Success Stories

Community Grant Recipient Showcase

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is proud to present a video Showcase of some of our grant recipients. This short video provides some heartfelt insight into how small grants can make a big difference to the every day lives of the people within our Hobsons Bay community.

North Altona Early Childhood Centre

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Golf Day in 2019

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This successful and enjoyable event is on again in 2019. Come along, enjoy the day and support the Hobsons Bay Community Fund.



2018 Grants awarded... and the winners are:

  • alt$5,000 Williamstown Community and Education Centre Extra Curricula Initiative  
    To facilitate non vocational training to local disadvantaged cohorts - gardening, healthy cooking, craft and social media
  • $1,450 Gellibrand Support Services Selling Jams & Jellies at the Altona Beach market
    To provide an opportunity for adults with disabilities to be involved in their local community and learn business skills whilst making and selling of james and jellies at their local market
  • $4,000 Gateway Community Services Pop-Up Social Café
    To purchase mobile coffee trailer to be used as a free service to help breakdown social isolation barriers, will use this in areas of higher levels of social disengagement
  • $1,500 Australian Islamic Centre Women's Fitness Group 
    To puchase fitness equipment for Womens group to help overcome barriers facing Muslim women in keeping fit
  • $5,000 Laverton Community Integrated Services Crisis Response for Family and Domestic Violence 
    To educate existing volunteers to deal with this issue and create a go-bag containing essential goods for the first 72hrs out of home.
  • $2,742 Vietnamese Association of Hobsons Bay
    Maintain a mindful life with tending a bonsai tree - Fund workshops for mindfulness, bonsai instruction and tea ceremony
  • $3,000 West Welcome Wagon Providing Basic Storage for Asylum Seeker Families
    To purchase chests of drawers and wardrobes for asylum seeking households
  • $2,480 Brain Nation Hub Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop/Work Ready Single Day Intensive 
    Provide two workshops to 30 attendees to address issues affecting youth disengagement.
  • $2,500 La PasseggARTa Visual Arts Together
    Provision of participatory social engagement arts project currently supporting 12 participants
  • $3,840 Sports Network for Autistic People and Parents Spectrum Sports Program
    Developing training programs specific to requirements of ASD kids that act as bridging programs into various club level training clinics - FFV, AFL, Little Aths, CA. Lowering barriers to mainstream sport.
  • $849 Emma McLean Kindergarten Health and Fitness Program
    Buy equipment for Health and Fitness Program as part of Outdoor Curriculum.

Total $32,361


HBCF Business Lunch

The Hobsons Bay Community Fund would like to thank all the sponors, donors,hosts, supporters and participants at the HBCF Business Lunch 2018 at Seaview.  A detailed report will follow soon.

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Youth Social Inclusion Project

HBCF and the University of Melbourne (UoM) Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) are working in partnership to research and help improve the inclusion of all children and young adults in services, activities and opportunities in the western suburbs.

At the end of their four-month placement in the western suburbs, the second group of UoM Masters of Social Work students presented a Project Report for Phase 2 of of the project to the HBCF Committee.  The students' recommendations have led to:

  • the customisation of an inclusion guide titled "Sports for Everyone - A guide to 3600 Inclusion for Young People in Sport" (Download the document)
  • a number of grants for Hobsons Bay and Wydham sport and recreation clubs to support inclusion
  • the basis for Phase 3 of the project in 2018.

Australian Communities Foundation

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. To visit the ACF website, click here.acf logo 2015


Guide for Inclusion in Sport

Download a copy of the inclusion guide "Sports for Everyone - A guide to 3600 Inclusion for Young People in Sport".

Read more about the Youth Social Inclusion Project below.

Donations to HBCF

Hobsons Bay Community Fund welcomes donations and bequests to support the annual grants program.  Donations to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund can be made through the Australian Communities Foundation website.

To make a tax deductible donation of over $2, donate to HBCF here

Or, if you do not require a tax deduction for your donation, donate to HBCF here.