The Knox Community Welfare Fund ‘Knox Gives’ relies on generous contributions from businesses and individuals who are passionate about assisting those in the Knox Community experiencing hardship, isolation and social disadvantage.

About Us

Helping those in need

Forty years ago influential and passionate Knox City Councillor Marie Wallace founded the Knox Community Welfare Fund to support local programs that assist people facing hard times in the City of Knox. Funded by two local op-shops, the Fund aimed to reach those who are vulnerable, isolated, homeless or struggling financially through the provision of community meals, school student supplies, emergency relief, information and referral and housing options.

In 2018 the administration of the Fund moved from Knox Council to Knox Infolink, an established emergency relief agency in the City of Knox. The aim of this transfer was to grow and sustain the fund through the support of local businesses and the community.

What makes the Fund unique is the commitment to the residents of Knox. Larger welfare organisations do provide services in Knox, however the funds they raise can be shared and used across Melbourne, Victoria and in some cases Australia. Donations to the Knox Community Welfare Fund stay in Knox for the direct benefit of local residents by local community organisations.

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To assist people in knox

Individual donations and contributions from businesses are most appreciated.

The Knox Community Welfare Fund is an opportunity to really make a difference. By giving back to your community, you can help hundreds of people in need. The programs the Fund support reach out to lift and guide people experiencing all sorts of complex circumstances. While the Fund continues to have full endorsement from Council, the Fund independently relies on the support of the wider community.

All donations to the fund are tax-deductible.


Partnership Benefits

A ‘win-win’ opportunity

What you can do to support the Fund:

  • Become a Supporting Partner
  • Make a donation (tax deductible)
  • Pledge regular donations – monthly, quarterly or annually
  • Hold a staff fundraising event
  • Establish a workplace giving program – we can help you arrange this
  • Spread the word within your networks!

In appreciation of your support, here’s how we will express our gratitude –

  • Your name and logo boldly presented on the Knox Community Welfare ‘Knox Gives’ website as a supporting partner
  • Your name and logo featuring on Knox Community Welfare Fund marketing materials
  • Local media opportunities showcasing the contribution, including a publicised cheque presentation
  • Opportunity for you to promote your support of the Fund through your own networks
  • Receive regular updates on the activities of the programs who receive funding
  • A sincere thank you and certificate of appreciation
  • A tax-deductible receipt

SGS Logistics, a Scoresby-based contract cartage, permanent vehicle hire and distribution services company has come on board as a Founding Partner to support the Fund. “We have been looking to link up with someone who could help us support the local community in a meaningful way. We were really fortunate to have been referred to the Knox Community Welfare Fund, who are doing fantastic work in the Knox area and we’re proud to be supporting them”, says Luke Sadler, SGS Director.

Support Community

Support those within the Knox community who are vulnerable, isolated, homeless or facing hard times.

Connect & Engage

Increase community engagement and connection.

Create Pathways

Create diverse outcomes and pathways for people experiencing hardship within a wide range of circumstances.

Encourage Self-Determination

Provide ongoing support to programs that encourage self-determination and decision making.

Access education

Assisting children to fully participate in education.

Strengthen Community

Strengthen the local neighbourhood response to a growing need.

We Support

many vital programs

A contribution to Knox Gives will support all of the programs listed below. We are always exploring new and emerging initiatives so that we can assist those most in need.

St Stephen’s Anglican Church Bayswater School Breakfast and Christmas Hamper Program

This program enables Christmas hampers for distribution to local primary schools for families in need in our local community. The program also runs a ‘Big Breakfast’ Program at Bayswater West Primary School for children in need at all year levels.

St Paul’s Boronia Community Meals Program

The Community Meals Program, held at St Paul’s Boronia, is a free weekly two course meal for anyone in need. People attend for many reasons… some from loneliness, some from lack of funds. The Meals are open to everyone- no bookings needed, just walk in.

Knox Vincentian Scholarship

The program provides financial support for students to be able to continue to study. The funds assist with books, uniforms, camps and assistance for Special Programs and Extra Curricular Activities to primary school-aged children across the Knox municipality.

Foothills Community Care Community Meals Program

Foothills Community Care provides weekly evening meals and Christmas Day lunch for people doing it tough. Over the past year Foothills have provided 9,000 free meals, delivered over 4,500 food parcels, rescued 21 tons of food destined for landfill and worked with over 200 volunteers.

Knox Community Christmas Support Project

Every year, the Knox Community Christmas Support Project provides food hampers, food vouchers and presents to families and their children in need at Christmas. In 2018, with help from local businesses and volunteers, the Project distributed 350 quality Christmas food hampers across Knox, assisting over 900 people in our local community.

Other Community Programs

The Knox Community Welfare Fund is always open to supporting new programs in the City of Knox that assist the local community in need. However funds are limited and we need your help.

Get in touch

Phone: (03) 9761 1325


Drop in: 136 Boronia Rd, Boronia 3155

Knox Gives provides assistance to hundreds of people every year but funds are limited and your support is needed. The support of business and individuals is key to the success of Knox Gives. You may like to consider

  • Holding a fundraising event in your workplace or with friends
  • Setting up a workplace giving program – we can help

To make a donation, please click the button below