Congratulations to the 2022 Living Local Fund: Community Grants Recipients.

On 12 October 2022, the Victorian Government announced funding to support 190 projects through the 2022 Living Local Fund Community Grants.

Grants between $2,000 and $20,000 each are enabling community organisations to buy equipment and undertake minor building refurbishments and maintenance works that will help them support their local communities.

Applicant Organisation Project Name SuburbProject Description
Access Health and CommunityBBQ EquipmentAshburtonThe project will enable Access Health and Community to purchase equipment for a community BBQ service in their Ashburton office.
Agility Dog Club of Victoria IncKitchen AppliancesAltona NorthThe project will enable the Agility Dog Club to purchase a fridge for club members at the new Pavilion at Crofts Reserve, Altona North.
Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc.Technology UpgradesSt KildaThe project enabled the Alex Read Theatre Group to set-up multiple computer stations for their volunteer team to work from to support the administration, marketing and content creation within their creative hub.
Alkira CentrePurchase of a Food TrailerBox HillThe project will enable the Alkira Centre to purchase a food trailer to provide portable food/coffee service within Box Hill and surrounds.
Altona Miniature Railway IncFurniture UpgradeAltona NorthThe project will enable the Altona Miniature Railway Group to purchase new recycled plastic picnic tables and seating for community use at the venue.
Angliss Neighbourhood HouseTechnology UpgradeFootscrayThe project enabled the Angliss Neighbourhood House to purchase equipment to facilitate the delivery and reporting of quality programs and services to learners and community members experiencing educational and social disadvantage.
Ashburton Community Centre IncTechnology and Building UpgradesAshburtonThe project will enable the Ashburton Community Centre to increase access to the Centre and purchase tech equipment.
Aspendale Lifesaving Swimming and Youth Club IncEquipment UpgradeAspendaleTechnology, a whiteboard, medical equipment for the first aid room and kitchen appliances will be purchased to enhance the Club’s operational capability.
Association Islamic Dakwah in Australia (Victoria) Inc.Technology and Furniture UpgradesAltona NorthThe project will enable the Association to install a PA/sound system and furnish the facility with new tables and chairs. This will allow them to conduct a greater number of activities to benefit residents.
Association of Victorian TrikaliniansBuilding and Kitchen UpgradesHuntingdaleThe project will enable the Association to enhance its building through painting and purchase and installation of new blinds and replacement of cooking appliances.
Attwood House Community CentreTechnology and Furniture UpgradesAttwoodThe project will enable the Attwood House to purchase new technology to support their community along with ergonomic tables.
Australia Light Foundation Inc.Technology and Appliance UpgradesTottenhamThe project enabled the Foundation to upgrade appliances and technology to encourage community engagement and participation after the pandemic. It will also provide resources to encourage active community members to upgrade their skills.
Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights Inc.Building UpgradesFitzroy NorthThis project will deliver minor building upgrades to create a safe space for Muslim women to access services and engage in capacity building. Storage for food boxes will also be purchased.
Avenue Neighbourhood House at Eley Inc.Technology UpgradeBlackburn SouthThe project enabled the Neighbourhood House to purchase laptops to assist in the delivery of services to its communities.
B. W. Community Centre LtdKitchen AppliancesCaulfieldThe project involved the purchase and installation of a commercial dishwasher.
Banyule Support and Information CentreTechnology UpgradeHeidelberg WestThe project enabled the Centre to purchase new laptops and iPads to replace their current paper based system.
Bayside Men's Shed Group IncPurchase of DefibrillatorBeaumarisA 'Defigtech Lifeline View Defibrillator Bundle' were purchased as part of this project.
Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre IncorporatedShelving UpgradeBeaconsfieldThe purchase and installation of new custom shelves have made the existing free book exchange space more inviting, safe and accessible.
Bellfield Community GardenNoticeboard UpgradeBellfieldThe project will enable Bellfield Community Garden to purchase a noticeboard to provide information and promote events to community members.
Beth Weizmann Community Centre IncKitchen UpgradesCaulfieldThe project enabled the purchase of a commercial dishwasher and taps for multiple areas.
Big Group Hug LtdEquipment and Technology UpgradesBundooraThe project enabled the Big Group Hug to purchase technology for volunteers to use, enabling the group to accommodate more volunteers and extend material aid provision.
Box Hill Baptist ChurchPurchase of Air ConditioningBox HillThe project enabled the Box Hill Baptist Church to purchase and install efficient heating and cooling in the multi-use 'The Barn' property to increase usage.
Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual LearningPurchase of TrailerYarra JunctionThe project enabled the Brahma Kumaris Centre to purchase a trailer to assist them in the maintenance of their community garden and broader property.
Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House IncAV System InstallationBerwickThe project will enable the Neighbourhood House to install audio-visual equipment in the main hall to enhance their facility.
Bunyip & District Community HouseTools and EquipmentGarfieldThe project will involve members of the Women’s Shed obtaining the necessary tools and equipment to create a mobile workshop to be used by the current 200+ Women’s Shed members.
Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre Inc.Equipment UpgradesCanterburyThe project will enable the Neighbourhood House to puchase equipment for a range of low cost or free activities including art, wellbeing, and cooking to reconnect with existing community and reach out to new and emerging groups.
Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc.Equipment UpgradesPakenhamThe project enabled the group to purchase equipment for presentations to the public and to provide suitable equipment for volunteers and students to be able to learn about plants.
Carringbush Adult EducationTechnology and Equipment UpgradesRichmondThe project enabled the Centre to enhance learning outcomes and connectivity of students through access to improved technology and equipment.
Caulfield Hebrew Congregation Inc.Technology and Building UpgradesCaulfield NorthThe Congregation's multipurpose room will be upgraded through the purchase and installation of audio-visual equipment and minor building upgrades, including replacing dilapidated windows and window frames and undertaking repairs to cracks in the walls and painting.
Caulfield South Community HouseBuilding UpgradesCaulfield SouthMinor building upgrades will be delivered as part of this project, including painting, electrical upgrades and the purchase of an outdoor blackboard, crockery and cutlery. This will support the development and delivery of a range of social reconnection and rebuilding programs within a dedicated warm and welcoming community gathering space.
CERES INCAV System And Building UpgradesBrunswick EastThe project will enable CERES to upgrade its existing equipment and infrastructure that will support the re-engagement and accessibility of their community spaces.
Chabad on Carlisle (FREE)Kitchen AppliancesBalaclavaA commercial grade stainless steel fridge and freezer will be purchased to service the ever-growing needs of the surrounding community. This will also reduce electrical costs and provide more volunteering opportunities for meal packing.
Child & Family Care NetworkTech EquipmentGlen WaverlyLaptops will be purchased for use at public premises in Glen Waverly to conduct training courses with vulnerable population groups such as recently arrived migrants, underemployed or mothers that return to the workforce after an extended break.
Christ Church Mission IncKitchen Upgrades and EquipmentSt KildaA kitchen upgrade and the purchase of chairs will support the delivery of the Community Food Project. The Community Food Project provides free community meals and emergency food relief to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the City of Port Phillip and surrounding areas.
Cinespace IncEquipment Purchase and Accessibility ImprovementsFootscrayAdditional production equipment for a multicultural community-access arts residency space in the heart of Footscray will be purchased, as well as the installation of a wheelchair access stair lift as a first-floor property.
CityLife Community Care IncorporatedEquipment UpgradesWantirna SouthThe project enabled the group to upgrade its fridges and freezers to larger units to provide clients with greater variety of stock and better visibility of goods available to choose from.
cohealthEquipment UpgradesGlenroyThe project will enable cohealth to fit-out its new clinic spaces with furnishings and play equipment which will improve the service offering and create a child and family friendly environment.
Community Food Marketplace Ltd t/a Melbourne Farmers MarketsPurchase of a GreenhouseAlphingtonThe project will involve the purchase of a greenhouse. This project seeks to link growing food to finished products for sale and donation as fresh and cooked food.
Community Pop-Up Markets Ltd T/A The Community GrocerEquipment UpgradesFitzroyThe project involves an upgrade to point-of-sale systems to understand customers’ shopping preferences, better manage order logistics, improve ordering to reduce waste, and create an even more dignified shopping experience for those in need of more affordable fresh produce and those accessing food relief.
Cranbourne Casey Men’s ShedTools and EquipmentCranbourneThe project involves the purchase of tools and equipment to enable an increased ability to respond to local community groups requests for assistance and provide better quality outcomes.
Cranbourne Community House Inc.Technology UpgradesCranbourneThe project enabled the Community House to purchase iPads that will be used across all program areas and support groups to enable the community to be able to access training.
Croydon Hills Community Care Inc.Purchase of TrailerCroydon HillsThe project enabled the group to purchase a dual axle box trailer for delivery of community and individual projects.
Cultivating Community Inc.Program EquipmentRichmondThe project will enable the group to purchase small cooking and serving equipment for a newly upgraded kitchen, as well as a shared interactive mobile white board facility.
Dallas Neighbourhood House Assoc IncEquipment UpgradesDallasThe project will enable the group to purchase equipment that will transition pre-packed emergency relief food into a 'shop' set-up where recipients can choose their own items.
Dandenong Community and Learning CentreProgram Equipment and Technology UpgradeDandenongThe project will enable the Centre to support the delivery of community programs by providing equipment including laptops, tools and kitchen equipment.
Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural CentreTechnology UpgradesUpweyThe project will involve the purchase and installation of a Digital Projector for Burrinja Theatre, suitable for large scale theatre use by local school and community groups. This will greatly enhance the experience for young performers and community, and act as a cost saving measure (avoiding hire of equipment) for struggling charities, schools and NFP groups.
