2024 Successful Grant Recipients

Hume City Council is pleased to offer the following groups Annual Community Grants for projects in 2024. Offers are based on satisfactory acquittal of any previous grants, and the meeting of all eligibility requirements.

Partnership

Partnership Grants are for projects that clearly address a significant need and embrace the principles of social justice, healthy living, lifelong learning, environmental sustainability, community safety and inclusion. Grants are up to $10,000 per year for up to three years.

Newly announced funding:

  • Centre for Muslim Wellbeing - $10,000 for one year

Mental Health First Aid for Muslim communities

  • DPV Health- $10,000 for one year

Medical services for non-Medicare card holders

  • Enable Social Enterprise Limited - $10,000 per year for three years

(Re)Grow Enable's Employment Pathways initiative – support for disadvantaged jobseekers including people with disability, single parents, youth, and migrants

  • Kids' Own Publishing - $5,000 per year for three years

Hume Publishing Hubs: Co-creating books by children, for children

  • Second Chance Animal Rescue - $10,000 per year for three years

Hume Pet Therapy Program: improving the emotional wellbeing of residents in aged care facilities

  • The Boite Vic Inc - $10,000 per year for three years

Craft classes for Refugee, Asylum Seeker, and socially isolated women enabling participants to connect with and hear from First Nations people in Victoria

  • THREE for All Foundation - $10,000 for one year

Building social connections and support for Hume residents who are LGBTQI+ people from newly arrived backgrounds, while building the capacity of organisations to welcome and include LGBTQI+ multicultural members and clients

  • Toy Libraries Australia - $10,000 per year for three years

Establishing Toy Well toy libraries in 6 Hume Community Hubs

Previously announced multiyear projects include:

Second year funding

  • Attwood House Community Centre - $10,000
  • Distinctive Options - $10,000
  • SisterWorks Inc. - $10,000
  • STEM Sisters - $10,000
  • Sunbury Winter Night Shelter - $10,000
  • Youth Projects - $10,000
  • Waves of Wellness Foundation Ltd - $9,984

Third year funding

  • Life Saving Victoria Ltd - $10,000
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) - $10,000
  • Migrant Resource Centre North West Region - $10,000
  • Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen Inc - $10,000
  • The One Box Group Ltd - $9,000
  • Youth Activating Youth - $10,000 

Specialist Partnership Grant (Volunteer Engagement)

The Specialist Partnership Grant (Volunteer Engagement) is a one-off grant only available in 2024. It is for new and innovative services, programs, and projects that support local partnerships to help community organisations and groups to re-engage, encourage and try out volunteering. 

ALL SAINTS - $4,000

Coach's certification program for new and young group of referees

CareWorks Sunranges Inc - $8,755

Volunteer Re-engagement and Training - providing training in food handling, first aid and mental health first aid

Craigieburn Basketball Association - $6,599        

Broadening the volunteer base within the thriving and growing postcode 3064 basketball community

MND Victoria - $10,000

Building volunteer care networks through community connection and collaboration in Hume

Sunbury Toy Library Inc - $10,000

Creation of a recruitment plan for additional volunteer, and additional governance training for existing committee members

Project Round One

Project Grants are designed to encourage new ideas, development of locally-led initiatives or projects and collaborations that provide significant benefit to the Hume community. Project Grants are for up to $5,000 for a 12-month period. A second round will run early 2024.

Round One

  • Dallas Neighbourhood House - $5,000

What's Cooking Program

  • Engage Pasefika Inc - $4,600

Pacific Games in the North, a community sports initiative

  • Help Himalayan Youth Foundation inc.- $5,000

Youth Leadership Forum, for Bhutanese and Nepalese young people from the new & emerging communities in Hume

  • I'm Still Learning Incorporated - $5,000

Basic Home Maintenance 101 courses

  • Multicultural Resources Hub Inc - $5,000

Connecting Seniors Together program

  • SalamFest - $5,000

Cultural Kaleidoscope - A multicultural integration and social inclusion program that promotes cultural diversity, social cohesion, and inclusion

  • The Water Well Project - $5,000

Health Education Sessions for Migrant, Refugee, and Asylum Seeker Communities

Community Participation

These grants support groups and organisations to run programs and activities that encourage community participation and involvement, promote leadership, and develop a strong sense of belonging. This includes health and wellbeing projects that improve and encourage active lifestyles. Grants are available up to $3,000 for a 12-month period.

