The Rotary Club of Box Hill’s 2018 Community Grants programme supported a total of 10 local community organizations, to the value of $15,371.
Community Grant Recipients for 2018 were:
- Alkira Centre, Box Hill – Project: Creative Expressions – Drum Kit
Provision of a drum kit for use by Alkira’s participants in engaging musically through performances within the local community.
- Avenue Neighbourhood House @Eley – Project: Keeping Our Participants Safe!
Provision of a defibrillator to help keep all house participants and the general public safe.
- Box Hill Area Toy Library – Project: Improving Our Celebrations Pack
Provision of various items of outdoor equipment to expand and upgrade our celebrations pack to cater for children up to 6 years of age.
- Burwood Neighbourhood House – Project: Come On, Let’s Get Going!
Provision of a defibrillator to ensure the safety of elderly participants.
- Doncare – Project: Intensive Family Services – Laptop
Provision of a laptop computer to assist workers when conducting family home visits.
- Eastern Palliative Care Association – Project: Eqipment for new Occupational Therapy Service
Provision of equipment to assist occupational therapists in mobilizing and manoeuvering patients.
- Nunawading Toy Library Inc – Project: Adaptable Toy Display
Provision of new display racks and bags, enabling a more versatile layout and easier access to toys and books.
- Scouts Victoria 1st/8th Blackburn Group – Project: Hiking Readiness
Provision of adjustable backpacks for new scouts and 2 small cooking stoves suitable for use on scouting hikes.
- St Peters Anglican Kindergarten – Project: Increasing Communication & Learning with EAL families and children
Provision of ipad and laptop comptuer to assist staff in communicating with children and families who have English as an additonal language (EAL) and aiding their learning experiences.
- Wattle Park Primary School – Project: The Gift Of Dyslexia
Provision of a set of storybooks in the Fitzroy Method to assist the small percentage of students who have been identified as visual-spatial learners and who struggle to master reading.
The Rotary Club of Box Hill advises local community organizations that applications for a COMMUNITY GRANT are now closed (until next round in February 2019)
How to apply: Complete this form, attach all relevant quotes and a copy of your most recent Annual Report.
Maximum grant: $2000.00
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 23 March 2018 – no late applications will be considered.
- Applicants will be contacted by 20 April 2018
- Successful applicants will be required to give a short presentation at one our club meetings during May.
Please return completed application forms, together with a copy of your Annual Report, by close of business on above-mentioned closing date addressed to:Community Services Director
Rotary Club of Box Hill Inc.
PO Box 59
BOX HILL VIC 3128
Contact Ross McPhail on email [email protected] if you have any queries regarding the Community Grants Programme, or wish to submit an application or make an expression of interest!
COMMUNITY GRANTS PROJECTS: Selection Criteria
Eligibility for funding through Community Grants is dependent on the following criteria:
- The organization must be an existing group delivering community service within, or nearby, the environs of the Box Hill area.
- The organization should be incorporated and have published an annual report and accounts within the previous twelve month period
- Preference will be given to projects that support persons in need, particularly in the areas of youth, the elderly, or persons with physical or intellectual disabilities
- Funding is to be for a specific program, project, or piece of equipment, but not for normal recurrent expenditure items
- Strict accounting rules apply to ensure that the funds were spent in accordance with the grant submission. Photographic or written evidence of completion needs to be submitted to the Community Services Director upon completion of nominated project.
- The Rotary Club reserves the right not to disburse funds, in part or at all, if suitable submissions are not received
- Grants will not be confirmed until a suitable interview has been conducted with intended recipients
- Relationships forged with applicants, whether successful or not, could lead to alternative support projects being developed between the two organizations
The total allocation for distribution through our Community Service grants scheme in any one year is decided upon annually by the Board, as is the maximum grant allocation per project.