The 2018 Brimbank Community Fund Grants round is now open!
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.