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In 2020 we awarded 32 grants were awarded in round 2 of the Small (Biannual) Community Grants.

Organisation Project title Panel recommendation Project description
Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre Inc. Alamein Coffee Club $3,000

Funding is requested to purchase a coffee machine for the Alamein Coffee Club, as well as consumables and promotional materials.

Ashburton Community Centre Nordic Walking in Ashburton and surrounds $2,750

Funding is requested to purchase Nordic walking equipment and marketing materials to enable Nordic walking to be established as a viable ongoing activity offered by the Ashburton Community Centre.

Ashburton Traders Association New Laptop Computer for the Ashburton Traders Association $2,000

Funding is requested to purchase a new lap top and software for The Ashburton Village Traders Association.

Boroondara Camberwell Greek Senior Citizens' Club Inc. Equipment/Activity $2,000

Funding is requested to purchase computer equipment, kitchen utensils, first aid, safety and audiovisual equipment.

Boroondara Eagles FC Bringing Soccer to School $2,820

Funding is requested to purchase soccer balls, cones and bibs to reconnect primary school children in soccer at school.

Funding is also requested for advertising of the program and printing of the skills booklet.

Bowen Street Community Centre Association on behalf of Neighbourhood Houses Boroondara Promotional banner renewal to promote Boroondara community houses and neighbourhood centres $2,918 Funding is requested to purchase promotional materials and a-frames to update the 11 combined Neighbourhood Houses in Boroondara banner to include Trentwood at the Hub for use at community events.
Bowen Street Community Centre Association Re-engaging new mothers and babies and children $1,500 Funding is requested to provide a welcoming Bowen Street Community Centre (BSCC) morning tea to individual playgroups and mothers groups, as they engage or re-engage with BSCC after COVID shutdown. Funding is also requested for guest speakers and a morning tea four times a year for pop-up playgroups including inviting the local community. 
Burwood District Bowls Club Mums, Bubs, Blankets and Bowls $2,350 Funding is requested to purchase equipment to provide a sun safe, comfortable and socially distant facility. Funding is also requested for promotional materials.

Camberwell Baptist Church Kindergarten

Playground Equipment Safety Upgrade $2,309.85

Funding is requested for playground equipment and materials.

Camberwell Conference Society of St Vincent de Paul Supporting locals in need $2,000 Funding is requested to support disadvantaged and vulnerable Boroondara residents with financial relief, food and material aid, with individual support dependent on the needs of callers.
Centre of Greek Ex-Servicemen Elderly Citizens Club of Kew & Districts Purchase Equipment $2,000

Funding is requested to purchase  computer equipment, kitchen utensils,  first aid, safety and audiovisual equipment.

Cloud9 Women's Choir Portable digital keyboard to maximise flexibility for performances and rehearsals $979 Funding is requested to purchase a portable digital keyboard to enable the choir greater flexibility in rehearsals and performances.
Glenferrie Probus Wellbeing Picnic, Celebration of Friendships $3,000

Funding is requested for catering and equipment hire to have three picnics in a COVID safe manner.

Greek Senior Citizens Club Hawthorn Kew & Districts Equipment $1,919

Funding is requested to purchase  computer equipment, kitchen utensils,  first aid, safety and audiovisual equipment.

Hartwell Association of Residents and Traders Inc. Hartwell. "The Heart of Melbourne" COVID Recovery Project $3,000

Funding is requested for a community mural to be painted by the community on commercial hoarding fronting Toorak Road South on the vacant land owned by Leo's. Funding would be used to erect the hoarding, buy paints and equipment. 

Funding is also requested to purchase materials promoting the message 'Hartwell is Open'

Hawthorn Bowling Club BBQ Equipment for New Function Areas $1,857.04 Funding is requested to purchases portable barbeques, gas bottles and cooler chests to increase social interaction of members and guests.
Kasih Project Inc. Kasih Project $1,000

Kasih Project is requesting funding to provide food relief packages to support international students, asylum seekers and others at risk of food insecurity who do not have access to government support. 

Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club Defibrillator at Hays Paddock $2,000

Funding is requested  to purchase a defibrillator. 

Men's Probus Club of Surrey Hills Inc. Remote Meeting/Discussion Facility $190 Funding is requested to purchase a 12 month Zoom software licence to facilitate the introduction of remote monthly general meetings, weekly 'coffee group' chats, and other events. 
Mont Albert North Probus Club Inc. Implement Pandemic Risk Management Plan - equipment, software, member familiarisation $1,447.92

Funding is requested to purchase software and sanitisation products to deliver events in a COVID safe environment.

Funding is also requested for a catered launch event of the club's 2021 activities so that members can familiarise themselves with the new COVID procedures and new equipment/software.

North Balwyn Village Traders Association Spend Local Voucher Campaign/Welcome Back $1,018

Funding is requested for the 'Spend Local' project.

Funding would be spent on printing of vouchers, posters, signage, advertising and promotion of this project.

Pied Piper Toy Library Inc. Toys to support at-home learning $2,561.87

Funding is requested to purchase numeracy, literacy and STEM toys and materials.

Probus Club of Camberwell

Local Lunch

$3,000

Funding is requested to cater a members' lunch in the local Boroondara area. 

Funding is also requested to purchase a tripod for the computer and data projector used at meetings.

Probus Club of Greythorn Inc.

Enhancing the quality of presentations and social connections

$2,794.55 Funding is requested to purchase a new projector and to subsidise members' attendance at external social events.
Probus Club of North Balwyn Webcam for Conference room Infrared Thermometer and Sanitiser dispenser $1,858.49

Funding is requested to purchase a webcam. 

Funding is also requested to purchase a thermometer and Sanitiser Dispenser to conduct any in-person meetings in a COVID safe manner.

North Balwyn Bowls Club Inc Replacement of Club Tables $2,000 Funding is requested to buy 25 new tables to accommodate up to 150 people.
The existing tables are heavy and difficult to move and store for the volunteers within the ageing membership. This has become a major OH&S issue. Also, there has been damage to the varnished wooden floor.
Rajasthani Kutumb of Victoria Gangaur 2021 $3,000

Funding is requested to purchase equipment and decorations, promotional and cleaning materials for the Gangaur Festival in 2021.

Rowen Street Kindergarten The Rowen Street Kindergarten Waste Hub Project $1,528

Funding is requested to purchase compost bins, worm farm and hub base  for the Waste Hub project. 

Servants Community Housing Defibrillator for Carrical $2,000 Funding is requested  to purchase a defibrillator.
Surrey Hills Pre-school Centre Inc. Expanding natural environment learning to bolster children's health and well-being $2,583 Funding is requested to purchase outdoor play equipment and materials.
The Leo Beck Centre for Progressive Judaism Leo Baeck Library for Life-Long Learning $2,509.03 Funding is requested purchase a Librarika license, bar code stickers, computer, desk and chair to upload over 3,000 Leo Beck library items to the internet for access by the community. 
The Scout Association of Australia, Victorian Branch Storage Container for Scenery $2,240 Funding is requested to purchase a 40 foot external storage container to safely store scenery and staging decks.
Vietnamese Senior Cultural Association Inc. Create the activities online $2,000 Funding is requested for the purchase of four iPads and one laptop for committee members.

 

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