Brimbank Community Fund Grants

The Brimbank Community Fund held its inaugural grant round in 2015. You can find details successful grant recipients in the links below.

The Brimbank Community Fund Grant Round is current closed.

If you still need financial support for a local initiative please try Brimbank City Council’s 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).

Melbourne’s west was identified in a 2016 report by the Brotherhood of St Laurance as one of Australia’s youth unemployment hotspots, with 17.3% of young people not in employment.

Engaged or Disengaged

In Brimbank, 17.4% were disengaged, compared to the Victorian State average of 15% (Source: Community Indicators Victoria)

Employed or Unemployed

In 2011, 14.2% of the City of Brimbank's labour force aged 15 to 24 years were classed as unemployed compared to 12.3% in Greater Melbourne (Source: Brotherhood of St Laurence Australian youth unemployment hotspots March 2016).

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.