Consideration of the numerous applications for funding through United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation has been a huge job but a team of dedicated volunteers have taken on the challenge and have made their decisions. Pooling of resources of the two organisations has allowed for funding of 26 different projects all focused on making a difference in the lives of the people of Ballarat.
2013 funded programs
Announced at a special Christmas Celebration for The Ballarat Foundation on Wednesday Dec 5th, each recipient was recognised, acknowleging the fantastic work they do for our community.
Speaking at the night Geoff Sharp, CEO of The Ballarat Foundation and United Way Ballarat said : “We recognise the immense knowledge all of you here tonight, have about the needs of our community. Our two organisations will continue to work hard to support you as you work to make a difference in the lives of the people of our region. We want to pay tribute to all those donors and contributors to our two organisations who make this possible. The only downside in all of this is recognising that we had nearly two and a half times the amount requested as we had funds available to distribute – I wish we could fund them all!”
A summary of the funded projects can be Funding recipients 2013.