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Sir Vincent Fairfax – 100 Years

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Commemorative Book

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Vincent Fairfax on 26 December 2009, VFFF made nine commemorative distributions, totaling $6,848,000. In selecting these organisations, Directors had in mind the founder’s involvement and personal interest in them.

To download the Commemorative Book as a PDF click here

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 school 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.
  • Blue Datto Foundation
    $20,000 towards the Keeping Safe program that provides emergency road safety education for regional New South Wales.
  • Sanctuary Australia
    $24,000 to cover rental expenses of the Sanctuary Centre, a community meeting space to support the settlement needs of refugees in Coffs Harbour.