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In 2021–22 we recommended 55 grants totalling $294,050.53

Organisation

Project title Project description Panel recommendation
Ashburton United Soccer Club Football 7s – 2021/22

Funding is requested to deliver a Football 7s tournament.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • marketing and promotional 
  • equipment 
  • staffing costs
  • venue hire.
$2,000
Australian Guild of Realist Artists Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award – 2022 Challenge

Funding is requested to support the Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing exhibition, which honours the memory of prolific Boroondara artist Kenneth Jack.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • advertising
  • catering
  • promotion
  • venue hire
  • staffing costs associated with the exhibition.
$2,421
AVA Boroondara Senior Citizens Group Inc Health and Social Cohesion Activities

Funding is requested to deliver a monthly, walking and exercise program followed by a social gathering in Victoria Park, Kew over 4 months. 

Funding will be used for catering and advertising.

$2,731
Balwyn Evergreen Centre Siltex Steam Sterilizer Upgrade Funding is requested to purchase a Siltex Small Class S Sterilizer. $2,000
Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc Ulysses Publication Centenary Concert 2022

Funding is requested to deliver a dramatised concert at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. The concert will celebrate the centenary of the James Joyce masterpiece, Ulysses, which was published in February 1922. 

Funding will support venue hire, equipment, marketing, costumes and props.

$9,737.38
Boroondara Eagles Football Club Doing Mental Health Differently

Funding is requested to deliver an education and support program – Doing Mental Health Differently, by Building Self-Worth and Demonstrating Respect.

Funding will be used for:

  • facilitator fees
  • equipment and software purchases
  • catering and workshop materials.
$9,000
Boroondara Neighbourhood Watch Inc. How Safe is My Place Audit

Funding is requested to deliver the How Safe is My Place project in partnership with Victoria Police. The project will enable trained volunteers to assess the safety and security of a residential home for the resident whose home has been burgled and for those who have a fear of being burgled after a referral from Boroondara Police.

Funding will be used for:

  • training volunteers
  • promotional and advertising collateral
  • printing and software costs.
$5,285
Boroondara Stroke Support Group Inc Needs for ongoing support of both stroke survivors and carers Funding is requested for:
  • 4 ergonomic chairs and printing cartridges
  • Zoom Sing for Recovery director fees and a Zoom license
  • Cooking Group ingredients and venue hire
  • Quarterly Carers and Stroke Survivor Therapy
  • luncheons catering costs.
$9,739.16
Bowen Street Community Centre Renovation Launch – Website and Equipment Funding is requested to develop a new website and online booking tool, as well as purchasing kitchenware equipment and a trestle table for the newly renovated building. $9,080
Camberwell Grammarians' Theatre Company CGTC Season 2022

Funding is requested to produce 2 season performances in 2022, which will be showcased at the Performing Arts Centre, Camberwell Grammar School.

Funding will be used to buy:

  • costumes
  • set and props
  • catering
  • required licences
  • advertising.
$3,512.57
Camberwell Music Society Inc Lets keep music live in 2022

Funding is requested to deliver 6 concerts at Camberwell Uniting Church.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • venue hire
  • artist fees
  • catering
  • printing advertising materials and concert programs
  • administration costs.
$4,722.73
Canterbury Area Toy Library Inc Playing the sustainable way

Funding is requested to purchase a range of high-quality, educational toys sustainably made from natural or recycled materials.

Funding will also be used to buy tools to help repair and keep existing toys in use for longer.

$6,569.95
Chinese Seniors Cultural Association Inc Porcelain Art Project for better community and better life

Funding is requested to deliver the Porcelain Art Project over 3 weeks.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • advertising
  • tutor and assistant fees
  • materials
  • venue hire
  • equipment purchases
  • porcelain firing costs.
$3,115.40
Cloud9 Women's Choir Portable PA system for outside use of portable digital piano Funding is requested to purchase a portable PA system. $985.05
Combined Probus Club of Auburn (Vic) Inc Archiving Club Records and Assistance in Cultural Visits Funding is requested to engage an archivist to archive the club's historical records. This includes storage fees and contribution towards bus hire for social outings. $5,000
CPS Dads and Kids CPS Dads and Kids

Funding is requested to assist in the delivery of one  Dads and Kids event per school term.

