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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 quarterly by the Grants Committee and applicants are advised of the outcome by phone following the meeting and in writing within a fortnight. At this level, VFFF provides support for organisations working in NSW and Queensland.

 

Latest Grants

  • Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) & Just Reinvest NSW
    $388,263 to explore expansion of justice reinvestment in NSW.
  • Mirabel Foundation
    $300,000 towards the expansion of the Mirabel team to the Hunter region, to support children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental ilicit drug use and their kinship carers.
  • Youthworks
    $338,000 towards Youth Ministry expansion in Western Sydney and deployment of the Ministry Survey.
  • Country Universities Centre
    $520,049 towards employment of academic mentors across the network - Cooma, Broken Hill, Goulburn, Narrabri, Moree, Grafton, Griffith and Leeton - to support students in academic success.
  • The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation
    $50,000 towards Malabar Midwives, a culturally appropriate service contributing to maternal health outcomes for Indigenous women in Malabar, Maroubra and La Perouse.
  • Twin Rivers Centre
    $42,718 towards the Hand Up program in Eagleby, supporting a community experiencing intergenerational poverty by creating employment opportunities.
  • Burraga Foundation
    $50,000 towards the Storylines School Based Trainee program, an opportunity for Indigenous students to gain valuable work skills and experience through paid employment.
  • Arts North West
    $25,000 towards the North West Film Festival, engaging young people in rural communities in creative digital and analogue screen media.
  • Chester Hill Anglican Church
    $31,644 towards supporting the Children's Ministry in a rapidly growing community.
  • Sports Chaplaincy Australia
    $49,483 towards the Sports Chaplaincy in junior sport netball pilot.
  • Abbeyfield Australia
    $40,452 towards the successful establishment of new independent housing for young people with disabilities in Wagga Wagga.