Australia’s bushfire crisis – how you can help

In the face of the current national bushfire crisis, it’s easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster. But there are ways that you can help, and every contribution counts. Below are some of the key organisations working in the fire affected areas. FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES The Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army and St Vincent […]

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Ballarat Facing Homelessness Crisis

The Ballarat Foundation has made a commitment to tackle a homelessness crisis in 2020 after findings of a recent report. A recent report regarding homeless in Central Highlands has highlighted the seriousness of the issue in our local community. With Housing Security as one of the Ballarat Foundations’ key strategic pillars, we are committed to […]

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Ballarat Foundation at Springfest

The Ballarat Foundation had a wonderful day at Springfest with absolutely perfect weather by the Lake. We were highlighting two of our own programs, Volunteering Ballarat and Ballarat Reads. Many people stopped by to find out more about volunteering opportunities in Ballarat and we had plenty of kids and parents play the literacy games and […]

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Courier Charity Fund

Extending a helping hand to the Ballarat Community The Courier Charity Fund plays a vital role in supporting community projects in Ballarat. It was established in 2002 as a way to grow funds to benefit local communities without the huge task of charity events and all the hard work and effort that can go with […]

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The Melbourne Cup Visits Sovereign Hill

The Melbourne Cup arrive in style at Sovereign Hill yesterday in none other than a horse drawn carriage and three red coats acting as guards. It’s all part of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour which visits 39 different locations across 6 different countries. Ballarat was fortunate enough to host the Tour and it was fitting […]

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Colliers International Celebrates with 1896 Gold Sovereign Raffle

Colliers International Ballarat and Geelong recently celebrated their 10th year in operation as acclaimed real estate partners. In 2009, the offices opened simultaneously and since then they have actively supported the Ballarat Foundation through workplace giving and other programs. An ongoing commitment from joint managing directors, David Wright and Andrew Lewis, to support the local […]

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Reading for a Brighter Future

It seems almost impossible to believe that there are some children in our local community who do not own a single book. Children who are read to everyday, start school having heard almost 300,000 more words than those who are not. They then go on to have stronger academic results at school and better communication […]

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Grant Applications Open Now!

The Community Impact Grants and the Feed Ballarat Grants are the Ballarat Foundation’s annual grant program that distributes funds to the community in an effort to alleviate cycles of disadvantage. Applications are open specifically in the areas of Early Childhood, Youth Success, Housing Security and Food Security Programs. We are pleased to announce that a […]

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Get Training!

Run For A Cause 2019 is only just around the corner…are you race ready?! Training Programs Whether your goal is to get a little fitter, have some fun or run a PB, we have you got your training covered. To get ready for Run For a Cause 2019, elite marathon runner and coach Julian Spence, […]

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Introducing the Run For A Cause 2019 Charity Partners

On November 17th, we will all be heading down to Victoria Park to participate in Ballarat’s biggest fun run event, Run For A Cause. As the name suggests, it’s all for a cause and this year the cause will focus on early childhood issues in Ballarat. This year the cause will focus on early childhood […]

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Run For A Cause 2019 – Registrations are Open!

Registrations are now officially open for Run For A cause 2019! We were thrilled to launch the event yesterday with our presenting partner Federation University Australia. Hosted by running legend, Steve Moneghetti, the morning set the scene for what can be expected from the second Run For a Cause fun run event on November 17th. […]

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