Previous Recipients

Learmonth Pony Club

The Ballarat Connected Communities grant enabled the Learmonth Pony Club to purchase of portable yards, ensuring the continuation of a safe environment for members. This enabled the club to accommodate increased membership, including those with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities.

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Napoleons Cricket Club

Funding for Napoleons Cricket Club allowed the club to offer 5 scholarships to local schools. The scholarships were offered to primary school children which facilitated the smooth transition from primary school into secondary education and allowed students to continue to pursue cricket in a safe and community focused club.

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Funding granted to SpringFest enabled the event to continue to reach over 35,000 people including 530 stall holders. An iconic event, SpringFest provides the Ballarat community an opportunity to come together whilst attracting other regional community members.

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Sovereign Knights

Sovereign Knights used their grant to develop and provide an 'at home kit' for children to continue their love for basketball throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst keeping them active and engaged in the sport and developing their skills. The kits included a basketball, polo shirt, drink bottle and sports bag.

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Victoria Bowling Club

The Ballarat Connected Communities grant contributed towards the upgrade of the kitchen at Victoria Bowling Club, enabling the club to continue to host community members. The club continues to build their vibrant community and is used by grounds such as Morning Melodies, Ballarat County and Western Music Association, Ballarat Multi-cultural Council and CWA Victoria.

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