The 2018 Brimbank Community Fund Grants is now closed!
Applications closed 5pm Thursday 31 May.
- You can still read the 2018 Grantseeker Guidelines for more information about this grant round.
You can find details successful grant recipients in the links below.
If you still need financial support for a local initiative please try our annual Community Grants Program.
Our Current Focus
The Brimbank Community Fund focuses on supporting initiatives that seek to improve education, employment and well-being outcomes and unlock the potential of Brimbank’s young people (up to 25 years old).
According to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, 2016, Brimbank is the third most disadvantaged LGA in the State.
Youth Unemployment in the West
Melbourne’s west was identified in a 2018 report by the Brotherhood of St Laurence as one of Australia’s youth unemployment hotspots, with 18.7% of young people not in employment. This figure has risen from 17.3% in 2016.
In 2016, 51% of Brimbank residents aged 15 years and over had no qualification, compared to 39% for Greater Melbourne.
Disengagement from education and unemployment can have significant affect young people’s physical and mental wellbeing and social connection.
The Brimbank Community Fund is a sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and is proudly supported by Brimbank City Council.