities.
- $1,000 Williamstown CYMS Cricket Club
To help fund cricket days for girls aged 7 – 15 years.
- $2,500 Ship4Good
Funding zero waste operating galley to be used for weekly demonstrations to raise awareness with local businesses and community.
- $3,000 Helping Hand Cafe
Replacement of old kitchen equipment.
- $3,000 Bubbling Up!
Part funding of three ‘Experts Explain’ workshops for parents of teens
- $2,000 Newport Bowls Club
Funding to assist completion of a disabled toilet at Newport Bowls Club.
- $2,000 Outside the Box
Funding for a half day dyslexia awareness raising education event for principals and school staff in the west.
” We are entirely grateful for the contribution made towards our Club by the Hobson’s Bay Community Fund and the ability to maintain our facilities to the highest standard, which is a reward to our players. We are very fortunate, in our first year of entering an All Abilities Division 1 team that we were able to win a Premiership!’ – The Williamstown Cricket Club received funding to purchase much needed equipment and establish an All Abilities team.Cameron Smith - Vice President
” It feels a lot safer with new paving compared to the rough ground I had to get across before this work was done. It’s great that we got the funding to do the work. Tell HBCF thank you from me!’ – The U3A Hobsons Bay received funding to improve access to The Cottage for its elderly members.Shirley Shaw
” Without the funds to kick start this project, we would possibly not have been able to open for the summer season. The grant was the push that got the ball rolling!’ – Ship4Good received funding towards the development of a zero waste operating galley on the MV Steve Irwin to demonstrate and raise awareness of sustainable practices within the community.Kerrie Goodall
” The Walk a Mile in my Shoes event was bigger and better than ever with over 1,000 people attending on 13 October! The event helps to raise awareness for mental health to reduce stigma and accept diversity’ – The TreeHaus organisation received a grant from the HBCF to deliver the event.Justine Brogna
” So much valuable information to be shared and learned. The presenters created wonderful spaces to learn and challenge people’s perceptions’ – The Equality Project received a HBCF grant towards their ‘Better Together 2020’ event to support the LGBTIQA+ community.Participant
Community Impact Grant Recipients 2018
- $5,000 Williamstown Community and Education Centre Extra Curricula Initiative
To facilitate non vocational training to local disadvantaged cohorts – gardening, healthy cooking, craft and social media
- $1,450 Gellibrand Support Services Selling Jams & Jellies at the Altona Beach market
To provide an opportunity for adults with disabilities to be involved in their local community and learn business skills whilst making and selling of james and jellies at their local market
- $4,000 Gateway Community Services Pop-Up Social Café
To purchase mobile coffee trailer to be used as a free service to help breakdown social isolation barriers, will use this in areas of higher levels of social disengagement
- $1,500 Australian Islamic Centre Women’s Fitness Group
To puchase fitness equipment for Womens group to help overcome barriers facing Muslim women in keeping fit
- $5,000 Laverton Community Integrated Services Crisis Response for Family and Domestic Violence
To educate existing volunteers to deal with this issue and create a go-bag containing essential goods for the first 72hrs out of home.
- $2,742 Vietnamese Association of Hobsons Bay
Maintain a mindful life with tending a bonsai tree – Fund workshops for mindfulness, bonsai instruction and tea ceremony
- $3,000 West Welcome Wagon Providing Basic Storage for Asylum Seeker Families
To purchase chests of drawers and wardrobes for asylum seeking households
- $2,480 Brain Nation Hub Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop/Work Ready Single Day Intensive
Provide two workshops to 30 attendees to address issues affecting youth disengagement.
- $2,500 La PasseggARTa Visual Arts Together
Provision of participatory social engagement arts project currently supporting 12 participants
- $3,840 Sports Network for Autistic People and Parents Spectrum Sports Program
Developing training programs specific to requirements of ASD kids that act as bridging programs into various club level training clinics – FFV, AFL, Little Aths, CA. Lowering barriers to mainstream sport.
- $849 Emma McLean Kindergarten Health and Fitness Program
Buy equipment for Health and Fitness Program as part of Outdoor Curriculum.