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 – Now Open

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

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 projects funded in the general community impact grant round include:

$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

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.