Seedling fund
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Bendigo Bank
The Calderwood Seedling Fund Community Grants Program is a management account of Community Enterprise™ Charitable Fund. ABN 12 102 649 968. The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo, VIC, 3550. The Calderwood Seedling Fund is made possible by the support of Sprout Hub Calderwood and the Calderwood Project Partners Lendlease.

Did you know that 10 cents from every dollar you spend at Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach goes into the Seedling Fund? The Seedling Fund is a community-led grant initiative that aims to promote and enable local groups to do great things in the community. In a process similar to crowd funding, the community votes for which projects get the majority of the $’s. We call it a ground up grant – money raised by the community, for the community.


22 May 2018


27 July 2018


19 July 2018 - 09 August 2018

Funds raised

Are you part of a local club or group that benefits the Alkimos Beach community? Have you got an idea for a great local project? Well why not apply for the Seedling Fund?! Download the info pack to check your eligibility and get all the details you need to submit an application.

We need YOU to help decide where the majority of this rounds $’s go. Once they have been announced, visit here to check out the three great finalists below, find out what they are proposing to do in your community, and then cast your vote. During the voting period, each time you purchase an item from Sprout Hub you will get an in-hub vote. So come and drink some coffee for a good cause!

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Family Services Illawarra

FSI are a vibrant service that supports children, young people and their families, helping to keep them safe, well, strong and connected. They know that play is fun for children, and it’s a great way for children to learn about the world and each other. Funds raised would be used to provide ten 2-hour Park and Play sessions over ten weeks. Park and Play is program that delivers free, fun, outdoor play activities in a public space, facilitated by trained staff who provide age appropriate fun activities for children 0 to 5 years, their parents and carers.
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Albion Park Oak Flats Rugby League Football Club

The Football Club is a small and very proud regional football club with a strong focus on community and the mental health and wellbeing of their players and supporters. Notably, the Club was the first official NRL State of Mind club. With a commitment to using the profile of the game and its players to contribute to the happiness and health of the community, funds raised will enable The Resilience Project to hold one of their Discovery Sessions for the club and the wider community. The sessions will teach positive mental health strategies by providing evidence based, practical strategies to build resilience.
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1st Albion Park Scout Group

1st Albion Park Scout Group is proud to run a fun, creative and innovative programs for the local youth aged from 6 to 26. The Mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system. Members attend weekly meetings, outings, camps and activities where they taught teamwork, leadership and acceptance skills. They also learn about environmental issues, camping and bushman know-how, first aid and survival education, anti-bulling techniques and much more. The Scout group is based at the Albion Park Showground Scout Hall, where funding will be of great benefit in allowing some maintenance work on the hall.


The Seedling Fund celebrates what makes Calderwood Valley a great place to live. For the latest events, initiatives and activities – that come directly out of the Seedling Fund – visit our ‘What’s On’ calendar. There are things happening year round, so get involved.



The Seedling Fund is a long term asset for the Calderwood Valley community and for it to prosper it needs community support. Local businesses are encouraged to contribute to the Fund as a part of giving back to their community. If you are interested in contributing please get in touch.



Who knows the community needs better than locals? Volunteer to be on our Committee, our Committee runs the Fund, meets to discuss applications and works with applicants on the delivery of their projects. Contact us to find out what’s involved.


Space for the community

Sprout Hub is not only a kiosk, the space is designed for you to use for a range of other activities: hold your community event at Sprout, co-work with us, hire us as a meeting space, hold a community workshop or give your business presentation. Think meditation or yoga classes, craft workshops or a meeting with your local book club. We love to support new groups in the area so if you are a not-for-profit please don’t hesitate to contact us for discounted or free of charge hire. Download our space hire and catering options for all the info.



Need a desk away from the office or home? Maybe you want to run a workshop, presentation, or creative session? Sprout provides a space with all the necessities and lots of character. From a space to run your own workshops, to regular business networking events, Sprout Hub has lots on offer for businesses, government agencies, freelancers and start-ups.



We love to host local groups and organisations who deliver community events. Sprout is the perfect outpost for pop-up services, exhibitions, resident meetings and launch events. You can also hold children’s birthdays with us, or your own private event – provided it is community friendly.