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Since 2005, The Ballarat Foundation has been assisting local children with their back to school costs.  The initiative of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Sidney Myer Fund allows regional foundations to distribute $50 Target vouchers to schools for families needing a helping hand at the start of the school year.  For each $50 raised by local schools and other community groups, the initiative allows for two vouchers to be distributed.

Show your support:  donate a $50 voucher today

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Back to School

posted by Ballarat Foundation, 12 Dec 2017

Not every child in Ballarat will return to school this week with the essentials. Many don’t have or have outgrown their shoes or basic uniform items. Your donation of $50 will give a struggling family the means to buy shoes or clothing that fit and are in good repair and will send a child to school confident and ready to learn.


back to school vouchers helping local families

posted by Pam McKee, 17 Feb 2015

On Friday, Geoff Sharp, CEO The Ballarat Foundation, met with teachers and students at Delacombe Primary School to celebrate the benefits provided to the school community of having access to the vouchers.


2014 back to school voucher program

posted by Pam McKee, 23 Sep 2014

This year saw 1000 vouchers distributed to school children & their families from 44 different schools and agencies throughout our region with the area stretching as far as Ararat in the west, Darley in the east, Clunes in the north and Lal Lal to the south.


2013 back to school voucher program

posted by Pam McKee, 23 Jul 2013

In 2013, 565 vouchers were distributed for families in our region who need help with the purchase of school essentials.


vouchers give back-to-school boost to the disadvantged

posted by Pam McKee, 09 Jan 2010

By Meg Rayner (Courtesy the Courier) A SHINY pair of new school shoes is a given for most children returning to school next week. But unfortunately, some have to make do with second-hand, ill-fitting pairs from the op-shop.