Funding will be used for venue hire and admission fees and purchase of a Zoom licence.

$5,000
Craig Family Centre Ashburton Digital Storytelling Project

Funding is requested to deliver the Ashburton Digital Storytelling Project. The project will engage up to 26 seniors from the local Ashburton community, including seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse  backgrounds. We will capture and document the life stories of these seniors. 

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • digital filmmaking course costs
  • advertising
  • outdoor cinema set up hire
  • catering 
  • furniture hire.
$7,969.13
Dance for Parkinson's Fancy Footwork: Join The Dots

Funding is requested to deliver the Fancy Footwork: Join the Dots classes for people with Parkinson's.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • agility dots
  • musician fees
  • marketing
  • travel vouchers
  • catering 
  • physiotherapist costs.
$900
Eastern Senior Chinese Association Inc Long life and prosperous golden lifestyle

Funding is requested to provide activities and equipment purchases for Eastern Senior Chinese Association members at the Kew Senior Centre.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • teacher fees
  • a Zoom licence fee
  • materials for bridge and chess
  • a table tennis competition
  • reading club and equipment purchases.
$4,960
EdAble CandleSnakes

Funding is requested for 'CandleSnakes'. The project aims to bring neurodiverse and neurotypical people together to:

  • build a band
  • write unique music and songs
  • connect while jamming together to make music
  • connect with the broader community through performance and community partnerships.

Funding will be used to purchase musical instruments, project manager and musician facilitator costs, lighting and audio equipment hire, musical instrument hire, costumes and venue hire.

$3,500
Fordham Avenue Kindergarten Association Inc Wellbeing Wonders Funding is requested to introduce Kids Yoga in 2022.  The funding will be used for an experienced children's yoga teacher and to purchase equipment and resources for yoga, such as mats, balls and games. $3,374.74
Glenferrie Probus Two Community Connections,  Learning IT Skills and Celebrating 30 Years Funding is requested for:
  • printing information cards promoting the membership of Glenferrie Probus
  • a contribution towards entry fees for members to attend social outings to reduce social isolation
  • IT Skills facilitator fees
  • the production and printing of a 30th anniversary booklet.
$5,094.46
Hawthorn Community House (a service of Access Health and Community) Hawthorn Children's Playhouse

Funding is requested for the Hawthorn Children's Playhouse – a welcoming and inclusive space where families can 'drop in' for a play with other families in the local community. 

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • a project worker
  • venue hire
  • marketing
  • play equipment
  • art materials
  • hiring play equipment for events.
$9,718.11
Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club Christmas Lunch with Speaker 2022 Funding is requested for the Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club Christmas lunch with a guest speaker. $2,368
Interchange Inner East Interchange.ie Arts Program – Lets CreARTe! Funding is requested to purchase a laptop, art materials, advertising, printing and catering for the Lets CreARTe! program. $3,300
Kew Cricket Club Kew CC – Mental Health Training and Increased Female Participation Funding is requested to deliver the Live Well, Play Well training program. This training is designed to upskill clubs to manage the mental health of members, both proactively and in response to incidents.

Funding is also requested to assist with increased female participation at the club. The funding will be used for a Come & Try Day aimed at increasing participation in the junior girls teams and holding a Women's Round to increase engagement and connectedness among women in the community‍.
$9,680
Kew Junction Business Association 'This is our Kew-munity' street party

Funding is requested for the 'This is our Kew-munity' street party on Queen Street. The event will celebrate the different cultures and diversity of people in our community. This will be held at the same time as the launch of a mural in Kew, which celebrates the same theme.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • traffic management
  • staging and sound hire
  • toilet hire
  • catering.
$10,000
Kew Philharmonic Society Inc Paraguay comes to Boroondara – Domenico Zipoli's St Ignatius Mass

