The Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund was established in 2011 by the Shire of Ravensthorpe. The Future Fund exists to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in the Shire of Ravensthorpe through funding projects that clearly comply / align with the Shire’s Strategic Plan.

Last year there was a total of $67,234.97 awarded to local community groups for a variety of projects. This years round has now closed and will open again in March 2023.


Every year, the Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund invites individual residents of the Shire of Ravensthorpe to apply for financial support in the form of a Bursary of up to $5,000 ex GST.

The next round of Bursary funding is now open as of the 1 September 2022 and will close on the 30 September 2022.

The purpose of a Bursary is to provide financial support to an individual and must be for promoting the amenity of, and service to, the Shire of Ravensthorpe. This includes a Bursary which is for:
 (1)   charitable endeavours that will provide community or welfare benefit to all or a substantial proportion of people who reside in the Shire of Ravensthorpe;
(2)   facilities and services that improve the welfare, culture or amenity of all or a substantial proportion of people who reside in the Shire of Ravensthorpe.

If you would like to apply for a Bursary, a copy of the Application Form and Guidelines is below.


2022 Bursary Application Form 

If you have any queries regarding the Future Fund, please don't hesitate to contact one of the Board of Governors or email 

Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund Board of Governors
Board of Governors
Brenna Swanson (Chair) 0447240590
Matthew Bird (Chief Executive Officer) 9839 0000
Jennifer Chambers   0429 381 018
Kim Bennett 0427 383 213
Keith Dunlop (Shire President)   0428 383 302

You can also keep up to date with the Future Fund via our Face Book page 'Ravensthorpe Hopetoun Future Fund'.