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2024 graNT Guidelines and application forms

The annual Community Impact Grants program has now closed for 2024. Applications closed on Friday 26th April, applicants will be notified of the outcome in early July. 

Community Impact Grants Program

The Community Impact Grants Program is an annual grants program,  incorporating The Courier Charity Fund, Wendouree-Delacombe Fund, the James Petrie Fund, Adroit Risk and Insurance Fund, Janine Owen Fund, Advanced Cabinetry Fund, Integra Group Fund, Feed Ballarat Fund, Young Ambition Fund and the Canny Family Fund. Grants are available in two tiers:

Tier 1: Up to $15,000 (maximum of five grants available annually).

Tier 2: Up to $3000. There are less application requirements for projects requiring less than $3,000 for Tier 2 Applications. 

The Community Impact Grants program will seek applications in the areas of Food Security, Young People (0-18 years of age), Mental Wellbeing and projects that seek to improve the social outcomes in the suburbs of Wendouree and Delacombe.

Community Impact Grant Guidelines

Download the budget template here: CIG Budget Template.xlsx

Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund

Applications open Monday 18th March.

Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund Guidelines

Ballarat Innovation Grant 

The Ballarat Innovation Grant (BIG) will commence as an open grant round from Monday 18th March. 

One $50,000 grant will be awarded each calendar year.  The BIG program is seeking expressions of interest in the following categories: food security; mental health; young people (0-18) and Housing Security. 

Applicants should contact info@ballaratfoundation.org.au to express interest in applying for the Ballarat Innovation Grant.

Ballarat Innovation Grant Guidelines

Ballarat Women's Fund

The Ballarat Women’s Fund is an annual grants program funded by contributions from community members. 

Ballarat Women’s Fund applications are now closed. For more information on the fund, click here.

Ballarat Women's Fund Guidelines

Matthew George Young Stockman Award

The Matthew George Young Stockman Award opens for applications in 2024 on 6th May and closes on 5th July.

Please click here for more information and how to apply.