Discovery Community CareFurniture and Building UpgradesMount EvelynThe project will enable the group to install island bench cupboards and a dining table to facilitate connection and the participation of people experiencing social isolation in the Yarra Ranges.
Donvale Living & Learning Centre IncFurniture and Technology UpgradesDonvaleThe project will provide a more engaging and accessible classroom experience with audio-visual equipment and a safer learning environment for the students with new furnishings.
Down Syndrome Association of Vic IncTechnology UpgradeNorth MelbourneThe project will enable the group to purchase laptops for the impactful support and dynamic engagement of Victorians with Down Syndrome. The new laptops will help facilitate connection, capacity, access and participation.
Down's Community FarmSolar Battery InstallationSeafordThe project will enable the group to install an additional 12kWh of solar battery storage capacity to provide reliable power for healthy cooking workshops, food storage and preparation, community events and activities.
DPV Health LtdKitchen AppliancesEppingThe project will enable the organisation to purchase appliances for three renovated social support rooms at Meadow Heights. This site provides services to seniors who are usually isolated from the community.
Dromana Bay LSCPurchase of TrailerDromanaThe project will enable the group to purchase a new Inflatable Rescue Boat trailer for life saving services, improving rescue capabilities beyond the red and yellow flags.
Duke Street Community HouseKitchen EquipmentSunshineThe project will enable the Community House to install new appliances in their refurbished kitchen, and purchase new crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.
Eltham and District Woodworkers Inc.Equipment UpgradesYarrambatThe project replaced equipment, specifically a table saw and bandsaw plus attachments, to enable the Woodworkers to better service the return of members post-COVID and continued work in the community.
Eltham Toy Library Inc.Equipment UpgradesElthamThe project replaced a number of worn out toys with newer ones, focusing on toys that aid in childhood development. New toys are critical to being able to attract members and keep the service running.
Emerald Community House IncPurchase Of Solar PanelsEmeraldThe project will enable the Community House to purchase solar panels.
Essendon Baptist Community MinistriesProgram And Kitchen EquipmentEssendonThe project will enable the organisation to update the equipment that their volunteers use when working as a team in the food recovery and distribution program to better enable social and practical connection with all users.
Ethnic Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria LimitedProgram EquipmentBrunswickPolyfonix is a new podcast and radio service for younger people and new and emerging communities. The project will enable the group to purchase new equipment for its studio and to support this new radio service.
Family Access NetworkProgram EquipmentBox HillThe project will enable the Network to improve its facility amd in turn, increase the capacity of young people’s independent living skills, increased participation and access in the community.
Family LifeBuilding Upgrades and EquipmentDandenongThe project will enable the group to undertake a minor refurbishment and purchase new equipment.
Family LifeTechnology Upgrade and FurnishingsRosebudThe project enabled the group to purchase iPad stands, tables, chairs, whiteboards and a device charging unit to support its service.
Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning CentreBuilding and Technology UpgradesFlemingtonThe project enabled the Centre to purchase new chairs, a couch, carpet tiles and laptops to further support their services to local communities.
Free To LtdKitchen EquipmentNorthcoteKitchen equipment will be purchased to underpin the delivery of training, workshops and cultural celebrations and events for new and emerging communities in Melbourne.
Friends of Karkarook Park IncProgram EquipmentHeathertonThe project will enable the purchase of two feather banners and a marquee both with appropriate signage for use within the park during activities. The project will also enable the purchase of technology to assist in the administration and social media promotion of the Friends of Karkarook Park and its activities.
Friends of Refugees IncorporatedBuilding and Equipment UpgradesSpringvaleThe project will involve the purchase of a new split system and installation of blinds to make the main community space more comfortable for staff, volunteers and visitors. The project will also enable the  installation of new storage cupboards and technology items that will enhance adult and children education programs.
Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre IncEquipment UpgradesOrmondNew equipment, such as whiteboards, noticeboards, a printer and touchscreens will be purchased to furnish two additional learning spaces. These learning spaces will address the growing need for additional programs for migrant and vulnerable learners.
Glen Park Community Centre IncFurnishings and Equipment UpgradesGlen ParkThe project enabled the group to fit out and provide a dedicated space suitable to host and support community groups established to reconnect community after COVID-19.
Glenroy Neighbourhood Learning CentreFurnishings and Equipment UpgradesGlenroyThe project will enable the Centre to expand its current services and be able to offer more programs/classes and opportunities to host community events through the purchase of tables, chairs, lectern, microphone, microwave, scanner and privacy blinds.
GREEK ARCHDIOSE OF AUSTRALIAFurnishingsSouth YarraThe project involved the purchase of new tables and chairs to support the safe use for all users, in particular local elderly community members.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Melbourne DistrictKitchen EquipmentSouth YarraThe project will involve the purchase of new kitchen equipment and appliances for a newly established volunteer-based feeding program to address food insecurity in Melbourne's central and south-eastern suburbs.
Greenhills Neighbourhood HouseKitchen and Building UpgradesGreensboroughBlinds, cooking equipment and kitchen equipment will be purchased to provide accessible programming all year round.
