The purposes of Bencourt Care Inc. are to contribute to the mission of the Anglican Church, in particular within the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo, by providing in accordance with Christian values for the relief of need, suffering, sickness, helplessness or poverty of people in the community including, but not limited to:
identifying and developing a range of community care services in an efficient and effective manner to meet identified needs;
managing care services in locations of identified need;
seeking out and serving children, young people and adults who are financially, emotionally or socially disadvantaged or marginalised;
undertaking, carrying on or carrying out any other charitable work or charitable purpose; and
as an incidental activity, participating at a national state and local level in issues of social justice associated with the provision of care services.
Programs Programs that have been supported by funding through Bencourt Care include:
Chaplaincy – healthcare
Chaplaincy – community
Community Assistance Centres
Community Programs (eg. Education Services, Children’s camp, Bendigo Family and Financial Services)
Expressions of Interest for short-term grants for 2022 now open
Eligible applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest for grant funding from Bencourt Care.
Applicants can apply for up to $5,000.
Applications that are eligible and meet the statement of purposes (as listed above) will be invited to submit a full application to the Bencourt Care Committee at its first meeting of the year.
To be eligible at least one part of the Statement of Purposes (featured above) must be met: