In 2023, we awarded 78 Community Strengthening grants totalling $393,287.65.

OrganisationProject titleFunded amount
3MBS Melbourne 103.5FM (Music Broadcasting Society of Victoria Limited)English Music Festival in Australia presented by 3MBS Melbourne 103.5FM$7,000.00
Alamein Neighbourhood and LearningAshy News$6,930.00
Ashburton United Soccer ClubLet's hear it for the girls$4554.54
Auburn Village Traders AssociationChristmas in the Village$8950.16
AVA Boroondara Senior Citizens Group IncConnection and Celebration Christmas in July 2024$2,872.00
Balwyn Evergreen CentreHealthy Life at Evergreen$5,571.00
Boroondara Brass IncorporatedCelebrating 25 Years of Boroondara Brass Incorporated$8,000.00
Boroondara Stroke Support Group IncorporatedNeed for ongoing support for stroke survivors and carers$9772.72
Burwood Cricket Club IncHistory of the Burwood Cricket Club$8,000.00
Burwood Village Traders AssociationBurwood Village Oktoberfest$10,000.00
Camberwell Chorale IncorporatedCamberwell Chorale 80th Anniversary Concert$7,053.00
Camberwell Hockey ClubEquipment purchase/consumables$8,636.00
Camberwell United Tennis Club IncEquipment purchase/consumables$1,408.00
Canterbury and District Preschool IncNature, Art and Community: Creating a mural$6,000.00
Canterbury Area Toy Library IncSupporting learning through play in the preschool years$5003.57
Canterbury Cobras Junior Football ClubCoaching mentorship$4,348.00
Cara Armstrong Kindergarten Encouraging CAK kids to use their Nudel$6,729.00
Chinese Seniors Cultural Association IncChinese New Year performance and barbecue$2,470.00
Combined Probus Club of Auburn (Vic) IncCultural Visits Assistance$1,500.00
Craig Family Centre    Project Bright Brains    $3,785.00
Dance for Parkinson's (Neurobalance)       Qigong for Neurobalance – a taste of the meridians $1,000.00
Davis Street KindergartenDavis Street Kindergarten Community First Nations Mural Project $3,900.01
East Camberwell Tennis Club IncEquipment purchase/consumables$2,000.00
Electrify Boroondara Alliance     Electrify Boroondara – Mandarin engagement   $999.00
Football Club United of Melbourne Incorporated (trading as Alamein FC)    
Online membership management   $2,000.00
Glen Iris Cricket Club    Gala evening to celebrate Glen Iris Cricket Club 100th anniversary$5,888.38
Hartwell Association of Residents and Traders2023–24 promotional campaign$7,500.00
Hawthorn Basketball Association/Hawthorn Magic Basketball ClubCoaching accreditation$3,979.28
Hawthorn Bowling Club Inc       Anzac Community Bowling Championship$6,000.00
Hawthorn Citizens' Youth Club IncShadow Cut Youth Dance Company 2024$7,903.00
Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club30th Anniversary of Hawthorn Glen Combined Probus Club$3,142.00
Highgate Early Learning CentreHighgate's Collaborative Art Painting with Glenn Loughrey$3,592.14
Horizontes Projects with the Community Pty LtdSustainability Matters: inspiring change at Belle Vue's Primary School$5,588.00
It's the Little Things Community LtdProviding meals for the vulnerable within Boroondara$10,000.00
JJ McMahon Memorial KindergartenIndigenous Education Project: enhancing cultural understanding in early childhood$4,241.80
Kew Croquet ClubEquipment purchase/consumables $1,967.00
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre IncKew Cart on the Go$6,289.00
Kew Philharmonic SocietyUn Caleidoscopio Sonoro: Spanish medieval music$8,070.00
Kew Toy LibraryStay and Play at Kew Toy Library$9,258.10
Life Activities Club Boroondara IncEquipment purchase/consumables $1,170.00
Melbourne Hindustani Classical Music Society        MHCMS concerts 2024$6,600.00
Men's Probus Club of Surrey Hills IncEquipment purchase/consumables $1,319.00
Mind AustraliaActive Body Healthy Mind$8,000.00
North Balwyn Baseball Club  Equipment purchase/consumables $2,000.00
North Balwyn Village Traders IncEquipment purchase/consumables $5,396.67
Pied Piper Toy LibraryAccess to toys for supporting important skills through play$6,000.00
Probus Club of Camberwell IncMoving to Music$2,862.00
Probus Club of Greythorn Inc Living better – enjoying it more$3,800.00
Probus Club of Kew
Membership strengthening$1,200.00
Probus Club of Maling Combined IncCelebratory dinner plus excursion to 3 country gardens surrounding Neerim $3,171.00
Probus Club of North Balwyn HeightsBus trip and Christmas lunch $3,632.00
Probus Club of Port PhillipEquipment purchase/consumables $1,200.00
Rajasthani Kutumb of Victoria IncGangaur 2024$5,500.00
Red NoseRed Nose Wellbeing Sessions$5,350.00
Robert Cochrane Kindergarten IncDesign and create an indigenous mural$6,000.00
Scope (Aust) LtdKaleidoscope Hawthorn$9,329.07
Servants Community Housing LimitedFor The Love of Good$8,752.47
St Stephens Greythorn Cricket ClubEquipment purchase/consumables $1,376.37
St Oswald's Anglican Church, Glen Iris  Murnong First Nations Activities Program$8,629.27
Surrey Hills Historical Society IncorporatedProtecting our collection and volunteers$3,980.00
The Compassionate Friends VicSTART and ASIST training – suicide response$6,000.00
The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc Ashburton BranchEquipment purchase/consumables$1,562.00
The Maling Road Business Association IncMaling Road Autumn Harvest (MRAH)$10,000.00
The Probus Club of Glenferrie Inc       End of year celebration and mini bus outing support $2,901.05
The Scout Association of Australia, Victorian Branch – 1st Canterbury Scout Group100th anniversary celebrations of the 1st Canterbury Scout Hall    $4,008.35
The Scouts Association of Australia, Victorian Branch (Camberwell Showtime)Equipment purchase/consumables$1,998.00
The Scouts Association of Australia, Victorian Branch (1st North Balwyn Scout Group)Equipment purchase/consumables$2,000.00
Track Youth Theatre IncTrack Youth Theatre (TYT) Skills Bootcamp$8,433.63
Trentwood at the Hub Community House (a service of Access Health and Community)Equipment purchase/consumables$6,683.00
Trinity Willison Cricket Club        
Pre-season coaching induction and Play HQ training$2,000.00
U3A Hawthorn IncorporatedIncrease capacity of activities in 3 areas$4,011.08
Union Road Surrey Hills Traders Association2023–24 program of promotional activities$9,000.00
West Hawthorn Pre-schoolWest Hawthorn Pre-school Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program$3,734.54
Willison Park Tennis ClubIntroductory tennis classes for parents$2,254.00
Women's Health EastHealth and Happiness: Tackling Taboos$2,500.00
Yarra Gospel Incorporated        Yarra Gospel Revival Concert$5,569.45
Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra IncCommissioning and performing new classical work$9,220.00

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