Heathmont East Pre School AssociationTechnology UpgradeHeathmontThe project will enable the purchase of technology for children to use for a language program.
Hiechal Hatorah IncEquipment UpgradeSt Kilda EastChairs, tables, a warmer tray and an urn will be purchased to support community programs such as father and son learning experiences and other youth programs.
Highett Neighbourhood Community HouseFurnishings and Program EquipmentHighettThe project will support the 'Nourish Dinners' free program promoting social engagement and community connectedness for all community members across Bayside. The group will be able to purchase a TV and wall mount, chairs, tables and oven.
HimiloBBQ Equipment and TechnologyHeidelberg WestThe project will enable the group to purchase equipment and resources to improve community connection, engagement with health, social and employment services.
Hyde Street Youth Band IncEquipment UpgradesMaribyrnongA number of musical instruments will be purchased to ensure all children have free access to instruments. A printer, PA system and computer will also support smooth administrative functioning and maximise connection with audiences at high profile public events.
Inner Eastern Local Learning Employment NetworkTech EquipmentSt KildaCameras, tripods and a television were be purchased to link users to employment, education, mental health, housing and other community services.
Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau INCBureau UpgradesNorthcoteKitchen appliances will be upgraded and a portable ramp and wheelchair will be purchased and used for seniors’ lunches. A blind will also be installed in the parent’s room so it can be used in summer.
Islamic Council of Victoria Inc.Technology and Cleaning EquipmentWest MelbourneThe project will enable the purchase and installation of a projector and purchase of cleaning equipment.
Jamieson Way Community Centre IncPurchase Of TechnologyPoint CookThe project involved the purchase of technology to assist in the delivery of programs and services.
Japara Neighbourhood House IncCommunity Kitchen UpgradeKilsythThe project will involve updating the kitchen of the House, purchasing outdoor tables, seating and a noticeboard to facilitate community awareness and engagement in community meals, food security initiatives and education, recreation and support programs.
Jesuit Social Services LimitedPurchase of Ceramics KilnCollingwoodThe project will enable the replacement of an inoperable ceramics kiln.  The new kiln will maintain programs for at-risk young people, expand connections with local artist communities, and meet current and future demand for community workshops.
Jika Jika Community CentreBike Shed ConstructionNorthcoteThe project will enable the construction of a shed for bike repairs and purchase of bike repair equipment. The focus will be on supporting young people to learn bike repair skills with a view to future employment in this growing industry.
Kali Mata Mandir Craigieburn INCCommunity Kitchen EquipmentCraigieburnThe project will involve the installation of a community kitchen for members and the community. The kitchen will support ongoing activities, including festivals, cultural celebrations, food relief and other community activities and events.
Kensington Neighbourhood HouseBuilding and Technology UpgradesKensingtonThe project involved the purchase of laptops for programs, the repair and painting of internal doors/frames and stair handrails. The works improved the public spaces for community members.
Kerrie Neighbourhood House IncChildren's Play Equipment UpgradeGlen WaverlyChildren's play equipment and books, as well as outdoor paint and equipment will be purchased to improve a playground space and support the growth of the Kerrie Rd Playgroup. The upgrade of equipment will improve the space, provide better offerings for the community and assist in creating social connections through the facilitation of an inclusive Playgroup.
Kevin Heinze Garden Centre IncAV System InstallationDoncasterThe project involved the purchase and installation of audio visual equipment in the Kevin Heinze Grow meeting room to facilitate internal meetings and training presentations with staff and volunteers.  The equipment provides a fit-for-purpose meeting and presentation space to host external community groups.
Kew Neighbourhood Learning CentreOutdoor Area UpgradeKewThe project will enable the transformation of an unused yard into a Garden Cafe through the construction of a greenhouse and gazebo and the purchase of outdoor blinds, tables and chairs, paint and screens and garden storage shed. Revitalising the yard with café furniture and a greenhouse will create a special place adjacent to the café for the local community to use for socialising and participate in growing and cooking fresh produce.
Keysborough Learning CentreKitchen RefurbishmentKeysboroughThe project will involve the refurbishment and upgrade of the community kitchen to a commercial kitchen that can serve as a community and teaching kitchen for the Safe Food handling courses and volunteer training for the Emergency Food Relief program.
Khalsa Darbar Inc.Kitchen UpgradesMicklehamThe project will involve the upgrade of the kitchen to cater to the needs of the community through wok burners and hot plates, benchtops, double fryer and instant hot water system.
Khalsa Shaouni IncKitchen UpgradesPlumptonThe project will involve the upgrade of the kitchen to cater to the needs of the community through wok burners and hot plates, benchtops, double fryer and instant hot water system.
Kids First Australia (formally Children's Protection Society)Program EquipmentWollertThe project will support the Coffee Club which offers a space of connection for parents and caregivers of children attending the Kids First kindergartens and provide parents and caregivers with information, parenting support and increase accessibility to the local community.
