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Latest Grants – June 2021

June 30, 2021

This quarter, VFFF approved 12 new grants totalling $3,019,907.

Click on each organisation to find out more about their work.

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Opening of Hotel Etico

June 30, 2021

The official opening of Hotel Etico in Mount Victoria on 5 June was a special day that celebrated the hard work of the many people involved in the set-up of Australia’s first social enterprise hotel.

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VFFF Supports Rural and Regional Media

June 30, 2021

In June, VFFF Directors approved a special family distribution grant for $1.3m over three years to support the Guardian Australia in developing a rural and regional media network and the Centre for Media Transition (CMT) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to undertake research on post philanthropic business models which will support and sustain commercially viable news media enterprises in rural and regional Australia.

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UTS Regional Journalism Internship Program

March 26, 2021

In August 2020, the VFFF Grants Committee approved $50,000 to support the University of Technology Sydney’s Regional Journalism Internship Program.

The program supports UTS journalism students to complete a one-month, paid internship placement with a small regional newspaper.

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What is the potential for philanthropy to address inequality within disadvantaged schools?

March 26, 2021

The VFFF partnership with Australian School Plus is one of our most significant grants, providing $11M over eight years to support the Fair Education Program across NSW.

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