Golden Square CFA Joins Big Give

Golden Square CFA Joins Big Give

Bendigo’s not for profit organisation Golden Square CFA has joined forces with the Big Give for a worthy cause. “We are involved in the Big Give, Give Where You Live, because we need to replace an aging CFA support vehicle”, Chris Corr from Golden Square CFA. The...
Beck Legal Joins Big Give

Beck Legal Joins Big Give

We are delighted to announce that Beck Legal has come on board to support this year’s Big Give!  The local law firm has kindly donated $2500 to support the small community groups category prize as apart of Australia’s first online community giving day. Managing...
Big Give: The Bendigo Easter Fair Society

Big Give: The Bendigo Easter Fair Society

Few events can encapsulate the community spirit in Bendigo on such a large scale every year, quite like the Bendigo Easter Festival. The Bendigo Easter Fair Society are the backbone of the Bendigo’s annual celebration of and each year since 1871.   These...
Big Give: Zonta Bendigo

Big Give: Zonta Bendigo

Jan and Lyn from Zonta are excited by the prospect of being apart of this year’s Big Give.   Zonta Bendigo, are a part of a global network that is working to advance the status of women worldwide. Locally their club is run by volunteers that also support numerous...
Big Give: Special Olympics Bendigo

Big Give: Special Olympics Bendigo

John and Marnie pictured here, attended our workshop at the Wellington last week on behalf of their local community group Special Olympics Bendigo.   Their group is helping to transform lives of people in Bendigo with an intellectual disability through regular...
Big Give: Bendigo Chinese Cultural Community

Big Give: Bendigo Chinese Cultural Community

The Bendigo Chinese Cultural Community group have already registered their interest in signing up for this year’s Big Give.   The extraordinary Debbie Henderson has been running this social group out of her own home and quite often pocket. This warm community...
Big Give Clubs and Community Groups Info Night

Big Give Clubs and Community Groups Info Night

Well, what a wonderful night we had at The Wellington in White Hills last night for our first Big Give information session. Congratulations to all those who braved the weather, on what was a bitterly cold night and wet night. We had over 30 people representing a...
So You Want to Start a Campaign

So You Want to Start a Campaign

It’s easy to join BIG GIVE, the 24hour online community giving day, to fundraise for your cause. If you know how to upload an image on Facebook you can easily upload your fundraising campaign. We have broken down what you need to do to get started into some easy...
Read Along Dads

Read Along Dads

The Adroit Insurance Group Fund with the Community Foundation has granted $3,000 to the Read Along Dads project. This innovative project by the Friends of Castlemaine Library supports the children of prisoners in nearby Middleton Prison. The project records dads in...
Big Give Workshop

Big Give Workshop

You’re invited to join us at our first Big Give workshop on Wednesday 25th May at 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Wellington in White Hills. This event for local sports clubs, community groups and organisations will help you find out how Big Give can work for you as a...
Big Give Launch

Big Give Launch

Australia’s first Community Giving Day Big Give has been launched giving Central Victoria 24 hours to give where you live on the 1st September.  Bendigo Health Foundation, Otis Foundation for Breast Cancer Retreats, Golden Square CFA, Lifeline, Haven; Home, Safe...

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Passion to Give Big

Passion to Give Big

Fundraising is all about connecting with others who have the same passion! Bendigo Health Foundation is dedicated to improving health care in central Victoria. “We have a big vision for health in Bendigo,” says Jane Anderson Director of the Bendigo Health Foundation....
Lifeline Joins Big Give

Lifeline Joins Big Give

Each of the 45 Lifeline centres located around Australia save lives providing the essential services of crisis support. Lifeline relies on volunteer support to deliver crisis services 24 hours a day. Unfortunately our Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee in Bendigo...
What is Big Give?

What is Big Give?

Big Give is a 24 hour online Community Giving Day that everyone in Central Victoria from the Murray to the Macedon Ranges can be a part of. Starting midnight 1 September 2016 and ending midnight 2 September 2016, Big Give provides the platform to fundraise in a crowd,...
Discovery for Everyone

Discovery for Everyone

Discovery is becoming more inclusive by developing a tailored program for people with a disability. Amicus and the Discovery Centre are celebrating a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Central Victoria’s Bendigo Stadium Ltd Fund to help make Discovery...
2015 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS

2015 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS

Over $20,000 has been granted to local organisations by the Community Foundation of Central Victoria to support and strengthen our community.  A wide variety of projects are being supported across the region. Projects include: Summer School for Students with a refugee...
2016 RICHARD AND CLAIRE GUY SCHOLARSHIP

2016 RICHARD AND CLAIRE GUY SCHOLARSHIP

The Richard and Claire Guy Scholarship 2016 (a fund of the Community Foundation) is open to 2nd & 3rd year students at La Trobe Bendigo demonstrating educational disadvantage (including but not limited to financial hardship, significant caring responsibilities,...
Helping Children Back to School

Helping Children Back to School

This year the Community Foundation for Central Victoria is distributing $10,000 worth of FRRR 2016 Back to School vouchers. The $50 Target vouchers help local students make a great start back at school and are redeemable for e redeemable for items such as school...