Q&A: Ben Higgins, Alpha Youth

Alpha Youth has strong alignment with VFFF’s Christianity funding goal to provide young people with the opportunity to make life choices informed by an understanding of Christian faith and belief. VFFF’s multi-year core operations grant aims to help Alpha accelerate its encouraging growth trajectory with an ultimate goal of over 100,000 Australian young people participating in Alpha Youth from 2022-2024.

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Our Approach: Decent Work Exploration Grants

The Decent Work goal has become even more relevant over the past year, as skills shortages are emerging in key industries and locations. This program funds 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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VFFF Turns 60!

On 2 June 2022, three generations of the Fairfax family gathered for the 60th anniversary of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.

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Q&A: Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good

In February 2022, the VFFF Grants Committee approved $49,500 towards rental property costs for Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good. Their vision for a ‘DIYDG Home’ is to create a safe space for young people living in the Cairns region. 

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VFFF welcomes our sixth Grants Trainee, Ellen Frith!

Since 2013, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation has offered a unique opportunity for recent graduates who are interested in immersing themselves in the philanthropic sector. Working for VFFF enables the Grants Trainee to develop a broader understanding of the processes undertaken in philanthropic work.

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Moree Youth Forum – Youth Voices in Action

On 17 and 18 March 2022, VFFF’s Program Manager, Contributing to Society Natalie Buckett attended the Moree Youth Forum. Hosted at Moree’s SHAE Academy, the youth-led event provided an opportunity for “young people to come together, grow connections, come up with ideas and make plans for what they want to see for Moree”, as well as “learn new skills on how to make change.”

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Social Impact Leadership Australia – Retreat #1

In late November, the VFFF team was delighted to play host to the first retreat of Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA). 23 for-purpose CEO’s from urban, regional and rural areas in NSW and the ACT spent three days together as part of their ten month program as the inaugural SILA cohort. We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to share our workspace with this group of exceptional leaders and the delivery team from The Centre for Social Impact.

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