Rotary Club of Balwyn Centenary Grants


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Australia in 2021 the Rotary Club of Balwyn (herein after called RCB) will donate a significant portion of its annual income generated from its Camberwell Sunday Market to assist other Rotary Clubs in Australia in their humanitarian endeavours. Since 1976 the Sunday Market has become a Melbourne icon and tourist attraction and the many millions of dollars generated from the Sunday Market has enabled the RCB to start many major community projects and assist in philanthropic initiatives within Australia and internationally.
It is the sincere wish of the Rotary Club of Balwyn to share the Club’s good fortune by providing Balwyn Centenary Grants (herein after called BCG) to other Rotary Clubs to give their members the opportunity to fulfill their dreams in making the world a better place. Subject to the Sunday Market returning to pre-COVID-19 trading patterns the RCB will commit approximately $1,000,000 over the next 5 years to aid other Rotary Clubs in Australia.

Some Significant Grants

  • RC Warrnambool received $45,000 for a Water Provision project in Papua- New Guinea
  • RC Prahran received $25,000 to purchase a delivery van for RIMERN Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network
  • RC Essendon received $50,000 for a project with Bahay Tuluyan in the Philippines to create a place of healing for child survivors of trauma.
  • RC Canberra received $50,000 for a project with the Assisi Centre for Social Justice and Peace to provide water and sanitation to various schools in Uganda.
  • RC Taree received $50,000 to upgrade and enhance a county hospital emergency Department in Bungoma, Kenya

The first round for 2024 closed on March 31st—decision to be announced in May. The second round for 2024 closes on September 30th

List of Grants Awarded September 22