Our Impact

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 partners’ inspiring work.

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Hastings District Respite Care

$261,214 over three years to develop and implement a new dementia service model using Montessori principles.


$200,000 over three years to establish the CareerSeekers New Australian Internship Program.

The Social Outfit

The Social Outfit is a social enterprise based in Newtown, Sydney. It uses fashion to provide training and employment for people from refugee and new migrant communities in the greater Sydney area.

Story Factory

$106,666 to employ a grant writer, building fundraising capacity to enable the establishment of a new centre in Parramatta, Western Sydney.

Literacy for Life

$400,000 over two years to extend the ‘Yes I Can!’ community literacy campaign to Brewarrina, Walgett and Weilmoringle in far west NSW.

Queensland University of Technology

$199,622 to expand the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program to Western Sydney University.

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

$561,000 over three years to expand the Early Language and Literacy Program to Bowraville and Nambucca Heads, NSW

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust was established in 1912 by Eliza Hall in memory of her husband Walter Hall. The principle aim of the Trust is to assist individuals and families experiencing financial disadvantage.

Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre

Employment of a Grant Writer across 12 regional centres.


In 2011, VFFF set out to adopt a ‘strategic focus’ by supporting particular geographies through 'place-based philanthropy'.

Growing Lachlan

Growing Lachlan began in 2014 with a request from Lachlan Shire Interagency Groups for a dedicated resource to improve communication and collaboration between services, increase service uptake and influence government funding to address local needs.

Generate Ministries

Between 2016 and 2019, VFFF provided funding of $625,000 to Generate Ministries to help grow chaplaincy in NSW public schools.

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