Boroondara Youth Foundation


Who are we?

Based at the Craig Family Centre, the Boroondara Youth Foundation (BYF) is a local foundation dedicated to growing the capability of young people in our local community.  Our vision is to empower Boroondara youth to create and lead their own projects that they believe will positively impact their communities.

We do this by providing grants of up to $1,500 to individuals and groups aged 14 to 25 from local schools, tertiary institutions, community groups, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises with a ‘community- focused’ idea.


BYF is funded by Bendigo Community Bank® branches located in the suburbs of Canterbury, Ashburton, Surrey Hills and Balwyn.  They are committed to Boroondara’s youth and are proud to support them in the process of creating positive change within their local communities. Funding

Applying for a Grant Applying for a BYF Grant is easy.  Applicants are required to complete the application form on the BYF website during the two annual grant rounds open in mid-May and September each year.  Further assistance in completing the application can be provided by the BYF Program Facilitator at request.

Shortlisted applications are forwarded to the BYF Grants Panel.  The Panel is made up of a diverse group of young people living in Boroondara.  They assess applications based on the change they would like to see in their community.  The selection process is designed to further empower our local youth – youth for youth!

Benefits of Participation

BYF aims to support youth-led change within our community.  It offers young people a great opportunity to put their project ideas into action!  This often means that through their project involvement, participants can develop ‘real life’ employability skills and a sense of entrepreneurship, as they build their confidence and take pride in their achievements.  All whilst further developing their local networks and strengthening their local community.


For more information please contact Program Facilitator Mary Heath



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