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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

  • Australian Schools Plus
    $6,306,443 in school grants and operational funding towards the Fair Education initiative.
  • Byron Region Community College
    $415,000 towards Sourdough Business Pathways, helping build strong and sustainable businesses in the Northern Rivers region.
  • First Steps Count Foundation
    $1,650,000 towards the construction and operational setup of the First Steps Count Child and Community Centre, Taree.
  • Human Rights Law Centre
    $382,332 to boost and diversify the Aboriginal Rights Team.
  • The Social Outfit
    $130,000 towards capacity building strategies.
  • Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
    $50,000 towards the Refugee Action Support Program, supporting refugee students with language and literacy demands in the classroom.
  • First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation
    $40,000 towards the National Indigenous Art Fair, exhibiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from 30 remote community art centres across Australia.
  • Eat Up Australia
    $48,023 towards Eat Up NSW, providing sandwiches for the young Australians who go to school every day without any lunch.
  • Best Employment
    $34,800 towards the Best Food Garden, producing and providing fresh produce to the Inverell community.
  • Queensland Youth Orchestras
    $25,000 towards the 2019 Regional Tour to North Queensland, providing concerts and workshops to regional communities.