Holsworth Creative Arts Bursary

2019 Applications Now Open!

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria is pleased to advise students attending the Academy of Creative Arts of a scholarship opportunity available for 2019.

This scholarship is made available from the Holsworth Creative Arts Bursary of the Community Foundation for Central Victoria.

Please note that conditions do apply:

The bursary will be awarded on the basis of merit in the Creative Arts and may take into account educational disadvantage.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Academy of Creative Arts at Bendigo South East College.

The total value of the scholarship pool is valued at, but not limited to, $2000 and will be distributed between one or more applicants at the absolute discretion of the Foundation.

To submit an application to be considered for scholarship, you will need to:

  1. Complete the attached application form and sign a printed copy..
  2. You may attach details of a referee or a letter of support (this is optional and not compulsory)
  3. Scan and return the application form and any attachments to [email protected]
  4. If you are shortlisted, we may ask for additional information to help our decision making
  5. Your application will be assessed by a representative panel, and the decision made by the Community Foundation for Central Victoria.


Closing date Friday, August 30th, 2019 5pm AEST. 

Read About Past Recipients Below

A Helping Hand in the Creative Arts

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria is proud to announce the recipients of the Holsworth Creative Arts Bursary,  awarded to two Bendigo South East College students, Max Harris and NayYeThwey Aung. Each recipient has received $1,000 to help purchase new...

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 delighted...

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 Community...

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, Adroit...

This bursary is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Holsworth Family.

CFCV Small Grants Round

2018 Applications Now Closed!

Information and Criteria:

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria invites applications to its 2018 grants round. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday the 28th of May 2018.

Applicants must operate in the Central Victoria region and have charitable organisation status (e.g. hold TCC or Item 1 DGR status), or proposed projects and programs must have a clear social benefit. 

Central Victoria region covers the City of Greater Bendigo and the Shires of Campaspe, Loddon, Central Goldfields, and Mount Alexander principally, however, consideration may be given to project and program applications from organisations operating in the Shires of Buloke, Gannawarra and Macedon Ranges.

These grants are made possible by the following organisations and individuals who have created sub-funds with the Community Foundation:

The Richard and Claire Guy Education Scholarship

2018 Now Closed 


1.  Applicants are studying at La Trobe University, Bendigo. 

2.  Will be in their 2nd or 3rd year of their course.

3. Can demonstrate educational disadvantage (financial hardship, significant caring responsibilities, disability or other hardship/ disadvantage).

Application period extended until midnight, March 29, 2018.