Kingston Toy Library IncorporatedShelving UpgradeMordiallocPurpose-built shelving were purchased and installed to improve the storage in, safety of and access to the maintenance room.
Klabb Ghannejja Maltin Inc.Kitchen UpgradeSt AlbansThe project will improve the kitchen facilities and will change the opportunities for volunteering, and the activities that the organisation can host.
Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House Inc.Acoustic Equipment and Accessibility ImprovementsAlbionThe project involved the purchase and installation of acoustic equipment and accessible program furniture.
Kurdish Democratic Community Centre of Victoria IncKitchen Appliances and TechnologyPascoe ValeThe project will enable the group to purchase a range of technology (computer and audio-visual) and kitchen appliances to strengthen and extend the Centre’s popular and varied community activities. These include programs for children and young people using computer and audio-visual equipment, and cooking programs popular with seniors.
L2R Dance Inc.Program EquipmentFootscrayThe project will involve the purchase of IT equipment and electrical appliances to optimise the creative workshop and professional development experiences for disadvantaged young people.
Laverton Community Integrated Services IncKitchen AppliancesLavertonThe project will involve the purchase of fridges and freezers for the Emergency Relief Program to increase the space for more meals.
Lilian Cannam Kindergarten IncOutdoor Area Upgrade and EquipmentSouth MelbourneThe project will involve the establishment of a kitchen garden space within the kindergarten, where children are able grow their own fruit and vegetables and prepare and share meals from the produce they grow.
Lions Club of Taylors LakesPurchase of a PA System and AccessoriesTaylors LakesThe project will involve the purchase of a PA system, suitable for use with bands, entertainers and performers in an outdoor setting.
Living & Learning IncFurnishings and Sound System UpgradePakenhamThe project will involve the purchase of new furniture for a community room to provide a comfortable and safe meeting space and a sound system for community groups to use for cultural events and activities.
Living and Learning at Ajani IncorporatedKitchen Appliances and Storage UpgradeTemplestowe LowerTo increase participation, the project will enable the group to purchase another stand mixer for cooking classes and lockable cabinets used for storage in common areas for staff and volunteers to access resources.
Louis Joel Arts & Community CentreProgram EquipmentAltonaThe project will enable the Centre to purchase iPads and tables that will enable digital access and co-design activities.
Maltese Association Hobsons Bay Inc.Upgrade of Photocopier MachineAltona NorthThe project will enable the Association to upgrade its photocopier machine.
Management Committee Coonara Community House IncPurchase of Touch Screen KiosksUpper Ferntree GullyThe project enabled the Community House to purchase touch screen kiosks to support their service.
Marriott Support ServicesNew Sensory RoomCheltenhamA sensory room at Glen Eira Leisure will be delivered as part of this project. A sensory room is a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides people with special needs with personalized sensory input.  It supports users to calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared to interact with their environment and participate in activities.
Melbourne Community Toy Library IncToy Library ImprovementsCarltonThe project will enable upgrades to technology, tea and coffee facilities and seating and meeting spaces. This will improve the functionality of the toy library spaces to address safety and accessibility issues, solve storage challenges and improve member, volunteer and staff experience and capacity to run the organisation.
Monash Precinct Network LimitedAV and IT EquipmentMulgraveThe project will enable the purchase of AV and IT equipment to run a program of events connecting members of industry, education, research and government for networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing leading to innovation, economic benefit and job creation in the Monash Precinct region.
Moonee Valley Legal Service IncTechnology And Equipment LibraryAscot ValeThis project will outfit a Community Content Creation Hub, equipping Moonee Valley Legal Service (MVLS) and community partners at the Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) with technology to produce community resources (infographics, posters, podcasts, and videos). It will also create an Equipment Library from which community groups based on public housing estates may borrow.
Moongala Women’s Collective IncProgram EquipmentBentleigh EastThe project will involve the purchase of laptops, tables and chairs to creating a gentle, welcoming gathering/learning/connecting space.
Mooroolbark Men's Shed Inc.Technology And Kitchen EquipmentMooroolbarkThe project involved the purchase of technology and kitchen equipment to support people in the community who are at risk of isolation and loneliness.
Mooroolbark Uniting Church (St. Margaret’s)Purchase of ChairsMooroolbarkThe project will involve the replacement of seating in the three halls with updated ergonomically appropriate chairs of modern design suitable for the wide variety of activities which take place.
Mordialloc Community Centre IncAV System UpgradesParkdaleThe project involved the installation of an audio-visual system into one of the multi-use spaces.
Mordialloc Men's Shed IncorporatedTechnology And Equipment UpgradesMordiallocThe project enabled the purchase of new stackable chairs and a new laptop.
Merri-bek City Band Inc.Program EquipmentBrunswick EastThe project will involve the purchase of a solar storage battery and digital projector, screen and digital sound mix device for live performances.
