Who we help

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

How we help

Hobsons Bay Community Fund helps eligible organisations by providing successful applicants with financial grants for project or program development and for purchase of equipment or resources

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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.

Recipient Stories

Community Morning Tea

FREE Community Morning Tea by Williamstown Community and Education Centre WCEC February 5, 12, 19 and 26 11.00 am at Joan Kirner House, 14 Thompson Street, Williamstown In partnership with South Kingsville Community Centre and Gateway, HBCF funded this group in 2018...

Honouring Hayden Raysmith AM

Hayden Raysmith AM was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for his incredible 13 year commitment to the Hobsons Bay Community, thank you by 2020 Mayor, Colleen Gates.

We proudly funded this group in 2019 to enable volunteers to go to the conference and also improve access for people of all abilities. What a fabulous and jam packed event. Their message is real equality means living in a society where everyone has the capacity for...

Music to our ears, a grant recipients story

Laverton P-12 Teacher Erica Rasmussen wrote to thank us for their grant. They said that since they started teaching music to students , school attendances have improved. Well done to all involved and may our grants continue to keep making noise to get us noticed. 

Grant recipient event – Mental health walk

Schoolchildren will benefit from this Sunday’s ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ mental health awareness event at Williamstown. Mental health practitioner Justine Brogna said funds would be used to create wellbeing spaces at three schools: Altona Meadows Primary School, St...