Funding is requested to deliver Paraguay comes to Boroondara – Domenico Zipoli's St Ignatius Mass concert.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • musician and vocal soloist fees
  • event staff
  • administration costs
  • advertising
  • purchasing scores 
  • printing
  • venue hire.
$5,289
Kew Toy Library Inc Let's play music! Let's dress up! Funding is requested to purchase high-quality musical instruments, toys and costumes suitable for babies through to primary years. These will be made available for borrowing to the local community.
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The funding will also support the purchase of costumes for the 3+ age group, with an emphasis on school-age kids to borrow for events such as Book Week.
$9,983.95
Melbourne Hindustani Classical Music Society Melbourne International Festival of Hindustani Classical Music 2021

Funding is requested to deliver the Melbourne International Festival of Hindustani Classical Music.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • venue hire
  • printing
  • advertising
  • musician fees
  • catering.
$6,889
Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club Inc St Andrews Day Scottish Music Community Outreach Funding is requested to deliver 2 Scottish music workshops for musicians of all ages and stages. It will also support a performance with Scottish music and dancing on the weekend before St Andrew's Day (30 November).

Funding will be used for tutor fees, catering and contribution toward overheads.
$1,400
Men's Probus Club of Surrey Hills Inc Member Engagement Luncheons Funding is requested for a contribution towards the cost of three luncheons to be held at St. Aiden’s Uniting Church in North Balwyn immediately following a monthly general meeting. $1,855
Mind Australia Mind Boroondara Food and Mood Program

Funding is requested to set up the Food and Mood project for adult clients experiencing severe mental ill-health and social isolation living across Boroondara. The group focuses on educating clients on the link between healthy eating and mental health and overall wellbeing.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • venue hire
  • cooking materials and equipment
  • food ingredients
  • multicultural cooking workshop fee
  • printing
  • travel support
  • catering for Family Day BBQ.
$9,081
North Balwyn Senior Citizens Club Incorporated Purchase of IPAD and Computer Training Funding is requested to purchase an iPad and computer training for the Committee and desiring members. $1,800
North Balwyn Village Traders' Association Community Connections: Come to The Village for a Cuppa

Funding is requested to deliver the Community Connections: Come to The Village for a Cuppa. This is a day where residents and staff receive a reusable coffee cup instead of their usual takeaway cup.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • reusable coffee cups
  • advertising and promotion costs
  • coffee cards
  • catering costs
  • administration costs.
$7,177.86
Pied Piper Toy Library Inc Re-organisation of Pied Piper Toy Library Funding is requested to purchase storage solutions to organise the toy library. The funding will also support coordinator costs to arrange and organise the shelves and equipment outside of their normal working hours. $9,977.85
Probus Club of Camberwell Musical Celebration of Seniors Month Funding is requested to hold a catered musical event for members.

Funding will be used for catering, band cost and venue hire.
$3,725
Probus Club of Greythorn Inc Enhance health, wellbeing, participation and social interaction of our members

Funding is requested to provide stimulating and inclusive activities for our members that improves their wellbeing and health, and contributes to our main aim of providing friendship, fellowship and fun.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • circuit training
  • YMCA fitness classes
  • gentle Pilates classes
  • Zumba classes
  • books for members to read
  • catering for Christmas lunch and Anniversary lunch.
$4,650
Probus Club of Kew Expanding Horizons

Funding is requested for:

  • engaging interesting speakers to present at meetings
  • contribution to entrance fee costs 
  • catering for a members lunch.
$3,420
Probus Club of Maling Combined Inc Visit Ballarat Begonia Gardens – Membership Directory and CD player

Funding is requested for:

  • printing a Member's Directory
  • contributing to the entrance fee to Ballarat Gardens
  • catering for a picnic lunch
  • purchasing a CD/DVD player.
$1,557
Probus Club of North Balwyn Enhancement to Technology – Administration and Zoom webcam project Funding is requested to purchase a laptop. $1,300
ReelGood Film Festival ReelGood Film Festival 2022

Funding is requested to support the delivery of The 2022 ReelGoodFilm Festival in Boroondara.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • printing
  • website design
  • a photographer
  • a media wall
  • festival trailer editing
  • a videographer
  • music, advertising and event manager costs
  • social media manager costs.
$8,427.28
Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services Inc The Samarinda Octopus

Funding is requested for the Samarinda Octopus project. This involves promoting, recruiting, training and supervising local volunteers who will connect older people with the information and services they need to participate in community life and flourish.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • training fees
  • training resources
  • catering
  • an iPad and accessories
  • venue hire
  • printing
  • software.
$9,180
Skunkworks Community Limited The Silent ANZAC

Funding is requested to stage a production of  'The Silent Anzac' at the Hawthorn Town Hall for Remembrance Day 2022.

