About the Brimbank Community Fund

‘For Brimbank forever’

The Brimbank Community Fund offers a smart and sustainable way of tackling our community’s most pressing social issues. It is a charitable fund account providing a permanent, growing source of much-needed support for our community.

The fund is led by an independent voluntary committee of passionate local leaders in partnership with Brimbank City Council and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Set up in 2009 the fund has gradually increased in size and now distributed annual grants to local charities. Our current granting priority is to fund program and projects that address issues around youth unemployment, education and wellbeing.

Why We Exist

Our vision - Brimbank is a fair, resilient and connected community that is not limited by the effects of inequality and disadvantage

Brimbank has a proud history and a bright future, but we know there are significant pockets of social disadvantage in our community.

Higher than average disengagement from education, unemployment, health and other social issues mean that we need to work hard to support our most vulnerable community members.[1]

As Brimbank undergoes strong population growth and increased pressure on infrastructure and services, we are working with local charities to fund local grassroots solutions.

 

What We Do

We bring together local residents, businesses and services to contribute to the long term resilience, equality and connectedness of our community.

We do this by growing a perpetual community fund through tax deductible donations and disperse the annual interest as grants to local charities.

Money donated to the fund stays in the fund forever and the annual interest accrued is used to support local charities working with some of Brimbank’s most vulnerable residents. The bigger the fund, the more we can distribute as grants each year.

Our Targets

Community Philanthropy is achieving global success and we believe it can have real and lasting impact on the Brimbank community for generations to come.

We've set ourselves ambitious fundraising goals and want to raise the profile of the fund through community events and encourage more local support.

Our Success Stories

Over the last two years we have been able to disperse grants to local organisations working with young people.

Contact Us

Brimbank Community Fund C/- Brimbank City Council
301 Hampshire Rd
Sunshine 3020
Email: CommunityFund@brimbank.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9249 4044

The Brimbank Community Fund is a sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and is proudly supported by Brimbank City Council.