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Social Impact Investment

VFFF aims to identify opportunities to make impact investments that achieve commercial returns and further social outcomes for our beneficiaries. Working with our investment manager Cambooya, VFFF seeks to have 5% of the corpus invested on an impact first basis by 30 June 2018.

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In November 2015, VFFF approved its first impact investment, a property in Armidale for $570,000 plus on-costs to establish BackTrack‘s residential program, supporting young people having a tough time.

In March 2016, VFFF provided a loan of $2 million to Moore Theological College to assist in the redevelopment of the Newtown campus, that was officially opened in February 2017.

In 2017, VFFF approved its third impact investment. $750,000  was invested for equity in YUME Pty Ltd, an organisation that seeks to assist primary producers to achieve a return on produce that for a variety of reasons becomes surplus to needs.

BackTrack

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Latest Grants

  • Behavioural Insights Team
    $270,181 to trial, evaluate and roadmap interventions for the Code for Online Decisions & Ethics (CODE) Program.
  • National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
    $375,000 over three years to employ a Marketing and Fundraising Manager.
  • The Family Centre
    $319,606 over three years for It Takes a Town, an initiative focused on creating opportunities and environments for children and their families to thrive.
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Supplementary Trust
    $2,500,000 over five years for the Small Grants Program, responding to the needs of people in necessitous circumstances.
  • The Fathering Project
    $50,000 to pilot The Fathering Project in rural and regional NSW, building skills and confidence in fathering to ensure the optimum environment for children to grow and develop.
  • Poetry in Action
    $35,689 to expand into regional NSW, increasing exposure of students in regional communities to poetry and literature.
  • Dress for Success
    $48,725 to employ a Peer Support Coordinator for Success Works, a program aimed at securing labour market opportunities for women in contact with the criminal justice system.
  • Hosanna Logan City
    $40,000 towards the Maternity Hub Room, providing maternity services for the Pacifica community in Logan City.