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Backing
Young People

Backing Young People with innovative opportunities that
advance their independence, social purpose and future security

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Employer driven, innovative models for work that integrate learning to ensure young people gain the work and experience they need and value.

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Increasing young people’s agency by building their capacity and opportunities to drive change on the issues that matter to them most.

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Young people are able to make life choices informed by an understanding of Christian faith and values.

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Real and lasting impact on young people's lives through supporting them to participate in and lead environmental projects.

Who is VFFF?

In 1962, Sir Vincent Fairfax established a charitable trust that is now the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF).

The Founders’ children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have built on these foundations and VFFF has now gifted over $195 million to Australian communities. As we look forward to our 60th anniversary in 2022, we celebrate the continued commitment of the Fairfax family to honouring the legacy of Sir Vincent and Lady Nancy Fairfax.

What do we fund?

We fund registered charities in NSW and QLD whose work aligns with our focus areas and funding outcomes.

We see our role as Backing Young People with innovative opportunities that advance their independence, social purpose and future security. We fund organisations and initiatives that back young people across four focus areas: Decent Work, Caring for the Environment, Contributing to Society and Exploring Christian Faith and Values.

VFFF values evidence-based organisations that elevate the voices of young people. We fund operational costs and capacity building, especially to enable organisations through critical times of transition or development.

How do we work?

The VFFF team proactively seeks granting opportunities aligned to the funding outcomes in each focus area. We initiate discussions with aligned organisations, take the time to see if our priorities align and if so, we try to construct our support around what is most important to you.

We value open communication and ask you to share your learnings to help inform and strengthen our future work.

What have we supported lately?

Grants are approved quarterly by the VFFF Board and Grants Committee. Find out more about new grants approved this quarter.

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