Continuing Grants

Smiling Mind

2023 Continuing Grants

VFFF is proud of the grants portfolio that has developed over the years. We continue to listen, reflect and apply learnings from this rich history of granting to our work today.    

The following grants were approved prior to the implementation of the Backing Young People strategy. We continue to work closely with these organisations and have enjoyed working with them over the course of this year. 

Australian Schools Plus
Fair Education Cohorts 3 & 4 $1,193,921 (total $6,306,443)

Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology Sydney
Towards The Guardian Australia’s Rural Network and research on sustainable media business models $496,759 (total $1,380,000, final distribution)

Creating Chances
Program expansion to Far West and North West NSW $60,000 (total $180,000, final distribution)

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation
Operational funding to support employment and business growth $75,000 (total $150,000, final distribution)

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Investing in Rural Community Futures $1,075,389 (total $5,046,496, final distribution)

Smiling Mind
Building Smiling Mind’s capacity to respond to growing demand for their wellbeing programs $180,000 (total $700,000, final distribution)

Sports Chaplaincy Australia
Sports Chaplaincy in Junior Sport $200,000 (total $650,000, final distribution)

Studio A
Building Studio A’s capacity to support professional pathways for artists with intellectual disability $100,000 (total $300,000)

The Trustee for First Steps Count Foundation
First Steps Count Integrated Child and Community Centre: Construction and Operations $900,000 (total $1,650,000, final distribution)

Thrive Refugee Enterprise
Thrive Refugee Enterprise expansion to regional NSW $300,000 (total $900,000, final distribution)

Top Blokes Foundation
Top Blokes Expansion in Western Sydney $50,591 (total $192,990, final distribution)

University of New South Wales (Centre for Social Impact)
Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) Program $600,000 (total $3,000,000)

Walter and Eliza Hall Supplementary Trust
Small Grants Program for People in Necessitous Circumstances $500,000 (total $2,500,000, final distribution)

Weave Youth and Community Services
Aboriginal Healing Program $125,000 (total $375,000, final distribution)

White Box Enterprises
White Box capacity support towards 5000 jobs $350,000 (total $1,350,000, final distribution)

First Steps Count Child and Community Centre
Creating Chances



Acknowledgement of Country

The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, and extends this acknowledgement to all Traditional Custodians of nations where we fund organisations and activities. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and to the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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