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Learnings from grantmaking practice

Between June 2012 and June 2017, VFFF analysed 206 grant acquittals submitted by grantees.

While undertaking a Strategic Review in the 2017 Financial Year, we revisited these analyses and their ratings, to draw out learnings to strengthen our future work. Essentially, the idea being to understand the characteristics of grants that perform well and those that don’t – in order to inform our application, assessment and decisionmaking processes.

Our Learning from grant performance document presents the following information resulting from this analysis:

  • General learnings from these grants
  • Summary characteristics of higher and lower performing grants

We share this document in the spirit of transparency and as part of our commitment to share our learnings from success and failure. Please note that this document reflects the author’s interpretation of VFFF’s experience of this particular group of grants.

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.