Goal of VBCF
Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation (VBCF) with the goal to “Bring the Community Together”
With our community’s dominant demand to have our permanent venue for the school that can also be used as the community hub, WRBS council has taken the initiative to establish a parent organization which will lead and represent the greater community to meet up our current and future needs. This organization will be totally non-political and nonreligious. Accordingly, WRBS council is pleased to announce the name of this parent organization as “Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation (VBCF)” with the goal to “Bring the Community Together” and work collaboratively with its component organizations for the benefit of Bangladeshi community living in Victoria. VBCF, once functional, will take necessary initiative to secure funding to establish the permanent venue for Western Region Bengali School and also for the community as a whole. The proposed venue would also serve as social complex/hub for the Bangladeshi community living in Victoria - a long cherished dream of the community. It is not an easy task; however, if we can engage the community, we believe we can achieve this goal. WRBS council is, therefore, urging the community to extend their support and rally behind VBCF.
To meet the increasing needs of our rapidly growing Bangladeshi community here in Victoria, over the years VBCF council have taken different initiatives to support the community and formed following additional entities:• Western Region Bangla School
• Western Region Islamic Class
• Victorian Bangla Mobile Library
• Victorian Bangladeshi Cultural Society
• Victorian Bangladeshi Sports Club and
• Victorian Bangladeshi Women’s Advancement (Proposed).
As the activities and tasks have evidenced a sustained growth in running various wings, it is now becoming increasingly difficult for WRBS to cope up with the community needs and discharge its responsibilities to coordinate all other wings as listed above.
As the activities and tasks have evidenced a sustained growth in running various wings, it was increasingly difficult for WRBS to cope up with the community needs and discharge its responsibilities to coordinate all other wings. With our community’s dominant demand to have our permanent venue for the school that can also be used as the community hub. This requires the significant contribution from the community as well as securing various government funding. At this moment, we are unable to secure various grants or government benefits in the name of WRBS to raise funds for establishing our own venue. Similarly, our other wings are unable to apply for grants for their activities in the name of WRBS. Also, WRBS is not eligible to be registered as tax deductible gift or donation recipient. To overcome these barriers, we are in need to bring all the entities under one umbrella and form a parent body under which all other wings including WRBS will operate more effectively and our community’s benefits can be maximized through various government funding available..
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Contact Victorian Bangladeshi Community Foundation - VBCF
PO BOX 1348
Werribee Plaza, Vic 3029