Mornington Men's Shed IncProgram Equipment and TrailerMorningtonThe project will involve the purchase of equipment and trailer to support the Men's Shed.
Multicultural Sudanese CentreTech EquipmentFlemingtonThe project will involve the purchase of a projector to support the programs and help students to participate in homework club, family information sessions and display of artworks. It will also involve the purchase of laptops to help students improve their academic education in Maths, Science and English.
Newport RSL Sub Branch Inc.Purchase of Air ConditioningNewportThe project will enable the group to replace its air conditioning to restore confidence for members and guests to reconnect in safety.
North Cyprus Turkish Association of VictoriaKitchen And Program EquipmentAlbionThe project will involve the renewal of essential equipment, and undertake minor maintenance work at the centre. This will include the replacement of the dishwasher, stove, sink tap kitchen cupboards and bench-top, urn and a PA system.
North Melbourne Language and LearningProgram EquipmentNorth MelbourneThe project will enable improvements and purchase of new equipment to the outdoor area which will make the space more useable.
Northern and Inner Melbourne Multiple Birth AssociationPurchase of FurnishingsBrunswick WestThe project will involve the purchase of tables and chairs, mirror and foam mats.
Northern Community Church of ChristPurchase of Multifunction PhotocopierPrestonThe project involved the purchase of a multifunction photocopier.
Nunawading Toy LibraryPortable Play EquipmentNunawadingThe project will involve the removal of aging and unsafe playground structure and replacement with portable equipment that can be utilised through the borrowing service.
Oakgrove Community CentreAV and Program EquipmentNarre Warren SouthThe project enhanced the Community Hall by purchasing and installing audio visual equipment and a portable stage and projector for community use.
Olinda Community HouseAV System And Lighting RigOlindaThe project will involve the installation of an audio system and lighting rig for community and public events.  This new system will increase community connection and participation, as well as improve facilities for the community to use.
Olinda Community HouseAV System UpgradesOlindaAn audio system will be installed for community and public events.
Open Table Inc.Program EquipmentCoburgThe project will expand the food waste educational program, empowering more individuals to reduce their food waste through proper food storage, planning and cooking techniques.
Orana Neighbourhood House IncAV Equipment UpgradesWantirna SouthThe project will involve upgrading the existing audio visual/presentation equipment. This will improve the quality of community workshops and adult education classes.
Outlook (Aust) LtdFurnishings and Minor UpgradesPakenhamThe facility will be repainted and furnished to create a welcoming, safe and functionable experience. Accessible toilet facilities will also be delivered as part of this project
Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and VictoriaPurchase of Evaporative Cooling UnitBayswaterThe project involved the purchase and installation of an evaporative cooling unit to replace the existing system which had stopped functioning.
Parkinson’s Victoria LimitedElectronic EquipmentWerribeeThe project will enable the group to purchase electronic equipment including a laptop.
Philippine- Australian Foundation (Victoria) Inc.Carpet Replacement and Program EquipmentFootscrayThe project involved the replacement of carpeting and purchase and installation of an air conditioner and dishwasher to support social support activities to elderly, disabled members of the community and organizations that use it for meetings and socialization.
Point Cook Library of ThingsShelving and Program EquipmentPoint CookThe project will enable the installation of additional shelving and purchase of electronic equipment.
Port Phillip Community Group LtdMinor Refurbishments and Program EquipmentSt KildaThe project will enable minor refurbishments and purchase of new and replacement items.
Port Phillip Men’s Shed AssociationProgram EquipmentSouth MelbourneThe project will involve the purchase of a new Bandsaw for the Men’s Shed.
Power Neighbourhood House IncProgram Equipment and Extension of Community HallAshwoodThe project will involve the extension of the small community hall with a kitchenette which needs appliances and utensils.  The project will also involve the purchase of two laptops and a defibrillator.
Preston Neighbourhood House IncPurchase of ComputersPrestonThe project involved the purchase of computer systems that enable the provision of free and low-cost computer classes for disadvantaged adult learners in Darebin.
Project Respect FitzroyProgram EquipmentFitzroyThe project will enable the purchase of furnishings, planter boxes, kitchen appliances, hot/cold fan and wall art, air purifier, cleaning equipment and electrical cords for Project Respect’s community programs for women and gender diverse people with experience in the sex industry.
Queen Victoria Women's Centre TrustProgram EquipmentMelbourneThe project will enable the purchase of tables, fridge and video conferencing camera and minor building works. This will allow the Millarri Murnmut space to expand its service for disadvantaged communities and various community activities.
Reynard Street Neighbourhood House IncGardening EquipmentCoburgGardening equipment and art materials were purchased to support the reactivation of the Reynard Street Community Garden (RSCG). This increases access by the local community for social connection, participation and learning.
Ringwood Men’s ShedFurnishingsRingwoodThe project enabled the purchase of café style furniture (chairs and tables) for the lounge area to replace old, unstable and unwieldy donated goods. This improves the safety and comfort of members in catering and social activities and release workshop spaces for new members.
