2017 Grants


Banksia Gardens Community Services

Banksia Gardens Community Services in Broadmeadows is a vital hub for the local
community, offering a variety of educational programs for all ages along with a community garden, playgroups, a social enterprise café and support for migrants and refugees.
This year, the centre will launch an innovative educational program to engage young people in STEM. Combining elements of physical theatre, narrative, virtual and augmented reality, the ‘Mystery Room’ is the brainchild of Deakin University PhD alumnus Edgar Caballero Aspe, in collaboration with Deakin’s School of Education and funded by the 2017 Impact100 Melbourne grant.

Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks and months.

Our theme for 2017 was “Education” with a focus on funding projects that:

  • promote and support academic learning (may include coaching and mentoring programs, homework and breakfast clubs, promotion of STEM, literacy, numeracy, music, languages or provide educational opportunities for people in the out-of-home care or justice system)
  • are not vocation based.


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