  • Assyrian Australian Social Development Club - $1,500

Assyrian New Year

  • Australian Croatian Senior Citizens Club Bocce Gospic - $1,250

Day out and reconciliation celebration

  • Australian Croatian Senior Citizens Club Gladstone Park - $1,250

Group trip and cultural diversity/reconciliation celebration

  • Australian Croatian Senior Citizens Club Vila Velebita - $1,250

Reconciliation day and trip for volunteers

  • Australian Nepalese Multicultural Centre - $3,000

Social Gathering and Meditation

  • Bhutanese Community in Australia Inc. - $3,000

Dashain-Tihar Multicultural Festival

  • Broadmeadows Basketball Association - $3,000

National Reconciliation Week

  • Broadmeadows Senior Citizen Club (BSCC) - $3,000

Seniors Members Social Outing

  • Broadmeadows Turkish Senior Citizens Club Inc - $3,000

Social and recreational program for Turkish senior citizens

  • Circolo Pensionati Italiani Gladstone Park - $3,000

Seniors day out

  • Culture, Arts & Language Academy (CALA) - $3,000

Traditional Cultural event

  • Didi Bahini Samaj Victoria (DBSV) Craigieburn Unit Committee - $1,500

Activities for women's empowerment and enhance the health and well-being of women and children

  • Ente Keralam Cultural Forum Inc – $3,000

Cultural events, sports activities, information sessions and workshops

  • Eritrean Families in Hume and the North (EFHN) - $2,950

10-year anniversary celebrations

  • Greek-Australian Recreational & Instructive League of Victoria Incorporated - $3,000

Group trip

  • Hamro Parampara Foundation Inc.- $3,000

Annual Cultural Festival

  • Hmong Australia Society Inc.- $3,000

Hmong New Year Festival

  • Kalkallo Knights Basketball Association Incorporated - $2,999

Volunteer training and support

  • Meadow Heights Learning Shop Trading as Meadow Heights Education Centre - $2,400

Healthy Inclusions Program

  • NBL Assists - $3,000

Basketball clinics for young minority women

  • Northern Melbourne Marathi Mandal (NMMM) - $2,500

Diwali Multicultural Event

  • Northside Malayalee Community Club Inc. - $1,500

Cultural programs and games

  • Park Panthers Central Lynx Netball Club (PPCLNC) - $3,000

Afterschool netball programs

  • Roxburgh Park Football Netball Club - $3,000

Mental health awareness program for our coaches, volunteers, and players

  • Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation - $3,000

Aboriginal Cultural Event Celebrations for Sunbury

  • Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health - $2,810

IDAHOBIT Sunbury 2024

  • Sunbury Kangaroos Football Netball Club - $2,999

Club development training to support and upskill volunteers and committee members

  • Sunbury Neighbourhood House - $3,000

Community Development Programs 2024

  • Sunbury Netball Association – $3,000

Inclusive Netball Tournament

  • Sunbury U3A - $3,000

Courses, events and social interaction to support positive ageing for seniors

  • Superoos Basketball Club inc. - $1,770

Superoos Development Day

  • Tullamarine Community House and Men's Shed Inc. - $2,000

Community Connection Lunches

  • Westmeadows Football Club - $2,000

NAIDOC Week celebrations

Community Operational

These grants support the day-to-day operational activities such as insurance costs, venue hire, or ongoing catering for community groups who are working on ongoing projects that help improve health, wellbeing and connection in the community. Equipment purchases come under this category, and grants are for up to $1,500 for a 12-month period.

