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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

  • The Girls and Boys Brigade
    $426,000 towards the Strategic Fundraising Resources Project, nurturing a fundraising culture and implementing a fundraising team to ensure success.
  • Alpha Australia
    $240,000 over three years towards the expansion of the Alpha Australia Youth Series, helping young people explore and discuss Christian faith.
  • Outward Bound Australia
    $124,520 in capacity building support, for the development of Outward Bound's community work.
  • Schools Industry Partnership
    $50,000 towards the Western Sydney expansion of Inspiring the Future, connecting schools with volunteers from the world of work.
  • Phunktional
    $30,000 towards Beyond the Walls, empowering young people in custody through Community Arts and Cultural Development.
  • Australian Council of Social Service
    $50,000 towards Raise the Rate, a campaign to increase the Newstart Allowance, which has not increased in real terms in 24 years.