Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Box Hill’s 2017 Community Grants programme supported a total of 15 local community organizations, to the value of $16,250.
This year we were pleased to partner with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club to make 7 of these projects possible. 

Community Grant Recipients for 2017 were:

  • *Box Hill Area Toy Library – Project: Building Blocks to Build Minds
    Purchase of new toy collection and replacement block play sets. Project will ensure that local families have ongoing access to educational toys, puzzles and games.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • Box Hill South Neighbourhood House – Project: Active Outdoor Play for Childcare & Playgroups
    Purchase of water play and outdoor seating to foster and facilitate active outdoor playtime.
  • *Burwood Heights Primary School Kindergarten – Project: Community Cooking with Children
    Purchase of replacement cooking appliances to ensure that our community coooking programme is more effective and efficient.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • *Carrington Health – Whitehorse Men’s Shed Project: Airconditioning the Shed
    Purchase and installation of an airconditioning unit that will make the Shed’s working environment much more comfortable.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • Eastern Volunteers Project: Improving Communication 
    Purchase of an electronic whiteboard to enhance improve the resourcing of volunteer training and communication.
  • *Heatherdale Pre-School Project: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
    Partial grant to support the purchase of raised garden beds, soil and fruit trees to enhance learning environment for 3-4 year olds.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • Kara House – Project: Portable Baby Equipment
    Purchase of portable car seats and prams for refugee supporting women and children escaping family violence.
  • Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House – Project: Community Shed – Sharing Our Skills
    Purchase of tools for our community shed initiative that seeks to bring retirees and people with disabilities to work together in creating various wooden items that can be used in the community.
  • Life Activities Club Whitehorse – Project: Reach Out to Isolated Seniors
    Purchase laptop to improve the club’s ability to reach out to socially-isolated seniors.
  • Neighbourhood Watch Whitehorse – Project: Neighbourhood Watch Promotional
    Purchase of updated brochures that are made available to Whitehorse residents attending NHW events.
  • *St Augustine’s Kindergarten – Project: Creating Community Connections – Cooking
    Purchase of replacement oven used for cooking and baking of art & craft products.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • University of the Third Age (U3A) – Project: Honour Board
    Purchase of an honour board to esteem and remember the work of past presidents, secretaries, treasurers, program coordinators and life members, in this their 25th anniversary year.
  • *Uniting Care Harrison – Project: Independent Living Skills
    Purchase of equipment for their Independent Development programme.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • *Warekila Pre-School Association – Project: Learning Garden
    Purchase of equipment to create a Learning Garden for the pre-school.
    * This project was possible due to our partnership with the Whitehorse Rotaract Club
  • Yarran Dheran Advisory Committee – Project: Wet Weather Bush Kinder
    Purchase of 26 sets of wet weather gear (jackets & overpants) for children participating in their outdoor education Bush Kinder programme.

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The Rotary Club of Box Hill annually invites local community organizations to make application for a COMMUNITY GRANT

2017 INFORMATION

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 24 March 2017 – no late applications will be considered.

  • Applicants will be contacted by 26 April 2017
  • Successful applicants will be required to give a short presentation at one our club meetings toward the end of May. 

2017 Community Grant Application Form

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!

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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

General Information

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.