  • Australian Multicultural Community Centre - $1,500
  • Banat Australia Inc - $1,250
  • Boiler House Theatre Company - $1,300
  • Broadmeadows Community Toy Library Inc. - $1,400
  • Broadmeadows Historical Society - $1,500
  • Broadmeadows Obedience Dog Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Broadmeadows Vietnamese Senior Citizens Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Broadmeadows Greek Elderly Citizens Club - $1,250
  • Chaldean League Foundation of Australia Victoria Inc - $1,250
  • Chargers Cricket Club - $1,500
  • Circolo Pensionati Italiani di Greenvale Inc. - $1,500
  • Crafty Sisters - $1,250
  • Craigieburn Cricket Club - $1,250
  • Craigieburn Football Club - $1,250
  • Craigieburn Historical Interest Group Inc. - $1,500
  • Craigieburn Ladies Badminton Club Inc. - $1,100
  • Craigieburn Little Athletics - $1,500
  • Craigieburn Art Group Inc. - $1,500
  • Dallas Turkish Womans Group - $1,500
  • Diamond Valley Multiple Birth Association - $1,500
  • Faith and Victory Church - $1,250
  • Friends of Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery - $1,000
  • Gladstone Park Bowls Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Gladstone Park Combined Probus Club - $1,500
  • Gladstone Park Senior Citizens Club - $1,000
  • Greek and Cypriot Social Welfare Centre - $1,500
  • Guru Ravidass Free Kitchen Charity Australia - $1,500
  • Harmonix VC Incorporated - $1,500
  • Hayden's Helping Hands - $1,500
  • Hume Men's Shed (Sunbury) Incorporated - $540
  • Hume Men’s Shed Craigieburn - $1,500
  • Hume Sri Lankan Seniors' Association Inc. - $1,500
  • Hume Toastmasters Club - $1,500
  • Hume Turkish Womans Group - $1,500
  • Hume U3a Inc. - $1,500
  • Indo Australian Welfare Club Incorporated - $1,500
  • Insync Entertainment Incorporated - $1,500
  • Jacana Cricket Club - $1,500
  • Jacksons Creek Combined Probus Club - $1,500
  • Jacksons Creek TOWN Club Sunbury - $1,500
  • JBeekeeping Club Incorporated - $1,500
  • Jeeran Community Services Inc - $1,250
  • Kalkallo Community Playgroup - $1,500
  • Keenagers Club Incorporated - $1,250
  • Lions Club of Broadmeadows Inc. - $1,500
  • Lort Smith Animal Hospital - $950
  • M.A.P.S. Club Inc. (Mature Active Person Social Club Inc.) - $1,500
  • Merrifield Panthers Sporting Association - $1,500
  • Mt Carmel Tennis Club Sunbury - $1,125
  • Newbury Seniors Club-3064 - $1,250
  • North West Sew'N'Sews Group - $1,500
  • Northern Turkish Women’s Association - $1,500
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel Historical Committee - $1,500
  • Oz Christ Care Community Incorporated - $1,250
  • Probus Club of Craigieburn combined Incorporated - $1,500
  • Probus Club of Sunbury Inc. - $1,500
  • Ray of Hope Church Australia Inc. - $1,500
  • Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Oaklands Group - $1,494
  • Rojava Kurdish Community - $1,500
  • Royal Rhinos Cricket Club - $1,500
  • Southern Cross Pension Club - $1,500
  • Spanish Speaking Senior Citizens Club of Broadmeadows - $1,500
  • Sunbury Art Society Inc. - $1,500
  • Sunbury Basketball Association Inc. - $1,500
  • Sunbury Combined Probus Club Inc - $1,000
  • Sunbury Community Arts Network Inc - $1,250
  • Sunbury Family History and Heritage Society Inc. - $1,500
  • Sunbury Kangaroos Junior Football and Netball Club - $1,500
  • Sunbury Ladies Probus - $1,000
  • Sunbury Lions Basketball Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Sunbury Petanque Players - $1,230
  • Sunbury Police Community Register - $1,500
  • Sunbury Preschools Parents and Friends Association Inc - $1,500
  • Sunbury Residents Association Inc - $1,000
  • Sunbury School of Calisthenics Inc - $1,500
  • Sunbury Senior Citizens Club Inc. - $1,500
  • Sunbury Softball Association - $1,500
  • Sunbury United Rugby League Club - $1,499
  • Sunspec Support Group for Parents/Carers of People with Disabilities Inc - $1,500
  • Swim, Dream, Believe - $1,500
  • The Country Womans Association - Craigieburn Branch - $850
  • The Craigieburn War Memorial & Remembrance Committee Inc - $1,500
  • The Culture Cafe of Victoria Inc - $1,500
  • The Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows & Districts - $1,500
  • The International Union of Chaldean Writers Incorporated - $1,250
  • The Sunbury Blue Light Disco - $1,500
  • Tullamarine Football Club - $1,500
  • Tullamarine Live Steam Society - $1,500
  • Tullamarine Sporting Club - $1,500
  • United Khalsa Hockey Club Victoria - $1,500
  • Upfield Soccer Club - $1,500
  • Vic Talk - $1,250
  • Victorian Harmony Inc - $1,500
  • Vietnamese Senior Citizens Group in Hume Inc. - $1,500
  • Westmeadows Indigenous Community Garden - $1,500
  • Woodlands Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury Inc. - $1,500

Year Round Grants

Hume City Council offers a number of grant categories that are available all year round (or until funds are exhausted). Successful grants so far for 2023-2024 include:

Quick Response Grants 

  • Australian Multicultural Community Centre - $1,000
  • Roxburgh Magpies Basketball Club - $1,000
  • Greek Senior Citizen Club of The Gladstone Park & Tullamarine - $1,000
  • Oz Christ Care Community Inc. - $1,000
  • Al Muzzammil Academy Inc - $1,000

Defibrillator Grants

  • BDS Support Services - $1,815
  • Royal Rhinos Cricket Club - $1,895