The Ballarat Connected Communities grant was gratefully received by Meals for Change. The grant resulted in over 500 visits and in excess of 700 meals being enjoyed by Meals for Change members. In addition to recipients benefitting from the program, the fact that recipients had a purpose to converse with others during periods of isolation positively impacted some members’ mental health. The grant was also appreciated by small business owners as the beneficiaries of the Meals for Change members’ patronage throughout COVID-19.
Jenny Pollard, Meals for Change CoordinatorLearn More
The Ballarat Football Umpires Association is very grateful for the funding provided by Ballarat Connected Communities to support the health and wellbeing of our team, particularly during the Covid environment. In such difficult times, we were able to facilitate sessions focused on identifying the mental health within our group, building a strong and resilient team and strengthening our culture. This support has made a significant positive difference to our community.
Deb Sleep, PresidentLearn More
Ballarat Connected Communities recently granted Ballarat Pony Club funds to purchase a new set of Horizon Show Jumps, providing members with exposure to modern, bright showjumping equipment which enabled them to improve their equestrian skills.Learn More
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Funding was recently granted to the Kids Foundation which enabled the publication of 'SeeMore Bug Safety; the tiny germs we can't see'. The book, distributed through early learning centres in regional Ballarat, ensured children were educated through the COVID-19 pandemic about hygiene best practice including healthy eating and hand washing.Learn More