About Sprout Hub

Your community, connected. Sprout Hub is a space for you in Alkimos Beach, Western Australia.

We like to say we are a ‘little place for a little while’, drop by for great coffee on the park, to meet your neighbours and to find out what is happening in your community right from the early days.

This portal is driven by you, the community. A place for you to post your businesses, job listings, local events and share your story. Explore. Post. Connect.

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8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Seedling fund
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The Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund Community Grants Program is a management account of Community Enterprise™ Charitable Fund. ABN 12 102 649 968. The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo, VIC, 3550. The Alkimos Beach Seedling Fund is made possible by the support of Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach and the Alkimos Beach Project Partners Lendlease and LandCorp.

Did you know that 10 cents from every dollar you spend at Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach goes into the Seedling Fund? The Seedling Fund is a community-led grant initiative that aims to promote and enable local groups to do great things in the community. In a process similar to crowd funding, the community votes for which projects get the majority of the $’s. We call it a ground up grant – money raised by the community, for the community.


APPLICATIONS OPEN

29 April 2018

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

13 July 2018

COMMUNITY VOTING

10 September 2018 - 08 October 2018

$17,000
Funds raised

Are you part of a local club or group that benefits the Alkimos Beach community? Have you got an idea for a great local project? Well why not apply for the Seedling Fund?! Download the info pack to check your eligibility and get all the details you need to submit an application.

We need YOU to help decide where the majority of this rounds $’s go. Once they have been announced, visit here to check out the three great finalists below, find out what they are proposing to do in your community, and then cast your vote. During the voting period, each time you purchase an item from Sprout Hub you will get an in-hub vote. So come and drink some coffee for a good cause!

Coder dojo

Alkimos Sprout Coder Dojo - Greater access to free coding education for kids

CoderDojo is a free volunteer-run computer programming educational group open to all young people. Based at Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach, the club assists young people in learning how to write computer code and provides assistance with developing their digital literacy and inclusion. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit CoderDojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, build a robot, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The CoderDojo group will use the Seedling Fund to purchase additional electronic equipment and technology for use at the CoderDojo sessions, enhancing the learning and experience for children who may not ordinarily have access to this equipment.

Funds raised

$

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Alkimos Boomerang Bags Group - Community sewing workshops to support sustainability

Alkimos Boomerang Bags is a volunteer group that gets together to make re-usable bags using recycled materials, to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues as well as free at the Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach and Alkimos Pop-Up Library. As well as encouraging sustainable behaviours, the bags create a platform to start conversations and make friends in a fun and happy environment. The group has also held community workshops to teach people to make their own beeswax wraps and produce bags. The Seedling Fund grant will be used to purchase an over locker, sewing machines and equipment and materials, allowing the group to create more bags and continue to enjoy weekly sewing bees at Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach. All people are welcome to attend and get involved in any way they can.

Funds raised

$

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Alkimos Scout Group - Scouts Community Open Day and camping equipment

The purpose of the Scout movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Alkimos Scout Group currently has more than 65 members, in addition to 9 volunteer leaders. A portion of the Seedling Fund will be used to run a Scouts Open Day event in Alkimos to allow the community experience Scouts activities and promote involvement. The grant will also be used to purchase equipment for camping trips and outdoor activities. The group camps once a term and the trips are an important part of their program, allowing Scouts to put into practice the skills they’ve been taught, including bushcraft and navigation, through to cooking and leadership skills.

Funds raised

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GET INVOLVED

The Seedling Fund celebrates what makes Alkimos Beach a great place to live. For the latest events, initiatives and activities – that come directly out of the Seedling Fund – visit our ‘What’s On’ calendar. There are things happening year round, so get involved.

WHAT’S ON

CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUND

The Seedling Fund is a long term asset for the Alkimos Beach community and for it to prosper it needs community support. Local businesses are encouraged to contribute to the Fund as a part of giving back to their community. If you are interested in contributing please get in touch.

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VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBER?

Who knows the community needs better than locals? Volunteer to be on our Committee, our Committee runs the Fund, meets to discuss applications and works with applicants on the delivery of their projects. Contact us to find out what’s involved.

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Space for the community

Sprout Hub is not only a kiosk, the space is designed for you to use for a range of other activities: hold your community event at Sprout, co-work with us, hire us as a meeting space, hold a community workshop or give your business presentation. Think meditation or yoga classes, craft workshops or a meeting with your local book club. We love to support new groups in the area so if you are a not-for-profit please don’t hesitate to contact us for discounted or free of charge hire. Download our space hire and catering options for all the info.

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COWORK & MEETING SPACE

Need a desk away from the office or home? Maybe you want to run a workshop, presentation, or creative session? Sprout provides a space with all the necessities and lots of character. From a space to run your own workshops, to regular business networking events, Sprout Hub has lots on offer for businesses, government agencies, freelancers and start-ups.

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EVENT SPACE

We love to host local groups and organisations who deliver community events. Sprout is the perfect outpost for pop-up services, exhibitions, resident meetings and launch events. You can also hold children’s birthdays with us, or your own private event – provided it is community friendly.

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