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The Ballarat Foundation is proud to announce more than $105,000 will be distributed to 17 community organisations and projects following our 2020 Community Grants Program.

The Ballarat Foundation allocates funding annually through a number of different grant opportunities.

The Community Impact Grants Program is an annual grants program distributing funds in the areas of Early Childhood, Youth Success, Housing Security and programs to the Wendouree and Delacombe areas. The Courier Charity Fund provides funding for projects in our four focus areas.

The Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund provides support for local sporting groups to encourage participation by young people. The Ballarat Foundation also manages the Matthew George Young Stockman Award.

The grants are funded through donations to The Ballarat Foundation sub-funds and through appeals such as Feed Ballarat.

Congratulations to the following projects funded in the general community impact grant round:

$10,000 for Uniting Ballarat for the Breezeway Meals Program;

$2500 for the Phoenix College Breakfast Club;

$7125 for the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre Inc Live, Learn, Connect project;

$4590 for Compassionate Ballarat for Developing Emotional Intelligence in Ballarat’s Kindergarten Children;

$5000 for the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre for Feed Local, Free Food Fridays application;

$10,000 for Centacare Housing Services for the Wombelano providing safe, secure refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence;

$1000 for the Delacombe Gardening Club;

 $2855  for Mercy Connect – Refugee Student Mentoring;

$7733 to the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council for Thrive: Multicultural Communities Grow Fresh Food;

$5000 for the The Salvation Army LARF mentoring program;

$5000 to Eureka Mums for the The First 1000 Days Project

$8000 for  the Ballarat & District Aboriginal Cooperative Limited (BADAC) for the Mirriyu Mob (Today’s Mob – Waddawurrung Language)

The Courier Charity Fund has granted $15,000 to Uniting’s Meals for Change Cafe Meals Program and $10,000 for the Salvation Army Ballarat Grocery Box program.

The Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund will fund projects aimed at increasing participation at junior levels through Sebastopol Football Netball Club $5000; Ballarat City Football Club (soccer) $5000 and Mt Clear Cricket Club $2060.