Bendigo Education City Fund Launched

The Bendigo Education City Fund was launched at the 2017 Bendigo Business Excellence Awards, on the 9th of June, by Maria Simpson, Chair of the Education City initiative. Ann Lanberry, CEO of the Community Foundation for Central Victoria said that " we are delighted to be able to partner with Be. Bendigo

Big Day of Giving Sacramento – Priceless

Reflections on Sacramento's Giving Day The Big Day of Giving (BDOG) raised $7.1m on Thursday 4th March – I was there, it was fun. And yet, and yet, they were the teensiest bit disappointed that they only raised the same as last year. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation's Giving Day

2017 Community Grants Recipients

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] It was fantastic to see the community gathered this morning at the iconic Bendigo Tramways Depot, to hear the recipients of the Foundation's 2017 grants announced.  These grants are made possible thanks to our community-minded sponsors, The Bendigo Stadium,

10 Feminist Disney Films

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] It is March 8, International Women's Day! There are many ways to celebrate women and this day. For those who want to celebrate quietly, why not sit back and pop on a feminist Disney movie. I know, Disney doesn't

2016 Richard & Claire Guy Scholarship recipients announced

The Community Foundation of Central Victoria is delighted to formally announce the Richard and Clare Guy Scholarship recipients for the 2015/16 year. The scholarship pool worth $4000, has been awarded to four local Bendigo students of La Trobe University, who are overcoming educational disadvantage and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to

Equity Prevents Violence Launch

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Big Give Celebrates the Power of Community

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] As part of the Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week on 5-11 December 2016, Community Foundation for Central Victoria is proud to showcase the power of community partnerships in our region by celebrating the great success of Big Give - Australia's first online

Big Give, Central Victoria’s biggest ever online fundraising platform, is here!

More than 60 not for profits, community groups and sports clubs have registered a campaign on Big Give to raise funds for their organisation or cause. Donations are already starting to come in - some campaigns have already hit 100% of their total. Organisers are expecting most donations to occur

Online Giving – Mobile Donations – Guest Post

  Online giving is an increasing trend.  Successful communities need to tap into this trend to maximise their fundraising. Social Media such as; Facebook, Instagram and Blogger integrate seamlessly with online giving campaigns. As more and more people gain access to technology, the amount of people wanting to give to small not-for-profit

City joins Big Give

The Foundation is delighted to announce that the City of Greater Bendigo is supporting this year’s Big Give fundraising campaign. The Big Give runs from August 1 to September 1, and sees not-for-profit community groups register online to raise funds for projects. Cash prizes will be awarded for the most

AFS & Associates : The Community Foundation’s Partner In Success

Six months ago AFS started working with the Community Foundation providing bookkeeping and accounting support to our organisation.  The results have been transformational. Like many small organisations we ran our accounts on a desktop accounting package.  We were looking for a way of doing things faster and more effectively and AFS

Community spirit on show at ‘Shop to Stop’ fundraiser

A total of $560 was raised for the ‘Shop to Stop’, Equity Prevents Violence fundraising initiative by Merinda. 25% of Sales from the evening was collected after the women of Bendigo came together to buy beautiful clothes in the name of a very worthy cause.   Equity Prevents Violence is
BIG GIVE is for Community Groups and Sporting Clubs looking for funds

So You Want to Start a Campaign

It’s easy to join BIG GIVE, the 24hour online community giving day, to fundraise for your cause. If you know how to upload an image on Facebook you can easily upload your fundraising campaign. We have broken down what you need to do to get started into some easy steps,

Read Along Dads

The Adroit Insurance Group Fund with the Community Foundation has granted $3,000 to the Read Along Dads project. This innovative project by the Friends of Castlemaine Library supports the children of prisoners in nearby Middleton Prison. The project records dads in prison reading bedtime stories, which are then sent to

Big Give Launch

Australia's first Community Giving Day Big Give has been launched giving Central Victoria 24 hours to give where you live on the 1st September.  Bendigo Health Foundation, Otis Foundation for Breast Cancer Retreats, Golden Square CFA, Lifeline, Haven; Home, Safe and Women's Health Loddon Mallee all threw their hats into
Lifeline Volunteer Robin

Lifeline Joins Big Give

Each of the 45 Lifeline centres located around Australia save lives providing the essential services of crisis support. Lifeline relies on volunteer support to deliver crisis services 24 hours a day. Unfortunately our Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee in Bendigo has limited services. Unlike other Lifelines around Australia, Lifeline Central

Discovery for Everyone

Discovery is becoming more inclusive by developing a tailored program for people with a disability. Amicus and the Discovery Centre are celebrating a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Central Victoria’s Bendigo Stadium Ltd Fund to help make Discovery accessible for everyone. “Discovery is a great community resource” said


Over $20,000 has been granted to local organisations by the Community Foundation of Central Victoria to support and strengthen our community.  A wide variety of projects are being supported across the region. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500"] 2015 GRANT WINNERS CELEBRATE, FROM LEFT ANN LANSBERRY EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR CENTRAL


Bendigo Foodshare have invested in skills and networks to make a little stretch a long way. Last year the volunteer run organisation distributed one million and fifty one thousand kilograms of food to people living in Central Victoria.  They also know how to make the most of their money.  


The Richard and Claire Guy Scholarship 2016 (a fund of the Community Foundation) is open to 2nd & 3rd year students at La Trobe Bendigo demonstrating educational disadvantage (including but not limited to financial hardship, significant caring responsibilities, disability or other hardship or disadvantage). Email for an application form.