Hotham Mission

Hotham Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organisation which provides education support, food relief and other general support to young people and their families in the North Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our assistance is targeted, compassionate, and delivered through strength-based, community collaboration.

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If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our End of Financial Year Appeal, please click here. We thank you for your interest and support

End of Financial Year Summary


This year we expanded our Homework Club from once a week for Grade 3-6 to twice a week, to now also include Grade 1-2. We expanded our Homework Club, as all kids, particularly Grade 1-2 were really impacted by the Covid-19 educational closures/restrictions. This program aims to improve students’ literacy, numeracy and social skills. Both Homework Clubs now have some 30 regular students, supported by almost 20 enrolled volunteers.

In addition, Hotham Mission provides:

  • Providing around 1500 hours + of study support to disadvantaged primary school children, per year;
  • around 90 food bags per week to struggling local households, to provide essential food relief;
  • electronic devices and educational materials to around 50 disadvantaged secondary students per year;
  • assisted 4 young refugees/asylum seekers move into post-secondary education;
  • we run and support 5 meals based programs at schools and other organisations;
  • our weekly young womens’ program, assisting those living in or with a connection to the local area;
  • the above programs help local people living in public housing to engage with and adjust to society; and
  • provide around 4700 bed-nights a year for refugees/asylum seekers living lawfully in the community.


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Hotham Mission
2 Elm Street
North Melbourne Vic 3051

Hotham Mission acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which we work, and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and emerging.