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Volunteer Coordinators’ Network – A Year in Review

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

The Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators Network has continued to grow and run more events in 2016. It is wonderful to see more coordinators and managers from different organisations being involved with the Network, and benefitting from the learning and linking opportunities. The bi-annual Network meetings have attracted more people, with an average of 16 attending. Many …read more


LARF Wins Award

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

Mentors and staff of Salvo-Connect Western – LARF Program gathered at Regent cinemas Friday 21st of November for the Ballarat Youth Awards. It was a great atmosphere surrounded by great people supporting each other. The LARF Mentoring Program was nominated for the “Group Project Award” and we were all able to stand on stage as …read more


Looking to the future – strengthening our community together

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

The Board of United Way Ballarat has been working extremely hard to capture a vision of the future of the organisation for the next 5 years and beyond. We believe that every person in our community should have the opportunity to succeed – no matter their background or circumstance – so United Way Ballarat wants …read more


Spirit of Ballarat Christmas Party and Funding Announcement

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

What better way to celebrate a fantastic year of working to make a difference in our community? Thursday 8th December, we held our Spirit of Ballarat Christmas Party at the beautifully restored Mechanics Institute’s Humffray Room. To say thank you, to the people and businesses who support the work of United Way Ballarat, Geoff Sharp, CEO …read more


Biznet breakfast auction supports the community

posted by pmckee, 13 Dec 2016

At the October BisNet Breakfast, an auction was held for the use of a marquee at the Ballarat Cup, kindly donated by the Ballarat Turf Club. Commerce Ballarat chose United Way Ballarat as the recipient of the $500 proceeds.  The proceeds will support the on-going work of United Way Ballarat and the organisations it in-turn …read more


Volunteer Positions December 2016

posted by pmckee, 01 Dec 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, December 1st, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Front Page News!! 100,00th Imagination Library book delivered

posted by pmckee, 25 Nov 2016

When Rieley Glasson was just a tiny baby, the Ballarat Imagination Library was introduced.  The program, administered by United Way Ballarat, delivers free, brand-new, age-appropriate books to children in the Ballarat area to develop a love of reading and improve school readiness.  Through the generosity of local people who sponsor the program, Rieley was one …read more


Red Lion United Way Golf Classic 2016 – wrap up

posted by pmckee, 17 Nov 2016

What do you get when you combine a roving fairy, a lovely sunny Ballarat day, and a luscious green golf course?  A day of fun, friendship, competition and frivolity of course! The annual Red Lion United Way Golf Classic held at the Ballarat Golf Club recently saw representatives from 20 businesses register to represent local …read more


Volunteer Positions November 2016

posted by pmckee, 11 Nov 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


Your donations at work in your community

posted by pmckee, 25 Oct 2016

Click on the image to read the stories behind the programs supported by United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation in 2016.   click here to download a copy


Executive Vice President,of the world’s largest non-profit organisation; United Way Worldwide visited Ballarat in September this year.

posted by pmckee, 19 Oct 2016

José Pedro Ferrão Philanthropy Australia’s Conference Keynote Speaker in Ballarat The man who is responsible for every United Way in the world outside the United States, took the time to visit us here in Ballarat and invest time in our community sector, business sector and our team at United Way Ballarat. Ballarat Community Health hosted …read more


Volunteer Positions October 2016

posted by pmckee, 10 Oct 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here


North Ballarat Sports Club Patrons Give Back to Community

posted by pmckee, 06 Sep 2016

North Ballarat Sports Club Venue Manager, Cameron Vallance, presents United Way Ballarat CEO, Geoff Sharp, with a cheque for $695. United Way Ballarat were the grateful recipients of a $695 donation from North Ballarat Sports Club (NBSC) this week. Over the last few months, NBSC patrons have dug deep and deposited their spare change or …read more



posted by pmckee, 05 Sep 2016

WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS IT A business Forum featuring Philanthropy Australia’s 2016 National Conference keynote speaker: José Pedro Ferrão Executive Vice President,of the world’s largest non-profit organisation; United Way Worldwide. Hear from a world-class expert in Philanthropy and be a part of the discussion: What is Corporate Social Responsibility? How will Corporate Social Responsibility benefit …read more


Community Forum

posted by pmckee, 01 Sep 2016

Your chance to ask the Executive VP of the world’s largest nonprofit everything you’ve always wanted to know about philanthropy! We are very fortunate to have an international expert in philanthropy coming to Ballarat, ahead of his appearance as keynote speaker at the Philanthropy Australia conference. José Pedro Ferrão is the Executive Vice President of United Way Worldwide – …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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