The City of Boroondara is thrilled to announce that 87 community organisations, clubs and groups will receive a share of over $356,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Strengthening Grants. 

The annual grants program fosters community-led initiatives, projects and events that promote inclusion, encourage participation, address community needs and improve the health and wellbeing of Boroondara residents. 

There are five categories: Active Community, Creative Community, Sustainable Community, Healthy Community and Actively Ageing Community. Up to $10,000 is available per project or activity, with funding supplied by the Council and the Rotary Club of Balwyn. 

The diversity of this year’s proposed initiatives is impressive, from the launch of a men’s mental health awareness program at Deepdene Bears Cricket Club to a food-waste reduction project at Glen Iris Road Kindergarten. 

In addition:

  • Boroondara Eagles Football Club received $7,000 for a program designed to increase the participation of girls in soccer
  • a $3,760 grant will enable Guide Dogs Victoria to run a 'Life Safe, Travel Smart’ education session for 20 Boroondara residents living with low vision or blindness
  • the Camberwell Kindergarten and Childcare Centre, in partnership with Camberwell Manor Residential Aged care, will receive $3,680 to fund a Mini Maestro program for children to share with residents
  • a $3,500 grant will fund a social wellbeing and healthy active ageing program run by the Vietnamese Seniors Cultural Association, which includes gentle exercise classes and stimulating activities to maintain an active mind.

Read more about the Boroondara 2017-18 Community Strengthening Grants on our website.