The Hobsons Bay Community Fund (HBCF) is seeking applications for the ‘Recovery Impact’ Grants Program to support the community of Hobsons Bay as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The HBCF Recovery Impact Grants Program will fund programs, projects and initiatives that address one or more of the four key priority areas outlined below:
Youth Mental Health, with a focus on:
- Projects that provide a safe/culturally inclusive entry point to the mental health system
- Prevention/early interventions/resilience and coping skills building activities with young people.
Family violence and its impact on women and children, with a focus on:
- Emergency support and other immediate needs for victims of violence
- Capacity building training.
Building and enabling digital literacy for our older people, with a focus on:
- Projects that empower and expand people’s access and understanding of digital literacy.
Helping generate employment for the unemployed, especially women and youth, with a focus on:
- Innovative approaches to ‘job ready’ programs that have a demonstrated pathway to employment
- Projects that generate employment, and/or internship opportunities.
- Grant applications of up to $10,000 must address a need outlined in one or more of the four priority areas identified.
- Any non-profit, club, group, organisation, community centre, neighbourhood house school and other organisations or groups delivering services or programs within Hobsons Bay.
- Accepting grant applications from for-profit organisations are not generally within the guidelines, but if a for-profit body is seeking to deliver a charitable project or program, for example in partnership with a not-for-profit or community group.
- Community initiatives require the majority of participants to come from Hobsons Bay.
- Applicants will need to clearly demonstrate how their project/program aligns to at least one of the four HBCF Recovery Impact categories.
- Sporting Clubs – applications from sporting clubs will only be considered if the sporting activity is done as an integral part of, or is incidental to, a charitable purpose.