About Sprout Hub

Sprout hub is a little space that grows the things that matter to brand new communities. Serving great coffee and snacks as well as providing a space for community events, meetings and meet-ups. 

Crn Craigieburn Road East and Edgars Road, Wollert VIC 3750, Australia

Wednesday
9:00am - 2.00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 2.00pm
Friday
9:00am - 2.00pm
Saturday
9.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday
9.00am - 2.00pm
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Seedling fund
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The Aurora 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 Aurora Seedling Fund is made possible by the support of Sprout Hub Aurora and Lendlease.

Did you know that 10 cents from every dollar you spend at Sprout Hub Aurora 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.


APPLICATIONS OPEN

15 June 2017

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

10 July 2017

COMMUNITY VOTING

07 August 2017 - 26 August 2017

$6,024
Funds raised

Are you part of a local club or group that benefits the Aurora 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. 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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Epping North Scout Group

As a new group, the Epping North Scouts Epping North are still becoming established. Most of the group’s membership fees are used on on venue hire and leader training, with little leftover for essential extras. They need to purchase camping equipment, including cooking equipment, solar lighting gear, tents and eskies, to be used for upcoming Cuboree (October) and Jamboree (January 2018) camping trips, as well as many other trips, years into the future. The group are an important community facility, supporting many local families including those of low socio-economic status, CALD families, and recently arrived refugees who are new to scouting.
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Wollert Fire Brigade

Wollert Fire Brigade is a volunteer fire and emergency service that aims to keep their community safe. They need a generator, TV, café table, chairs and three bifold tables for a community education program that will teach people how to proactively prevent fire, and what to do when one occurs. The program will cover fire risks around the home, what to do in the event of a grass fire, and how to use fire extinguishers and fire blankets. They will be running an event at the local Aurora Village and will be regularly a hosting displays with seasonal fire safety advice to help educate the community. The Brigade believes in working together with communities to reduce the incidence and impact of emergencies on Victorians.

GET INVOLVED

The Seedling Fund celebrates what makes Aurora a great place to live. For the latest events, initiatives and activities visit our ‘What’s On’ calendar. There are things happening year round, so support local and get involved.

WHAT’S ON

CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUND

The Seedling Fund is a long term asset for the Aurora 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.

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VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBER?

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.

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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.

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COWORK & MEETING SPACE

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.

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EVENT SPACE

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.

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