Sacred Heart Mission IncKitchen EquipmentSt KildaThe project will involve the purchase of a new commercial dishwasher and food mixer for Sacred Heart Mission’s Dining Hall kitchen to assist the Meals Program, which reaches 7,000 community members annually.
Scope (Aust) LtdEquipment UpgradesBentleigh EastEquipment, such as arts and craft supplies, sensory oils, a SmartTV, iPad, camera, Bluetooth speakers, camera and laptop will be purchased to provide low stimulation music in all key program areas, and properly outfit the IT, kitchen, and art/craft rooms to increase participation in activities within the centre and community. This will contribute to a more holistic environment for people with disability.
Scouts Victoria - 3rd Heathmont BranchFurnishings and Program EquipmentHeathmontThe project will involve the purchase of desk chairs, TV screens and tablets, sensory chairs and a pressure washer.
Selby Community HouseEquipment and Building UpgradesSelbyTo offer vital services to the most vulnerable in the community particularly during hardship, crisis or emergencies, a generator, oven and dryer will be purchased, and shower facilities upgraded.
Seventh Gallery Inc.Tech and Program EquipmentRichmondThe construction of an outdoor storage box/shed, office refurbishment and a demountable screen as part of this project will permanently free up a studio for community use, and create a new outdoor screening facility.
Seville Community Group IncProgram Equipment and FurnishingsSevilleThe project will enable the purchase of tables,  trolleys, refrigerator, projector and screen which will support community activities.
SisterWorks IncorporatedKitchen EquipmentAbbotsfordA convection oven, freezer, dishwasher, trolley, canopy and fan will be purchased and installed at SisterWorks. The project will increase the effectiveness of hospitality training, capacity of SisterWorks Production and number of sisters gaining new, transferable skills.
Somali Community IncTech EquipmentFlemingtonComputers and printers will be purchased as part of this project to provide a better working space for volunteers. The space will allow young people to work on their education, employment goals and access support in a local, free of charge space.
Sorrento Community Centre IncTech EquipmentSorrentoAn interactive screen, computer, click share conference set, camera, microphone, speakers and installation were purchased as part of this project, along with telephones.
South Kingsville Community CentreKitchen EquipmentSouth KingsvilleThe project enabled the purchase of new kitchen equipment to meet the centre's growing needs.
Springvale Neighbourhood House IncTech EquipmentSpringvaleLaptops and charging stations will be purchased as part of this project.
St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) IncTraining and Meeting Hub EquipmentNotting HillThe project will involve the purchase of equipment to ensure volunteers are fully equipped and trained to best serve the Victorian community, as First Responders and Community Transport Officers.
St Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church Inc.Program EquipmentSydenhamChairs, an oven and freezer will be purchased to better cater to the community.
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Parish Association VICAV System PurchaseThornburyAn audio visual system will be purchased and installed in the community centre as part of this project.
St. Sebastian Seniors AssociationProgram EquipmentKeilor DownsThe capacity and capability to service the community were increased by acquiring a laptop, printers and associated equipment. In doing so, the group can foster greater social connection across the community and combat the social challenges associated with older age.
Sunbury Art Society IncorporatedProgram EquipmentSunburyThe project involved the purchase of program equipment to replace ageing and outdated picture framing equipment.
Sunbury Neighbourhood House IncEquipment PurchaseSunburyHeight adjustable tables and chairs, laptops, vacuum cleaners, a CD player, LED foyer lighting, fans and the replacement of children's resources will all be supported through this project. This will support vulnerable members of the community
Sunbury Toy Library Inc.Purchse of LaptopSunburyA new laptop will be purchased to assist with recording borrowed items and managing memberships.
Sussex Neighbourhood House - Pascoe ValeTech EquipmentPascoe ValeA firewall and network switch upgrade, Telstra 4G booster upgrade and a Wi-Fi upgrade were purchased as part of this project.
Tara Centre for Wisdom Culture IncKitchen AppliancesBrighton EastA fridge and dishwasher were purchased to support social gatherings.
The Basin Community HouseTech EquipmentThe BasinA short throw projector and wall mount were purchased and installed in the community room to support meetings, online classes and interactive activities. Outdated laptops were also replaced as part of this project.
The Iramoo Community Centre IncPurchase of ComputersWyndham ValeComputers were purchased to better meet the community’s needs.
The Lost Dogs' HomeAgility EquipmentNorth MelbourneAgility equipment will be purchased as part of this project for the ‘meet and greet’ yard, where prospective adopters can meet and interact with the dogs.
The Macedonian Orthodox Church Diocese of Australia and New ZealandKitchen EquipmentSydenhamA dishwasher and oven will be purchased as part of this project, to implement a community kitchen in a participant driven and capacity building model that empowers community members.
The Melbourne Vinayagar Hindu Sangam IncProgram Equipment and FurnishingsThe BasinThe project will involve the purchase of chair trolleys, chairs and roller bearing poly wheels for the canteen.
