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The Hobsons Bay Community Fund is a perpetual philanthropic fund established in 2006 to provide financial grants to community groups and organisations operating in the Melbourne bayside municipality of Hobsons Bay. The municipality takes in the suburbs of Spotswood, Newport, Williamstown, Altona, Altona North, Altona Meadows, Laverton and Seabrook.

Projects funded must benefit and strengthen the Hobsons Bay community for present and future generations.

Since its inception, the Hobsons Bay Community Fund has been investing donations made by local businesses and individuals into a professionally managed investment fund run by the much larger Australian Communities Foundation. That means the Hobsons Bay Community Fund does not incur any overhead costs, ensuring every dollar donated goes directly to the benefit of the local community. Annual community grants are made from interest earned from the base investment fund, which has continued to grow annually.

Donations to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund are tax deductible.

The fund is governed by a small group of local citizens and although strongly supported by the Hobsons Bay City Council, it is independent and arms length from the council.

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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

Announcements

Donations to HBCF
14/10/2017

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.

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Celebrating 10 Years
08/11/2016

In 2016, the Hobsons Bay Community Fund turned ten.  Read about our first 10 years in our boolet Celebrating 10 Years of Community Support 2006-2016.

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