In late 2017, VFFF set a number of strategic goals based on what we’ve learnt about useful and impactful grantmaking:
- Make fewer, larger and longer term grants
- Increase funding for organisations’ core operations and to build their capacity
- Increase funding for work in rural and regional communities
GOAL 1: Make fewer, larger and longer term grants
GOAL 2: 75% of funding for core operations and capacity building
GOAL 3: 60% of funding for work in rural and regional communities
VFFF's goal to make fewer, larger and longer grants was impacted in FY20 and FY21 by the onset of COVID-19. In this period, VFFF made a number of additional one-off grants to support our existing partners navigate adverse financial impacts as a result of the pandemic.
For more information see our COVID-19 granting principles here.