Media Release – 2018 Small Grants Round

Media Release – 2018 Small Grants Round

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria is pleased to announce their Small Grants Round for 2018 is now open. A total pool of $12,000 is on offer, to Central Victorian community organisations in categories such as community capacity building, improving...
Bendigo Education City Fund Launched

Bendigo Education City Fund Launched

The Bendigo Education City Fund was launched at the 2017 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards, on the 9th of June, by Maria Simpson, Chair of the Education City initiative. Ann Lanberry, CEO of the Community Foundation for Central Victoria said that ” we are...
Big Day of Giving Sacramento – Priceless

Big Day of Giving Sacramento – Priceless

Reflections on Sacramento’s Giving Day The Big Day of Giving (BDOG) raised $7.1m on Thursday 4th March – I was there, it was fun. And yet, and yet, they were the teensiest bit disappointed that they only raised the same as last year. The Sacramento Region...
2017 Community Grants Recipients

2017 Community Grants Recipients

It was fantastic to see the community gathered this morning at the iconic Bendigo Tramways Depot, to hear the recipients of the Foundation’s 2017 grants announced.  These grants are made possible thanks to our community-minded sponsors, The Bendigo Stadium,...

10 Feminist Disney Films

It is March 8, International Women’s Day! There are many ways to celebrate women and this day. For those who want to celebrate quietly, why not sit back and pop on a feminist Disney movie. I know, Disney doesn’t have a reputation for being feminism...
Equity Prevents Violence Launch

Equity Prevents Violence Launch

Bryan Hodgson, Equity Prevents Violence Committee; Carley Hodgson, Northern City Insurance Brokers; Adam Tarr, Bendigo Spirit; & David Andrew   Equity Prevents Violence officially launched their public appeal on Tuesday, November 22nd! A great mix of people...
The Big Give Impact

The Big Give Impact

Australia’s first ever online community giving day has resulted in an enormous $83,183 raised for between 73 individual not-for-profit local community-based campaigns. On top of the total raised, an additional $31,000 in cash and prizes was awarded on the 1st of...

Big Give Prizes

Grand Prize Pool – $24,000 Who is it for? Prize Winner Sponsored by Prizes awarded to campaigns with the most unique donors* over 24 hrs on 1st Sept Small Not for Profits  (Voluntary groups or those with only a part-time staff member) 1st    $4000 The Old Church...

Big Give Day Events

Description Location Time Help with online donations for anyone with Radius Morley Johnson Building 9am to 1pm 3BO Outside Broadcast Morley’s Emporium 9am to 1pm Bendigo Toy Library Toy Library – Spring Gully Rd 9:30am to11am  Volunteer Resource Centre...
Top Tips Getting the Word Out There

Top Tips Getting the Word Out There

Ok so you have registered your campaign with BIG GIVE – Now is the time to get the word out their to your fans, supporters and people who love you! We are sharing with you some tips from locals who are great at engaging people for their cause. Anthony Radford...
Calling on you to be our Lifeline

Calling on you to be our Lifeline

Lifeline answers over a million calls each year from people in crisis. Many of them are thinking of suicide when they call. All they need is a caring person who has the time to listen to them and allow them to relieve their distress. This is where our volunteers come...
100 Footprints- Quality Living Options

100 Footprints- Quality Living Options

Quality Living Options Bendigo Inc. is an association of parents and carers of adults with an intellectual disability. Currently, they have a current membership of over 50 families very concerned about the lack of supported accommodation for our family members in the...
Wash Against Waste: The Next Generation

Wash Against Waste: The Next Generation

  Imagine a trailer could take the save the same amount of CO2  emissions as an average car produces travelling from Canberra to Brisbane. Well, the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has such a trailer that does just that! To be fair, though, this is no...
Relaxation Weekend for Cancer Patients

Relaxation Weekend for Cancer Patients

According to the Cancer Council of Victoria, every year, more than 30,500 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 11,000 will die from cancer.  The organisation is entirely independent and not-for-profit, that has been operating since 1937 and...
Rare & Terminal

Rare & Terminal

  Have you ever heard of NIEMANN-PICK TYPE C DISEASE? If not, you’re not alone.   This disease affects children resulting in progressive intellectual decline, loss of fine motor skills, seizures, slurred speech, enlarged spleen or liver, prolonged jaundice,...
September Sound and Science

September Sound and Science

  Bendigo’s own Discovery Science and Technology Centre aims to inspire scientific curiosity of children who visit with hands-on experiments and exhibits in a genuinely fun and engaging way.   After coming close to permanently closing only a year ago, the...
Ramp it up for Bealiba Pony Club

Ramp it up for Bealiba Pony Club

The Bealiba Pony Club is in desperate need of a wheelchair ramp, simply as they put it, “nobody should miss out”.   The pony club runs competitions, rallies and fantastic camps for the horse enthusiasts. Their grounds are also widely utilised by the community,...
City joins Big Give

City joins Big Give

The Foundation is delighted to announce that the City of Greater Bendigo is supporting this year’s Big Give fundraising campaign. The Big Give runs from August 1 to September 1, and sees not-for-profit community groups register online to raise funds for projects. Cash...
Campaigns Go Live in 3 Weeks!

Campaigns Go Live in 3 Weeks!

Big Give – 3 weeks until campaigns go live! Big Give campaigns GO LIVE in just 3 weeks time on the 1st of August! This means there is an entire month to drive campaigns, build supporters and collect donations in the lead up to the 24 hr online Community Giving...
Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre

Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre

The Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre are ready for Big Give! The local organisation provides the vital links for resourcing, supporting and connecting volunteers and volunteering involving organisations across Central Victoria. This humble group of volunteers are...
Get The Most Out Of Your Campaign

Get The Most Out Of Your Campaign

Did you miss our Crowdfunding Masterclass with Chuffed CEO, Prashan Paramanathan recently? Or just want a few tips from the Master himself?   Well, you’re in luck because Prashan has let us share his crowdfunding blueprint to succeeding with your Big...