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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Feed Ballarat Grant Presentation

Today we were delighted to present over $25,000 to the recipients of the Feed Ballarat Grants Round 1. We were hosted by Ballarat Community Health in Lucas and joined by guests from various charitable agencies from the Ballarat area, for the presentation and a morning tea to follow. Funds for this grant program will be […]

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Clarendon College dance for Shaune

Article courtesy of event sponsor The Courier, written by Rochelle Kirkham, published June 1, 2019. Well-known community leader Shaune Moloney has Ballarat Clarendon College staff and students as a powerful support behind his new-found dancing campaign. The co-head of middle school and former North Ballarat Roosters captain is one of ten local identities participating in […]

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Strictly Ballroom Movie Night

With Ballarat’s very own Dancing with our Stars just around the corner, what better way to get in the dancing mood than a screening of this Aussie Classic Proceeds from all ticket sales go towards your favourite dancer in the people’s choice award. WHAT: Strictly Ballroom ScreeningWHEN: Thursday 9 MayTIME: 6:30 for 7pm screeningWHERE: Regent […]

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Partner Spotlight – UFS

UFS was established as a friendly society in Ballarat 139 years ago (UFS is an abbreviation for United Friendly Societies). We are one of Australia’s original social enterprises, which was set up so that its members, who were predominantly poor, had access to reliable, unadulterated medicines at an affordable price. Fast forward to today and […]

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Success for Ballarat girl thanks to L2P

Ballarat resident, Ebony, recently gained a fresh outlook to life and a new sense of confidence after completing the L2P Driver Mentor program with the Ballarat Foundation. Ebony began the program as she did not have access to a car to gain experience. And of course, before you can move on to your Ps, you […]

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