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Application Process

We recommend that all organisations considering applying to VFFF contact our team on (02) 9291 2727 before completing the application.

VFFF has an online grants application process. Please find the links to the Grant Application and Preliminary Enquiry forms below or under ‘Apply for a grant’ on the right hand side of the page.

Requests over $50,000

For requests over $50,000 VFFF has a two-step application process.

1. Preliminary Enquiry

For this range, VFFF has a two-step application process.

VFFF accepts preliminary enquiries submitted at any time. Please note that if your request is progressed to the next stage the submission will be considered, at the earliest, in March 2017.

Please note, VFFF requires financial information and copies of organisations’ latest audited financial statements to be uploaded with your preliminary enquiry.

VFFF endeavours to notify grant seekers of the outcome of their enquiry within 21 working days. VFFF reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing preliminary enquiries.

2. Submission

Following a preliminary enquiry, some organisations will be requested to complete a submission with additional questions (by invitation only). VFFF requires information from, and copies of organisations’ current management accounts to be uploaded with the submission.

We aim to be of assistance to grant seekers during the preparation of the submission and encourage organisations to contact us with any queries that arise during this process. In conducting due diligence and preparing requests for consideration by the Board, VFFF will contact grant seekers to work through any concerns or questions and may also request meetings or site visits. VFFF reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing submissions.

Submissions are considered quarterly by the VFFF Board and grant seekers will be advised of the outcome shortly after the relevant meeting.

Requests between $20,000 and $50,000

For this range, VFFF has a single step grant application process and accepts grant applications at any time.

Please note that if your request is progressed, your application will be considered, at the earliest in February 2017.

Please note, VFFF requires financial information and copies of organisations’ latest audited financial statements and current management accounts to be uploaded with your application.

VFFF endeavours to notify grant seekers whether their request will be progressed within 21 working days. VFFF reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing applications.

Latest Grants

  • Desert Pea Media
    $132,000 towards Ngemba Ngurra: Light of the Ngemba people - a series of four music-based workshops over 12 months with Indigenous young people at Bourke High School
  • Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia
    $300,000 over three years towards operational costs to promote the importance of primary industries among students and teachers
  • St Francis Social Services
    $340,000 over three years for The Humanitarian Hub - an Alliance between four agencies to build volunteering capacity to meet the needs of people seeking asylum
  • Weave Youth & Community Services
    $362,965 over three years for Creating Futures Justice Project, a prison release program to reduce recidivism rates of young people in Sydney's inner South East communities
  • Bourke and District Children's Services
    $28,000 to rejuvenate the childcare outdoor play area at Bourke and District Children's Services.
  • Bowen Community Technology and Homework Centre
    $20,000 towards operational costs of the Bowen Community Technology and Homework Centre.
  • The Nawarddeken Academy
    $49,434 towards The Nawarddeken Academy - a school for Kabulwarnamyo in west Arnhem Land.
  • McLean Care
    $50,000 to establish the Northern Inland Aged Care Alliance, an initiative to build sustainable not-for-profit aged care services in regional NSW communities.
  • NewLife Anglican Church Oran Park
    $46,564 towards the employment of a kids, youth and families Pastor at NewLife Anglican Church Oran Park.
  • Philanthropy Australia
    $25,000 towards the Philanthropy Austalia and National Australia Bank matched funding program, to build the capacity of not-for-profits in impact investing.