Friends, Funders & Supporters

Glen Park Community Centre Inc. has a wide range of friends, funders and supporters. Our friends, funders and supporters help Glen Park Community Centre Inc. to grow and continue serving our community. Thank you for your continued support.

Australian Government

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Glen Park Community Centre Inc. are funded by the Australian Government through Glen Park’s “P.O.W.E.R” grant to deliver a Financial Crisis and Material Aid - Emergency Relief program and assist residents of Bayswater, Bayswater North and Boronia with emergency material aid and food relief. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Victorian State Government

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Glen Park Community Centre Inc. are funded through the Victorian State Government’s Neighbourhood House Coordination Program to support the development of Glen Park’s programs and activities, with the aim to strengthen our community. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. acknowledges the support from the Victorian Government.

Maroondah City Council

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Glen Park Community Centre Inc. operates out of a Maroondah City Council owned building. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. lease the premises under a peppercorn agreement with Maroondah City Council. Maroondah City Council also supports Glen Park Community Centre Inc. through various grants and funding opportunities.

Learn Local

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Glen Park Community Centre Inc. is a member of Learn Local - a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people from all walks of life. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. is registered and funded by the Victorian Government, via the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. was recognised and awarded the Learn Local Legend Award in 2018.

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

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Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is the peak body for the Neighbourhood House sector. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. is a member of close to 400 independent, community-based organisations in Victoria, which is represented by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. were recognised as finalists for the 2021 Neighbourhood Houses Victoria Awards, in the category “Reducing Inequalities” for Glen Park Community Centre Inc.'s “Proud Houses” project.

Eastland Shopping Centre

 

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Eastland Shopping Centre is a proud supporter of Glen Park Community Centre, providing a dedicated location at Eastland Shopping Centre to collect and distribute emergency relief. Eastland Shopping Centre supports Glen Park with emergency relief programs and pre-accredited training programs such as “Hungry 4 Success – Training”. Glen Park Community Centre and Eastland Shopping Centre were awarded with Maroondah’s “Community Event of the Year” for our “Order & Collect” program in 2020.

Glad Group

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Glen Park Community Centre have partnered with Glad Group to offer pre-accredited training programs such as “Hungry 4 Success – Training” and “Powerful Us”. Glad Group supports Glen Park Community Centre by providing pre-accredited learners with the opportunity to participate in “A Day in the Life” Trade Taster, where learners can gain valuable work experience in the field of cleaning, maintenance, security or guest services.

Food Bank Victoria

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Glen Park Community Centre access Food Bank Victoria’s services in Dandenong, to stock our emergency relief programs with essential material aid. Food Bank Victoria enables Glen Park to continue providing emergency relief in our community to some of our most vulnerable community members. Food Bank Victoria released a video with Glen Park Community Centre in 2020, showing how the material aid is distributed through the Community Pantry.

Woolworths Bayswater

 

 

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Woolworths Bayswater supports Glen Park Community Centre Inc. and on site Social Enterprise Café – Café on the Park, by donating fresh produce to distribute through emergency relief programs such as the Community Pantry, Community Meals or to be used in the on a day-to-day basis in the café, to create fresh and nutritious meals for our community. The items that Woolworths Bayswater range from bread, baked goods, eggs and so much more. 

Bakers Delight Heathmont

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Glen Park Community Centre formed a relationship with Bakers Delight in Heathmont in 2021. Bakers Delight Heathmont have been donating crates of bread, rolls and baked goods to Glen Park Community Centre Inc.’s Social Enterprise Café – Café on the Park, to use in the café and to distribute in emergency relief programs such as the Community Pantry, Egg & Bread Collection, Order & Collect, as well as Glen Park Community Centre Inc.'s Community Meals.

Confoil

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Glen Park Community Centre Inc. and Café on the Park have a wonderful relationship with Confoil. Confoil regularly donate baking tins and tin containers for Glen Park Community Centre Inc.'s emergency relief programs. The tin containers enable Glen Park Community Centre Inc. to package and distribute frozen meals to some of our most vulnerable community members. The frozen meals are distributed in Glen Park Community Centre Inc.'s Community Pantry.

Share the Dignity

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Share the Dignity is a women's charity in Australia, that works to make a real difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. receive regular donations of sanitary products and essential filled handbags through “Dignity Drives”. Glen Park Community Centre Inc. distribute the sanitary items and handbags through emergency relief programs such as the Community Pantry.

Ray White Bayswater

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Ray White Bayswater is a supporter of Glen Park Community Centre, promoting programs such as “Hungry 4 Success – Training” through a community board located out the front of their office. Ray White Bayswater are always happy to assist Glen Park Community Centre with promoting programs and activities, and go above and beyond to make sure our marketing material looks perfect on display to the community.