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.

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. This program will open again in September 2024.

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.

Applicants will also be requested to demonstrate how the Bursary would help achieve the Key Themes and Strategies of the Shire of Ravensthorpe Strategic Community Plan 2020 - 2030.

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
Marcia Norrish  0429 381 434
Kim Bennett 0427 383 213
Tom Major (Shire President)   0403 782 887

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