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Application Process

Applications can made through our online portal, accessed through this website at any time. Applicants create a log in and are guided through a series of questions. You can save your application and return to it later. We require copies of organisations’ latest audited financial statements and up to date management accounts be uploaded with applications. Receipt of applications is acknowledged by email and shortly after VFFF will be in touch to discuss your request. VFFF reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in assessing applications.

We aim to be of assistance to grant seekers during the preparation of applications and encourage organisations to contact us with any queries that arise. VFFF will contact grant seekers to work through any concerns or questions and may also request meetings or site visits. We are grateful for grant seekers’ cooperation and patience and appreciate open communication throughout the application process.

For requests over $50,000 there is a two-step application process

1. Preliminary enquiry – an outline of the funding request that allows us to determine whether we can progress the request to a submission for Directors’ consideration.

2. Submission – some organisations will be invited to progress to a submission and requested to provide further information through the online portal. We use all the information provided to write a submission for consideration by the VFFF Board.

Submissions are considered quarterly by the VFFF Board and applicants are advised of the outcome by phone following the meeting and in writing within a fortnight.

For requests between $20,000 and $50,000 there is a single-step grant application process

Applications are considered by the Grants Committee every two months and applicants are advised of the outcome by phone following the meeting and in writing within a fortnight.

 

Latest Grants

  • The Australian Centre for Social Innovation
    $375,950 for the final delivery phase of developing a regional capability building model with the key people and initiatives VFFF works with in Lachlan Shire and Dubbo.
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
    $708,925 for phase one of the Rural Community Futures Program, to strengthen grassroots non-profit organisations in rural, regional and remote NSW.
  • Indigenous Marathon Foundation
    $50,000 to establish the IMF Deadly Running Footprints, a series of running events to create positive local role models and facilitate community engagement in the Northern Rivers, NSW.
  • Musicians Making a Difference
    To pilot the Breakfree Street Support and Internship Program, a pre-employment training program for 18-25 year olds in the NSW Central Coast area.
  • Paint the Town REaD
    $48,000 to provide ongoing support and training for communities in rural and regional NSW to effectively implement the Paint the Town REaD program.
  • Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Advancement Group
    $23,650 to continue the employment of a Grant Writer for an additional 12 months.