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 to be able to partner with Be. Bendigo to deliver better educational outcomes for Children right across Central Victoria. Education is the lifeblood of communities like ours and delivering educational opportunities to children at an early age is something that the Community Foundation is passionate about.”

About the Bendigo Education City Fund 

The Community Foundation for Central Victoria is proud to announce a that a new fund has been created with Bendigo Education City. This new partnership is has been created with the purpose of redistributing funds back to projects with proven impact.  The fund is a perfect way for local companies to support Bendigo Education City through workplace giving.

Education City: Vision statement

For Bendigo to be known as an Education City we aspire for and invest in excellent educational outcomes for all young people. To that end, the group will be focussing on Early Childhood Literacy.

The Education City Bendigo Committee recommends that the most effective contribution BBC members can make toward achieving our vision is to contribute to our Decade of Investment in Early Childhood Literacy.

Education City have elected to support the vision of the Communities for Children: Early Years Literacy and Language Development strategy launched in 2015 and will support the following projects

  • Books for Babies
  • Let’s Read
  • Imagination Library
  • Book Box Library

You can join in to support a Decade of Investment today by donating today at