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Hotel Etico – an Australian first

September 24, 2020

VFFF is excited to be the co-seed funder of Australia’s first social enterprise hotel staffed by industry professionals supporting hospitality trainees with intellectual disabilities.

Hotel Etico opens this November at the newly refurbished Mount Victoria Manor. Guests of the hotel will not only stay in elegant rooms, dine in at Niccolò’s Restaurant and Bar, find spaces for socialising, a quiet read or favourite flick; their holiday experience will contribute toward a proven employment training and social inclusion program that transforms lives.

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Latest Grants – September 2020

September 24, 2020

This quarter, VFFF approved 9 new grants totalling $1,708,710.

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

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Kickstarting careers – the VFFF Grants Traineeship

September 24, 2020

The VFFF Grants Traineeship is a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience in the not for profit and philanthropy sector.

Back in 2013, VFFF employed our first Grants Trainee and since then, this 18 month Trainee role has become an essential part of the VFFF team.

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Logan Together: collective impact in action

June 17, 2020

Halfway through its first ten years, Logan Together continues to showcase the value of community-driven, place-based work.

This genuine collaboration between community, industry, government and philanthropy is on track to deliver tangible child development improvements for the Logan community.

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Fair Education NSW – program evaluation

June 17, 2020

Fair Education aims to build the capacity of school leaders in low socio-economic areas to design and implement activities that strengthen family and community engagement in education. To date, Fair Education has supported 110 schools across NSW.

The Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University has now concluded its four year evaluation of this program for the first two cohorts of schools in NSW.

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