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If you – or someone you know – are passionate are enthusiastic about leading community philanthropy, the Foundation seeks applications from skilled people with strong local networks and enthusiasm for good governance. Director – with a strong connection to Darebin Retirement of a founding Director has created need to fill a vacancy. A governance review…

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Join our Run Melbourne 2017 Team!

All funds raised support projects that help people into work. Over the last four years, over 100 people have joined our team for Run Melbourne. They’ve had fun, improved their fitness, and participated with friends and family in a community event – all for a purpose. We are inviting our friends in Melbourne to join with us in…

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Behind the scenes

As you pull together your grant application we thought it might be useful to let you know about the processes and procedures we employ when we read and assess your applications. Deciding how to allocate our philanthropic funds is a considered activity. Despite what some might say, Philanthropic Trusts and Foundations don’t pick applications out…

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Winter Coat Donations for ASRC

Do you have a warm coat that you no longer use? This winter, one of the groups funded by us, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, has a goal to receive 1000 coats for local people needing warm clothing. If you have a spare coat, in all sizes from children to adults, that is in great…

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3 common mistakes

We read all applications that come in. As much as we’d love to fund all great ideas, there are common errors that can result in applications getting knocked early. These include: Legalities: Like you, we operate under state and federal legislation. If you are a governance dork like me, you may enjoy flicking through the…

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