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Spirit of Ballarat Award

An annual night to inform our supporters  and celebrate the work of United Way Ballarat, and our way of recognising and saying thank you to those workplaces who support us;

  • Those who support us with funding or sponsorship
  • Those whose employees give to the Ballarat Community Fund through each pay
  • Those who sponsor our events
  • Those employees who are our hands, feet and hearts within their workplace
  • Our Ballarat Advocates

An evening of Celebration!

posted by pmckee, 21 Dec 2015

THOSE WHO GIVE AND THOSE WHO RECEIVE To finish off a fantastic year for United Way Ballarat (UWB) and The Ballarat Foundation (TBF), a recent celebration saw Ballarat businesses and individuals recognised for their generosity to the Ballarat community.  The evening also provided the opportunity to announce the 25 local projects to receive funding for …read more


A Journey into Shades of Grey – A story of advocacy

posted by pmckee, 29 Aug 2013

Graduating Ballarat Advocates Tell their story For a group of strangers brought together through the generosity of their employers and the desire to gain some experience, a close bond of friendship bought through common experience and insight was formed. The purpose of the Ballarat Advocacy Program, is to help spread the word, to talk about …read more


30 Years of United Way Ballarat – Worth Celebrating!

posted by pmckee, 29 Aug 2013

And we at United Way Ballarat have celebrated! With 1983 being the year it all officially started it seemed fitting to kick off the celebrations with an 80s party. Held at the George Hotel in Lydiard Street, guests came dressed in their most outrageous 80s style gear and partied to music from that era.  Prizes …read more


Ballarat Imagination Library – Launched

posted by pmckee, 26 Aug 2013

Oh the places you’ll Go!! The official launch of the Ballarat Imagination Library was a highlight of Thursday night’s Spirit of Ballarat Award night. Geoff Sharp, CEO of United Way Ballarat chose to read a ‘book’ to launch the program which aims to put quality, age appropriate books in the homes of Ballarat children aged …read more


UWB 30th Birthday Party

posted by pmckee, 29 Jul 2013

Thursday August 22, 2013 – Thursday August 22, 2013 30 Lydiard St North Map and Directions | Register Description: CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN BALLARAT For information or assistance with registering you can call us on 5331 5555.  Or email events@unitedwayballarat.org.au   Register


It’s our birthday

posted by pmckee, 27 Jun 2013

  HELP US CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE… 30 years of making a difference to the lives of the people of Ballarat. Child of the 80s Party Sat July 20,  8.00pm The George Hotel. SEE PHOTOS HERE   30th Year Celebration Thursday 22nd August 6.30pm The Alexandria on Lydiard A ticketed dinner to celebrate our last 30 …read more


Spirit of Ballarat Award night 2012

posted by pmckee, 01 Jun 2012

SPIRIT OF BALLARAT AWARDS NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS THE REAL ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY Last night (Thurs May 31st) over 130 people from the business community of Ballarat came together to celebrate the positive programs that are being funded through their contributions to the United Way Ballarat Community Fund. But it was a night of thought and …read more




United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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