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 children’s health and wellbeing and
childhood literacy.

Funds participating this year:

Adroit Insurance Group Fund (total pool $5,000) DGR1 essential:
Projects that support or improve young people’s access to and retention in learning. Programs
working to improve early childhood outcomes are especially welcome to apply.

Sue & Graeme Clarke Fund (total pool $2,000) DGR1 essential:
To support organisations that provide opportunities for children to thrive, through improved access
to learning or healthcare support services and programs.

Bendigo Stadium Fund (total pool $5,000) DGR1 or charitable purpose:
Projects that build capacity and social connections, through social, recreational and cultural
opportunities in the Central Victorian region.

Last year, the Foundations Small Grants Round distributed $11,366 to support projects offering
Drug & Alcohol counselling programs, science and educational opportunities for Karen community
refugees, and the popular Bendigo Writers Festival attraction, Sam the Story Tram.

Penny Wilkinson, Chair of the Community Foundation for Central Victoria, said, “our Small Grants
Round is one of the ways the Community Foundation truly fulfils our aim of giving where you live.”

Ms Wilkinson said, “Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors we have been able to support
countless projects over our sixteen-year history, many of which would otherwise struggle to access
funding to deliver projects of community benefit.”

These grants are made possible thanks to the generosity of the Bendigo Stadium Ltd., Adroit
Insurance Group and Sue Graeme Clarke.

Applications are open until 5pm, Monday, May 28, 2018.

For further information or to download an application form, please visit

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