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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

  • Centre for Policy Development
    $600,000 for the Cities and Settlement Program - to enhance employment and settlement services for refugees.
  • Crusaders Union of Australia
    $3,000,000 as a matched funding incentive towards the redevelopment and expansion of the Crusaders’ Lake Macquarie camp site.
  • UNSW CHeBA
    $200,000 towards the Dementia Momentum.
  • Philanthropy Australia
    $75,000 to join Philanthropy Champions, an ambassadorial group of philanthropic leaders committed to enhancing the capacity of the philanthropic sector.
  • WeBelong Inc
    $45,000 towards the Jesus Club – a program providing support, training and resources for local churches to reach people with disabilities.