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Latest Grants – March 2021

March 26, 2021

This quarter, VFFF approved 9 new grants totalling $2,055,000.

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Latest Grants – November 2020

December 14, 2020

This quarter, VFFF approved 8 new grants totalling $3,093,733.

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Q&A: Shanna Whan interviewed by Steph Fairfax

December 14, 2020

In November, the VFFF Grants Committee approved $50,000 in core operational funding for Sober in the Country, a national charity changing the conversation about alcohol in rural Australia.

Stephanie Fairfax, a member of the VFFF Grants Committee since 2015, interviewed Founder and CEO Shanna Whan about her personal journey of overcoming addiction, and the evolution of Sober in the Country.

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Q&A: Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development

September 24, 2020

In September 2019, VFFF approved $305,000 in core operational support to Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development (GLAPD) for their work assisting refugees and migrants to resettle in rural and regional areas.

By the time we met Emmanuel Musoni and the GLAPD team, they had already supported 138 people to resettle with jobs in rural communities in NSW, QLD and Victoria, with almost no funding. This was off the back of an Australian Story episode that showcased their unique, community-focused approach.

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Social Impact Investment: Warrah

September 24, 2020

In 2016 VFFF purchased Warrah, a residential property in Armidale used by BackTrack Youth Works to provide a roof over young people’s heads for either long-term or emergency accommodation.

Warrah is a safe environment that offers its residents a safe environment where they can relax, learn general life skills such as cooking, cleaning and interacting as a family.

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