Grass roots practical support

Local Council Grants

We provide annual equipment and resource grants to each of the two local areas where we have significant operations.

Read more about how our grants have helped community groups in each council area:

  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • City of Port Phillip

City of Port Phillip

The Annual Equipment Grants in the City of Port Phillip provide practical support for grassroots community organisations. Equipment bought using the grants has included life jackets, stackable chairs, defibrillators, gardening equipment and even a jumping castle for a local Toy Library.

Southport Uniting Care used their grant to purchase tools and equipment for the BOLT early intervention program. BOLT engages boys aged 10-12 years who might be at risk of disengaging from education.

Hobsons Bay City Council Arts and Crafts
Hobsons Bay City Council Arts and Crafts

Hobsons Bay City Council

Over the last ten years, we have worked with Hobsons Bay City Council to support hundreds of local community groups through equipment and resource grants. Recent recipients have included Williamstown Women's Lacrosse Club, The Pines Scout Camp and the South Kingsville Community Centre.

The South Kingsville Community Centre used their grant to purchase arts and craft supplies and equipment. These items are being used by several community groups including children attending Occasional Care and young adults attending NDIS-run ‘arts & crafts’ programs at the Centre.

Disaster relief

Toyota Australia has been there for communities devastated by natural disasters. We’ve responded with both monetary and in-kind support to significant events including the 2020 bushfires, 2021 NSW and Victoria flooding and the 2023 Kimberly flooding.