Backing Young People with innovative opportunities that
advance their independence, social purpose and future security
Employer driven, innovative models for work that integrate learning to ensure young people gain the work and experience they need and value.
Increasing young people’s agency by building their capacity and opportunities to drive change on the issues that matter to them most.
Young people are able to make life choices informed by an understanding of Christian faith and values.
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 $200 million to Australian communities. As VFFF enters its seventh decade, 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 individuals and organisations working in NSW, QLD and nationally 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 work that backs young people aged 12-30 across four focus areas: Decent Work, Caring for the Environment, Contributing to Society and Exploring Christian Faith and Values.
How do we work?
Our Backing the Future grants for individuals are an open grant round held twice a year in NSW and QLD.
Grants to organisations are made by invitation only across our four focus areas. The VFFF team proactively seeks granting opportunities aligned to the funding outcomes in each focus area and initiates discussions with aligned organisations.
We value open communication and ask you to share your learnings to help inform and strengthen our future work.