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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.


13 June 2018


24 July 2018


28 August 2018 - 20 September 2018

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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. 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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Creative coding opportunities for kids at CoderDojo (CoderDojo at Creeds Farm Living and Learning)

CoderDojo is a free volunteer-run computer programming educational group open to all young people. Based at Creeds Farm Living and Learning, the club assists young people in learning how to write computer code and provides assistance with developing their digital literacy and inclusion. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit CoderDojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The CoderDojo group will use the Seedling Fund to provide two laptop computers free of charge to be used at CoderDojo sessions at Creeds Farm, enabling the participation of children who may not ordinarily have access to equipment. The funds will be used to provide gadgets and technology to enhance the learning experience.

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Aurora Punjabi Fun Day (Khalsa Education Society)

Khalsa Education Society aims to provide local Australian Punjabis with a positive and inclusive environment where they learn about Punjabi/Sikh culture and traditions, make friends and be active members of the community. The group also aspires to engage the wider community with the intention of forming friendships and encouraging awareness of the Punjabi culture and traditions. The Seedling Fund will be used to hold an Aurora Punjabi Fun Day, one day community event showcasing the Punjabi culture including traditional performances, music, activities for kids, free turban tying lessons, traditional dress, language and food. The event will be open to all and will be an opportunity for the Wollert/Epping community to come together to have some fun and get to know each other.

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The Seedling Fund celebrates what makes Aurora 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 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.



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.