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.

2021 Grant Applications – Closed

The Ballarat Foundation will make more than $100,000 available to community and charity organisations through its annual grants program.

Applications are now open for:

  • Community Impact Grants, which fund projects up to the value of $10,000 in the areas of childhood success, youth success, food security and housing security
  • The Courier Charity Fund, which supports two projects up to the value of $15,000 in the areas of childhood success, youth success, food security and housing security
  • The Wendouree-Delacombe fund, which supports projects delivered in those two suburbs
  • The Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund, which seeks applications from community sporting clubs and groups which host projects to aid disadvantaged young sportspeople
  • Matthew George Young Stockman Award, which provides an opportunity for young breeders, aged 18 to 25 years, to undertake a study tour of beef cattle breeding programs, developments and practices. For more information, or to apply, click HERE.

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

Applications close Tuesday 11th May, 5pm.

Download the Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund Guidelines

2021 Grant Recipients

The Ballarat Foundation is proud to announce more than $100,000 will be distributed to community organisations and projects following our 2021 Community Grants Program.

The projects funded in the general Community Impact grant round include:

– A Pot of Courage: Tiered Empowerment Project – Funded amount:$5000
– Ballarat Community Garden – Funded amount: $3900
– The Ballarat Tool Library – Funded amount: $1992
– Ballarat Community Church’s Doorways Program – Funded amount: $10,000
– Ballarat East Neighborhood House Playgroup- Funded amount: $3570
– Ballarat Community Health ‘Go4Green’ – Funded amount: $2500
– Anglicare Ballarat cooking sessions – Funded amount: $2500
– Meals for Change (MfC) – Funded amount: $4752
– Mercy Connect refugee mentoring program – Funded amount: $2500
– The Phoenix College Breakfast Club – Funded amount: $2500
– Ballarat Toy Library – Funded amount: $858
– The Salvation Army LARF Mentoring Program – Funded amount: $5000

The recipients of the Wendouree-Delacombe Sub Fund grants include:
– The Refresh project, Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre – Funded amount: $4950
– Wendouree West Exodus Community Family Holiday weekend – Funded amount: $6000
-Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre/Delacombe Chairs Forum – Funded amount: $8000

The Courier Charity Fund has awarded the following grants:
-Wendouree Neighborhood Centre – Funded amount: $9405
-The Breezeway Meals Program – Funded amount: $15,000

Finally, the Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund will provide support to:
– City Junior Rowing Club – Funded amount: $3200
– Ballarat Basketball Association All Abilities Rookie Hoops program – Funded amount  $1804.

Past Grant Recipients

2020

A summary of the programs that received funding in 2020 can be downloaded here. Funded Programs 2020

 2019

A summary of the programs that received funding for 2019 can be downloaded here Funded Programs 2019

 2018

A summary of the programs who received funding for 2018 can be downloaded here Funded Programs 2018

 2017

A summary of the programs who received funding for 2017 can be downloaded here Funded Programs 2017

 2016

A summary of the programs who received funding for 2016 can be downloaded here Funded programs 2016

 2015

A summary of the programs who received funding for 2015 can be downloaded here Funded programs 2015

Funding is also provided through several corporate and in memorium sub-funds.

2014

A summary of the programs who received funding for 2014 can be downloaded here Funding recipients 2014

Funding is also provided through several corporate and in memorium sub-funds.