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Case studies

Our greatest delight is seeing the achievements of organisations, individuals and communities supported by VFFF grants. These case studies share the impact of some of our grantees’ inspiring work.

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Backing the Future: Callum Champagne

Callum Champagne received a 2022 NSW Backing the Future grant for Grow the Future - a social enterprise offering young people in the Bega Valley Shire supported work experience and regenerative skills training.

Backing the Future: Rizina Yadav

Rizina received a 2023 Queensland Backing the Future grant for her proposal, Young Women’s Policy Submission (YWPS).

Backing the Future: Bevis Masson-Leach

Bevis Masson-Leach received a 2022 NSW Backing the Future grant for Hometown – a pilot series of hip hop writing and production workshops held in the regional towns of Armidale, Nambucca Valley, Moree and Newcastle.

Backing the Future: Josie Clarke

Josie Clarke received a 2022 NSW Backing the Future grant to research and develop a platform to promote accessible job opportunities for young people interested in agriculture.

Miyay Birray Youth Services

For 30 years, Aboriginal-led Miyay Birray Youth Service (MBYS) has been operating in Moree, providing a range of recreational, educational, and social programs targeting common issues relating to young Aboriginal people and their development.

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) is the national voice and advocate for young people. They work to ensure that young people are equally considered and included in public dialogue and policy.

Country Universities Centre

Many regional students are faced with the difficult choice between leaving their family and community or forfeiting the future opportunities that come with having a tertiary degree.

Jarjum Centre Lismore – Strengthening Early Learners

Jarjum Centre is an Aboriginal preschool that has provided accessible and inclusive early education and support in Lismore for the last 40 years.

Social Impact Leadership Australia

SILA – Social Impact Leadership Australia – is the culmination of three years of research, planning and development, involving a collaboration of four funding partners, leading to a joint investment of $9.6 million over five years in the leadership of Australia’s for-purpose sector.


The Youthworks Ministry Support Team (MST) is team of expert youth and children’s ministry advisors who are trusted across Sydney and NSW as leaders in Christian ministry and practice.

Foundation for Young Australians – Building Young People’s Civic and Cultural Engagement

It is fitting that VFFF’s largest grant in the first year of Backing Young People should support youth leadership and civic participation – an area of interest for Sir Vincent and Lady Nancy Fairfax.

Bush Heritage Australia – Seeding the Future

Bush Heritage Australia represents a special part of both our past and future as a Foundation.

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