VFFF was established as a family charitable trust in 1962 through the generosity of the late Sir Vincent Fairfax.

Latest Grants

  • Central West Family Support Group
    $63,105 to trial an engagement program for young men in Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Murrin Bridge, modelled on and mentored by BackTrack
  • Curious Works
    $200,000 towards the employment of a Business Development Manager
  • Lifeskills Plus
    $495,000 to complete the refurbishment of a community and disability services centre in Mudgee
  • Lower Lachlan Community Services
    $42,532 to extend the Linking the Lachlan Initiative for 12 months
  • Brisbane Water Secondary College
    $40,625 towards supporting the BWSC Agriculture Farm
  • Daystar Foundation
    $48,500 towards supporting the One TRIBE music program
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre
    $50,000 towards the Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project
  • Skilling Australia Foundation
    $30,000 towards the Youth Jobs Initiative
  • Yeoval and District Men's Shed
    $50,000 for the construction of Yeoval and District Men's Shed Clubhouse
  • Scripture Union QLD Camp Cobbold
    $40,000 towards a 5 day camp to engage young emerging community leaders in far North Queensland

For requests over $50,000 VFFF has a two-step application process which begins with a preliminary enquiry followed by a formal submission which is by invitation only. For requests between $20,000 and $50,000 VFFF has a single step grant application process.


VFFF considers requests under four themes:

  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Christianity
  • Community Wellbeing

VFFF seeks to increase our impact and improve our philanthropic practice through a number of strategic initiatives.

These programs are ‘beyond funding’ opportunities in which the foundation can work closely with others and invest resources beyond the financial including its networks, time, expertise and voice towards achieving greater outcomes.