Boroondara Community Strenthening Grants


Under an arrangement with the Boroondara Council, Balwyn Rotary contributes 30% of its annual income from the Camberwell Sunday Market to the Annual Grants Program. The Annual Community Strengthening Grants provide funding of up to $10,000 to community organisations, groups and clubs for one-off projects and equipment that support community strengthening initiatives and improve the quality of life of Boroondara residents.

Funding is distributed through the following five streams:

  1. Active Community – Sports and Recreation
    Grants are available for accessible recreation, sport and physical activity opportunities catering for the diverse and changing needs of the community, along with education, training and capacity building for groups and clubs.
  2. Creative Community – Arts and Culture
    Grants are available for diverse arts and cultural programs, festivals, events and activities that articulate and enhance arts, culture and heritage practice across the municipality.
  3. Sustainable Community – Environmental Sustainability
    Grants are available for projects and programs that encourage and enable sustainable living, less carbon emissions, less waste to landfill, biodiversity protection, waterway health, urban agriculture, walking and cycling.
  4. Healthy Community – Health, Safety and Wellbeing
    Grants are available for projects and activities that promote safety, good health and wellbeing of individuals, families and community groups, across all ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds.
  5. Actively Ageing Community – Older Persons’ Grants
    The grants are to support opportunities for older people (aged 55+) of all abilities, interests and cultural backgrounds to participate in group activities, enhance wellbeing and foster connections in the local community. To enable clubs to encourage their members to be socially active and lead healthy.

Last year 89 grants totaling $387,685 were awarded to various community organisations; see the below link for a listing of recipients.

For information on how to apply for these grant press here.



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