Community Grants 2023/2024 Round #2 Announced


Celebrating Local Heroes!  Empowering Change Together! Building Stronger Communities!

We are thrilled to announce the successful recipients of our latest Community Grants round!

16 Community Projects across the Upper Yarra are receiving a financial helping hand thanks to Community Banks Warburton and Yarra Junction.

$58,177 was awarded at the Presentation Night held Wednesday 26 June at the Warburton Golf & Sports Club.

Representing a range of inspiring initiatives we are excited to see the positive changes they will bring over the next 12months.

We are proud to support these community groups whose dedication and hard work makes a significant impact in our Upper Yarra Community.


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Forever Friends Animal Rescue / Special Needs Project  $ 8,000

Cire Services Incorporated / Halloween Street Party Yarra Junction 2024 $5,000

Warburton Fire Brigade / Warburton CFA Satellite Station and Support Vehicle Equipment $ 5,000

Gladysdale Primary School / Little Apples Playgroup Project $ 4,000

CFA Reefton Fire Brigade / Retention of Volunteers & Community Engagement Project $ 4,982

Warburton Advancement League / Community Christmas Carols 2024 $ 2,000

Body of Wellbeing Ltd / My Body’s Story-Empowering Futures Project $ 9,555

Tender Funerals Greater Eastern Melbourne / Talking Tender in the Upper Yarra $ 1,100

Little Yarra Steiner School / Improving Cultural Responsiveness-Community Connection at LYSS Project $ 2,000

Warburton Advancement League / Dignity Project at The Redwood Centre Warburton $ 1,330

The River Folk Festival / The River Folk Festival 2024 $ 3,500

Upper Yarra Adult Horse Riding Club / UYARC Official Horse-Riding Clubs Association Victoria Show 2024 (Wesburn) $ 810

Yarra Junction Junior Netball Club / Coach Education Program for Club Volunteers $ 1,000

Warburton Bowls Club / Signage and Security upgrades Project $ 3,600

Warburton Junior Netball Club /  First Aid and Defib Training for Club Volunteers Project $ 1,950

Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres Ltd /  Simplified Marketing Fundamentals for Small Business Project $ 4,350


*Community Grants 2023/2024 Round #1 17 projects supported $ 77,365

*Community Grants 2023/2024 Round #2 16 projects supports $ 58,177

*Total Grant Contribution back to Community 2023/2024 $ 135,542