Who we help

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund invites applications which address social disadvantage, promote general health and wellbeing and/or strengthen communities in Hobsons Bay.


If you would like to know more about applying for a HBCF grant, see Grants or past recipients

Recipient Stories

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...

Grant recipient update

Some asylum seekers and refugees are so traumatised by authority in their homeland that they are too scared to even go to the bank, says Mark Brophy, who manages the Williamstown Community Education Centre. The centre is now able to run a financial literacy course...

Funding applications received

This year we received 31 applications requesting a total of $130,000. We funded $42,524 worth of grants, well done to those organisations making a difference in the community. We wish we could fund them all, but it’s just not possible. That's why we run events to...

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...

North Altona Early Childhood Centre

The children of North Altona's Early Childhood Centre now have a brand new chicken coop, complete with chickens raised in an incubator housed inside their playroom. The class enthusiastically follow the daily progress of the eggs life cycle, to baby chick, to...