This award offers a wonderful opportunity annually to one deserving young stockman to travel overseas, to become an ambassador for the industry, to study other beef cattle breeding programs, developments and practices, and then to share their new-found knowledge to advance the beef cattle industry in Australia.
Matthew's industry colleagues and friends were instrumental in establishing this Award through their generosity along with support from business, both locally and across the country.
The annual Award recipient will be announced at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Application forms need to be received by June 30th. Click here for more information and to download the application from
Applications are now being accepted for these community grants. This year, applicants are encouraged to look at ways they can use technology to further the aims of their organisation.
Apllication forms and criteria can be downloaded from here and are to be submitted to The Ballarat Foundation office no later than 5pm, Friday 19 April 2013
2013 Funded Programs
Consideration of the numerous applications for funding through United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation has been a huge job but a team of dedicated volunteers read more
Matthew George Award 2012
The winner of the Matthew George Young Stockman Award for 2012 is Cameron Cutler, a passionate young property and stud cattle manager from Neerim South in Victoria. read more
Cocktail with Wheels Highlights
As part of the Ballarat Festival of Motoring, The Ballarat Foundation played host to the inaugural Cocktails with Wheels evening. Held at the Ballarat Art Gallery on Friday August 31st read more
A Wedding is on!
2011 Ballarat Foundation Community Grants
Matthew George Young Stockman Award Winner 2011
Celebrating 10 years of community support and service
Vital Signs Report Released
National WW1 Hero recognised in Bronze
HAROLD EDWARD "POMPEY" ELLIOTT
CB, CMG, DSO, DCM, CROIX DE GUERRE, ORDER OF ST ANNE, MID, BA, LLB
In a very significant project The Ballarat Foundation, has immortalised Ballarat's greatest military commanders in a bronze 1¼ life size statue in Ballarat's Sturt Street centre gardens.
Major General Harold Edward "Pompey' Elliott CB CMG DSO DCM, who lived his student years in Ballarat and went on to become one of our country's great military commanders serving at Gallipoli (where he was wounded), Lone Pine, the Western Front, Fromelles and Polygon Wood.