Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Box Hill Burwood’s Community Grants program for 2021 has now closed and is no longer accepting applications. 



How to apply: Complete the application form, attach all relevant quotes and a copy of your most recent Annual Report.

Maximum grant: $2,000.00

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 April 2021 – by 5pm.

  • Applicants will be contacted by 14 April 2021 and informed if successful or unsuccessful.
  • Successful applicants will be required to give a short presentation at our Community Grants Presentation Night on Tuesday 20 April 2021. 

2021 Community Grant Application Form (PDF)
2021 Community Grant Application Form (Word)

Please return completed application forms, together with a copy of your Annual Report, by close of business on above-mentioned closing date addressed to:

Community Services Coordinator
Rotary Club of Box Hill Burwood
PO Box 59
BOX HILL   VIC  3128

If you have any queries regarding the Community Grants initiative or wish to submit an application by email, please contact Rotarian Tim Lynn on email 



Eligibility for funding through Community Grants is dependent on the following criteria:

  • The organization must be an existing group delivering community service within, or nearby, the environs of the Box Hill area
  • The organization should be incorporated and have published an annual report and accounts within the previous twelve month period
  • Preference will be given to projects that support persons in need, particularly in the areas of youth, the elderly, or persons with physical or intellectual disabilities
  • Funding is to be for a specific program, project, or piece of equipment, but not for normal recurrent expenditure items
  • Strict accounting rules apply to ensure that the funds were spent in accordance with the grant submission. Photographic or written evidence of completion needs to be submitted to the Community Services Coordinator upon completion of your nominated project
  • The Rotary Club reserves the right not to disburse funds, in part or at all, if suitable submissions are not received
  • Grants will not be confirmed until a suitable interview has been conducted with intended recipients
  • Relationships forged with applicants, whether successful or not, could lead to alternative support projects being developed between the two organizations

General Information

The total allocation for distribution through our Community Service grants initiative in any one year is decided upon annually by the Board, as is the maximum grant allocation per project.


The Rotary Club of Box Hill’s 2018/19 Community Grants initiative supported a total of 10 local community organizations, to the value of $15,314.

Community Grant Recipients for 2019 were:

Organisation Name  Project Name Brief Project Description
Avenue Neighbourhood House @Eley Support Adolescents To Reengage With Education Four iPads and protective cases to enhance the digital literacy and capabilities of ReFresh students
Box Hill Area Community Information and Support Reception Security Upgrade Enhance security of the centre’s reception area used to support of vulnerable people through provision of emergency relief, advocacy and support
Box Hill Area Toy Library Improving Our Baby Toys Purchase of baby toy equipment to enhance early learning and development of infants
Family Access Network Keeping Connected Purchase new computer and related equipment to assist 15-25yo homeless and at risk youth to access online courses, seek accommodation & employment opportunities and liaise with Centrelink. 
Kara House Fridge For Women’s Refuge Full size family fridge for their self contained, short term accommodation refuge unit for women and children experiencing family violence
Louise Multicultural Community Centre Clearer Vision,              Better Learning Purchase of 5 computer monitors for their recently upgraded computer lab, as well as a wall mounted workspace station
Nunawading Toy Library Encouraging  Active Play Purchase of new Active Play toys (such as wagons, wheelbarrows, ride-on toys, outdoor play items) to promote active childhood and engagement
Rangeview Preschool Inclusion And Support Resources Sensory and teaching resources for inclusion and support of children with additional needs
St Peter’s Anglican Kindergarten Visual and Engaging Displays Data projector, screen and carry bag for use with parent & child groups
Surrey Hills Baptist Children’s Centre Let’s Get Musical! Purchase of musical instruments to allow children to enhance their learning and education through the centre’s developing music teaching programme