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Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre


Help us to make a difference

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre programs and services are designed to empower individuals to be the best they can be. To do this our programs help people overcome systemic and complex barriers.

Our clients come from all walks of life, and may have experienced domestic violence, mental health issues or long term unemployment.

Each year Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre relies on government funding, philanthropic grants and the generosity of local businesses, community members and organisations to fund its activities.

By making a donation you can help make a difference in the lives of a local person who just needs a little help to get back on their feet.

Types of Donations

Cash Donations of $20 and over are tax deductible.

To ensure tax deductible donations, Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre donations are made into the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) Public Fund for DGR. ANHCA will the direct the donation to our organisation.

Food Donations

Our Kitchen Social Enterprise uses rescued food from local gardens to make delicious and healthy meals for the community.

If you have a fruit tree with an abundance of fruit or your vegetable garden grows more than you can use, consider donating it to our social enterprise.

All donations must be freshly picked and delivered to the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre reception.

Please contact the Social Enterprise Coordinator before dropping off any produce to ensure we are available to accept your donation.

Other Donations

We also accept other items for our programs and activities, including:

  • books and magazines
  • wool and knitting items
  • material and sewing items
  • plants and tools for the gardens.

Please contact the office staff before dropping of these items to the Centre.

$15 Donation

Will provide a free lunch for an older community member

$30 Donation

Will provide seedlings for the community gardens

$50 Donation

Will provide a uniform for an Our Kitchen Social Enterprise volunteer

$200 Donation

Will provide buy the meat to feed 100 people at a community lunch.

Donate Food

Click here to donate excess produce to the social enterprise.