Who we help

Hobsons Bay Community Fund helps organisations achieving aims that benefit and strengthen present and future generations of the Hobsons Bay community  

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How we help

We help by providing successful applicants with financial grants for project or program development and for purchase of equipment or resources. 

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The Equality Project – a grant recipient’s story

The Equality Project – a grant recipient’s story

Hobsons Bay Community Fund provided a grant to the Equality Project, which is a national health promotion organisation. It brings together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people with allies across the social justice movement. Together...

Music to our ears – a grant recipient’s story

Erica Rasmussen, a teacher at Laverton P-12, wrote to thank the Hobsons Bay Community Fund for the grant it provided to support the Crashendo music program. School attendance has improved since the grant helped the school to started teaching music to students.

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, to teach and impart on them the knowledge to combat mental illness through psychological, physical and nutritional tools. Thanks to the money granted, in...

Inclusion Project Partnership

Hobsons Bay Community Fund has partnered with the University of Melbourne to help local young people overcome barriers to participation in sports and recreation.  In doing so, we established an award winning community-based social work student placement model with the Engagement Unit of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Since 2015, University of Melbourne social work student have worked as part of their industrial work experience placements within office space in a local business (kindly provided in-kind by a member of the Committee of the Hobsons Bay Community Fund).

The students have worked with parents, sporting clubs, disability workers, and other stakeholders to establish community approaches to the broader inclusion of young people in sport and recreation.

The students have produced and promoted an inclusion guide that assists local community organisations to facilitate greater access to sport for all people. The inclusion guide offers the community a tangible resource that assists with the implementation of techniques that encourage inclusion throughout their various organisations and initiatives. 

Hobsons Bay Community Fund have also given awards to sporting clubs that have promoted inclusive environments.