The Daylesford Foundation

The aim of The Daylesford Foundation is to provide support for those who cannot afford the basic essentials and are unable to access existing charitable or government aid.

The scope of support is varied and may include, essential foods, household goods, household maintenance, emergency vehicle repairs, medical appliances and computer hardware and software.  

Assistance to cover the cost of school fees, school camps, excursions, apprenticeships, and other education related activities is also available.

Our management team of 5 local residents is dedicated to helping people living in difficult circumstances lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Private donors cover our operating costs which means that 100% of every dollar donated goes to supporting those in need.

Our home page image is kindly provided by Helen Greenwood of Greenwood Creative and our website hosting is donated by IML Design Pty Ltd

2021 Financial Year Update

The restrictions in response to Covid 19 have again created a very difficult environment for people living in our shire with financial and emotional stress exacerbated by the pandemic.

The Daylesford Foundation continued to provide ongoing financial support for local charities, The Good Grub Club and Hepburn Regional Community Cheer. We also provided seed funding to Healthy Lunch Kitchen and in total we provided $32,596 in food assistance for the financial year.

Almost $95,000 was distributed in requests for assistance that directly and positively affected over 700 people in the shire. The scope of support included emergency vehicle repairs, medical appliances, household goods, household maintenance, musical instruments, food vouchers and computer hardware and software.  

The Daylesford Foundation has also been instrumental in mobilising other groups and individuals to provide practical “in kind” support that extends the financial contribution.

The Daylesford Foundation would like to thank our partners who assist us in our endeavours to support people living in difficult circumstances to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Our partners are:

Central Highlands Rural Health, Child and Family Services Ballarat

Child Protection Ballarat, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre

Daylesford Primary School, Daylesford Secondary College

Good Grub Club, Grampians Disability Advocacy

Hepburn Health Mental Wellbeing, Hepburn Regional Community Cheer


The Daylesford Foundation is committed to serving the community and your donation will help support our projects.

 We believe all lives are equal and no-one should be disadvantaged

An official e-receipt for income tax purposes will be emailed to you. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.


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