The funding will be used to pay for:

  • performer fees
  • sound and lighting technicians
  • stage manager costs
  • venue hire
  • instrument hire
  • props and scenery
  • marketing and advertising
  • sheet music.
$9,536.08
South Camberwell Tennis Club South Camberwell Tennis Club 'Rest and Reset' Funding is requested to purchase 2 environmentally friendly 'Kingfisher' recycled plastic seats. These seats are 1.8m long. $1,665
St Paul's Kindergarten STEM Resources for Education Funding is requested to purchase STEM resources.
 
$1,977.75
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc Lynden Park Reserve Placemaking Initiative

Funding is requested to support 3 community events or activities at the Lynden Park Recreation Facility in the first half of 2022. These events or activities will engage the community and promote community use of the facility.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • catering
  • hiring entertainment equipment
  • face painters
  • advertising
  • venue hire
  • materials for engagement activities
  • community development worker costs.
$9,250
Swinburne University of Technology PADSIP – Positive Ageing Digital Storytelling Intergenerational Program Funding is requested for the development of a sustainable intergenerational digital storytelling program. This program will be between older adults living in the Boroondara community and young people either at school or involved in youth programs within Boroondara. $10,000
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism Community Kitchen Celebration

Funding is requested to host a Grand Opening event to  celebrate the newly renovated kitchen at the Leo Baeck Centre.

The funding will also help to promote the facility by holding a number of sessions such as:

  • ‘Paddock to Plate’ (learning about food distribution & waste)
  • ‘Healthy Eating for Healthy Mind' (wellbeing)
  • ‘Cooking for the Hungry’ (volunteering)
  • ‘Taste Around the World’ (multicultural community building).

‍Funding is also requested to purchase a marque to use in the centre's outdoor space. 

$9,175
The Probus Club of Balwyn Central Inc Christmas Lunch and Concert for Members, Partners and Widows Funding is requested to hold a Christmas lunch and concert.  $2,200
The Scout Association of Australia, Victorian Branch (Camberwell Showtime) Writing the 2022 Camberwell Showtime

Funding is requested to run creative writing and music workshops. This includes a writing weekend to develop the script and music for the 2022 Camberwell Showtime, as well as technical skills in audio and lighting. 

Funding will be used to:

  • hire accommodation and facilities to run the event
  • hire external specialists with expertise in musical theatre, comedy writing, audio and lighting design.
$2,700
The Trustee for The NCJW (Victoria) Social Support Trust Caring Mums

Funding is requested for The Caring Mums program – a non-denominational, free service that provides emotional support to vulnerable mothers of infants and pregnant women. 

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • a laptop and stationery
  • promotions and advertising
  • first aid training for volunteers and mothers
  • costs towards hiring an administration assistant.
$7,750
Tooronga Village Community Inc Tooronga Community Room – New multi media equipment Funding is requested for a Smart TV and sound bar to support community group activities. $2,420.08
Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Victoria) – Boroondara Community Outreach Sea Shanty Shindig

Funding is requested to host a 'Sea Shanty Shindig' on international Speak Like a Pirate Day for the broader community. The BCO choir and community will host this event and perform along with the Sea Shanty Band.

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • a PA system
  • costumes for the choir
  • decorations
  • catering
  • Sea Shanty Band fee and the cost
  • a musical director.
$7,300
Victorian YMCA Community Programming – Junction Skate Girls Skate

Funding is requested to support the launch of Girls Skate – a learn-to-skate program to offer female-only programming at Junction Skate Park. The program will use the funding to offer free access to community members for the first 12 weeks .

Funding will be used to pay for:

  • equipment
  • contribution toward skate coaches
  • administration costs
  • advertising and promotional costs.
$2,600
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