Community Projects

Homeless Project

Homeless Project

In Australia today, on any one night, 105,000 people are homeless. Of these 46,000 are women and 63,000 are aged 34 years or less with 18,000 children under 12. The main causes of homelessness are domestic violence and relationship issues; access to safe affordable accommodation; financial stress usually related to unemployment; young people exiting state care or custody; mental health, drug and alcohol issues.

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Around the Bay Project

Around the Bay Project

On October 9, the Rotary Club of Melbourne continued our great tradition of supporting the Around the Bay in a Day riding event. Funds raised are given to The Smith Family for their Learning for Life program which helps children from disadvantaged families complete their schooling

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Peony Harvest Picnic

Peony Harvest Picnic

A Rotary Club of Melbourne Fundraiser for the End Trachoma Now Project. Children and friends are all welcome. BYO picnic. Coffee, tea and drinks available, sausage sizzle, slice stall, food, handcrafts and plant stalls

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International Projects


Micro-lending gets solar to Vanuatu

Micro-lending gets solar to Vanuatu

Micro-lending gets solar to Vanuatu Down with kerosene - go solar electric! That's how the Rotary Club of Melbourne is helping people on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, lift their living standards and health.

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Rotary Peace Fellowships and Scholarships

Rotary Peace Fellowships and Scholarships

Rotary is now accepting applications for the world competitive Rotary Peace Fellowships program. The application deadline for submissions through local rotary clubs in District 9800 is to the District Chair, Rob Helme, by April, 2017.

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Timor Leste Mother Tongue Project

Timor Leste Mother Tongue Project

Imagine if on your first day of school you literally couldn't understand a word the teacher was saying. You haven't yet learned how to read or write in your own first language, and suddenly you are expected to learn everything in a language your parents do not even speak! Sadly, this has been the reality for many children in East Timor for decades, but the Timor Leste Mother Tongue Project is trying to change that forever.

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