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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 June 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 June 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

  • Australian National University
    $300,000 over two years towards the Next Generation Farming Management and Biodiversity Project, to help farmers in rural Australia better manage the natural assets on their farms.
  • Australian Schools Plus
    $79,000 to establish a resource pool of coaches to support the delivery of the Fair Education Program.
  • Refugee Advice & Casework Service
    $500,000 towards ensuring people seeking asylum in NSW under the 'fast track' process are able to lodge their applications for protection within the shortened deadline of the Australian Government.
  • Western Sydney University
    $336,892 over two years for the Bulundidi Gudaga Study - a research project to examine the effectiveness of an early childhood intervention program among Aboriginal children in south-western Sydney.
  • Farmers for Climate Action
    $50,000 towards core support to establish Farmers for Climate Action.
  • Per Capita
    $39,000 towards the co-design of an innovative solution for social isolation and loneliness of older residents in Urana Shire, NSW.
  • Sydney Youth Orchestra
    $50,000 towards a State Regional Outreach program that provides music workshops for students in the Central West.