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Janine completed a Commerce Degree at the then University of Ballarat, and it was here that she met her husband Tim. Following university, Janine had a successful finance career in Ballarat with Ballarat Regional Industries (BRI), Goodman Fielder (Sunicrust Bakeries) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).

After Janine’s accidental death in 2012, The Ballarat Foundation assisted Tim to create a Sub-Fund as a lasting legacy in her honour.  As part of the fund, an education support fund was created for students studying Commerce, preferably at Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat).  The sub-fund also provides general support to local families in need or has supported Ballarat people who are studying Commerce at other Universities in Australia.


janine owen education support fund

Janine Owen Education Support Fund provides assistance for a financially disadvantaged student studying for a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

A detailed information sheet can be found about the Janine Owen Educational Support fund

Applications open in August and close in October each year.  If you would like to be notified when applications open, please complete a form below.

Please notify me when applications open for the Janine Owen Education Support Fund.

Sub-funds making a difference in our community.

posted by Pam McKee, 31 Dec 2016

The Courier recently published a large article about the different sub-funds of The Ballarat Foundation and the projects and programs they have supported recently.


Christmas Party and Funding Announcement

posted by Pam McKee, 20 Dec 2016

What better way to celebrate a fantastic year of working to make a difference in our community? Thursday 8th December, we held our Christmas Party at the beautifully restored Mechanics Institute’s Humffray Room. Recipients of funding through The Ballarat Foundation and United Way Ballarat for 2017 were announced at the event. Allocations committee chair, Mark Bruty, …read more


local students benefit with education support fund

posted by Pam McKee, 16 Mar 2015

Friday 20th February, Tim Owen gathered his friends, family and supporters to celebrate the awarding of the 2015 Janine Owen Education Fund Grant. Janine Owen Education Support Fund is an in-memorium fund of The Ballarat Foundation and provides assistance to a Ballarat public high school student who has decided to study Bachelor of Commerce at Federation University.