Announcing the 2020 Grant Recipients!

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 […]

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Working from Home with Kids

Working from home with kids – is this even possible? Kids don’t really make the best co-workers, so here are some hints and tips to be a good parent and worker at the same time. There are plenty of memes doing the rounds at the moment about working from home with kids; many of them […]

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Ballarat Reads Pop Up at the Begonia Festival

The Ballarat Foundation recently brought the Ballarat Reads Pop Up program to the Begonia Festival. It was lots of fun, with lots of little smiling faces dropping by to see what games and books were on offer. The Ballarat Reads Pop Up Program is an extension of the existing program whereby books are posted to […]

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Back to School Vouchers Empowering our Kids to Learn

The Ballarat Foundation is once again distributing Back to School Vouchers to families in the Ballarat area to assist with the cost of education. Partnering with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), vouchers will be given out via schools to help students engage in learning and strengthen their educational experience. We are proud […]

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Volunteer Driver Mentors Needed

Imagine being unable to obtain a driver’s licence simply because you don’t have access to a car or a supervising driver. This is a barrier that many young people face. The TAC L2P program aims to minimize this barrier by matching eligible learner drivers aged 16-21 years with fully licensed volunteer mentor drivers, enabling the […]

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Storytime Pop Up at Stockland Wendouree!

The Ballarat Foundation is excited to be holding Ballarat Reads Storytime Pop Up sessions at Stockland Wendouree. All little kids love have a story read to them! Its a chance to snuggle up with Mum or Dad and have some quiet, bonding time together. Not only that, reading to kids from an early age is […]

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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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