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 grantees’ inspiring work.

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Jesuit Social Services

$60,000 towards ‘Dropping off the Edge’, a research initiative mapping social disadvantage across Australia.

Australian Museum Trust

$108,472 over two years towards a pilot education program providing positive cultural experiences to indigenous young people in custody.


Getting a licence is a game-changer – and for some more than others. This grant established the Maranguka Driving Licensing Initiative, as part of the Justice Reinvestment work in Bourke.

Human Rights Law Centre

VFFF supported HRLC’s efforts with Indigenous partner organisations to address the over-imprisonment of Indigenous children.

Humanitarian Hub

$340,000 to coordinate volunteer management to better meet the needs of people seeking asylum in NSW.

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

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