The Scout Association of Australia Victorian BranchGalada Kindergarten Equipment UpgradesEppingAs part of this project, ageing equipment, such as a BBQ, fridge, freezer, gear trolley, design and play STEAM kit and cooking set will be replaced, to help support and implement programs in a safe and inclusive space.
The Scouts Association of Australia - Victoria BranchPurchase of TrailerWonga ParkA replacement trailer for the Scout Group were purchased to facilitate access to and from youth activities.
The Social StudioPurchase of Sewing MachineCollingwoodThe project enabled the purchase of lockstitch sewing machines for use by the dozens of refugee youth who access The Social Studio’s creative community studio.
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of TorturePurchase of Air Conditioning Cassette UnitsBrunswickAir conditioning cassette units were purchased to improve air quality and amenity in a large training room.
Turkish Elderly and Pensioners Association IncTech EquipmentThomastownThe project will enable the purchase of laptops, a mobile phone and multi-function printer to allow volunteers to organise and provide more social opportunities and increase community connections for Turkish seniors. Volunteers will also be able to assist Turkish seniors with limited English and little or no computer access with online activities/communication that they would otherwise not be able to access.
U3A Darebin IncDesktop Computer UpgradesFairfieldThe project involved the purchase of computers to enable effective communication with members, manage enrolments and produce publicity and other marketing material more efficiently and effectively.
U3A Knox Inc.Purchase of LaptopsFerntree GullyThe project enabled the purchase of laptops to upgrade ageing computers and manage an increasing membership and classes/activities, as well as making communications with members more efficient.
U3A Merri-bek IncProgram EquipmentBrunswickThe project will enable the purchase of laptops, catering equipment, a mobile phone, easels and Bluetooth speaker.
U3A Mornington, IncProgram EquipmentMorningtonThe project will enable the purchase of laptops, art easels, a TV, wireless headset and chairs to better respond to the needs of members who are all seniors.
Vermont South Community House IncFurnishing UpgradesVermont SouthFurniture, rugs, crockery, cutlery, glassware, tablecloths, a stainless steel workbench, electric hob and dishwasher will all be purchased, creating vibrant community spaces and activities and enabling greater social connections and volunteer participation.
Victorian Men's Shed AssociationTech EquipmentDandenong SouthThe purchase of laptops and hardware equipment support the provision of digital literacy training to the community.
Wallara Australia LTDGarden EquipmentBaxterThe purchase of wicking bed systems will improve the vegetable growing area with accessible and sustainable growing beds. Produce would also be used in the Centre’s café, with excess being donated back to the local community.
Watsonia 50’s Plus Club IncTech EquipmentWatsoniaThe purchase of an overhead projector will assist with disseminating various forms of information to elderly members and a new colour printed will provide a hard copy of information to people who do not always have access to technology.
Waverley Woodworkers IncTech EquipmentGlen WaverlyA computer and AV and security equipment will be purchased as part of this project.
West Footscray Neighbourhood House Association IncGarden UpgradeWest FootscrayThe garden space were upgraded as part of this project, enabling the group to expand program offerings. This included purchasing outdoor furniture, storage, shade cloth and fixtures.
Western Port Men's ShedProgram EquipmentBitternThe project enabled a new refrigerator and computer to be purchased.
Whittlesea Men's Shed IncorporatedProgram EquipmentWhittleseaAn appliance tester, thermal printer and labels and test leads will be purchased so that all electrically operated power tools in the Shed can be used safely by all the members.
Wholefoods Unwrapped Collective Moreland IncKitchen EquipmentBrunswickAn oven, fridge, dishwasher, induction cooktop, fridge and freezer were purchased for the Wholefoods Unwrapped Collective, supporting disadvantaged community members to make culturally appropriate, diverse and delicious food.
Willum Warrain Aboriginal AssociationFurnishingsHastingsThe project enabled the purchase of a table with bench seats.
Women's CircusProgram EquipmentFootscrayThe purchase of circus trapezes, portable speakers, a fridge and coffee and trestle tables as part of this project enabled the replacement of worn-out circus equipment and furniture to better activate spaces in the building.
Women's Support NetworkProgram EquipmentSunshineThe project enabled the purchase of yoga and art equipment, a Wi-Fi notebook and speakers to support a mental health and wellbeing project for women in Brimbank.
Woori Community HouseProgram EquipmentWoori YallockThe purchase of floor cabinetry with locks will increase the amount of storage space in the House for program activities, staff, and community members. The project will also enable the upgrade of desktop computers used for training delivery and administration stations and a projector for use in programs.
Yarraville Community Centre Inc.Purchase of ComputersYarravilleNew desktop computers will replace old ones in the lab as they have reached end-of-life.
Young Yeshivah Victoria Inc.Equipment and Shed UpgradeSt Kilda EastChairs will be replaced and a new storage area built to allow more space for events and storage needs, ensuring programs can grow to improve social connection and participation in events, services and programs offered to the community.

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