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A strategic gift that keeps on giving

You can set up a Sub-Fund in honour of a special woman – it may be a family member, friend or someone you admire.

We work with you to identify a specific issue or issues affecting women and girls in Victoria that is of particular interest to you or reflects the woman you are honouring.  

A Sub-Fund is also a great way to involve your family or organisation in the experience of giving.

Key features of our Sub-Funds

  1. No start up or ongoing management fees are charged to administer Sub-Funds.
  2. An initial endowment is required (to find out more  please contact us).
  3. The endowment and any additional donations into Sub-Funds are tax-deductible.
  4. Tax deductions for donations can be spread over five financial years.
  5. Any income generated is tax-free and contributes to growing the Sub-Fund.
  6. Each Sub-Fund can be named after an individual, who may be a family member, friend or someone you admire.
  7. The Sub-Fund must have distinctive purposes that fit within the philosophy and ethos of the Victorian Women’s Trust and benefit women and girls in Victoria.
  8. An Advisory Committee supports each Sub-Fund. This Committee may include a family member.
  9. Whilst endowees are encouraged to provide recommendations for the annual distribution of the Sub-Fund grants, regulatory requirements mean that the final decision about grants remains the responsibility of the Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
  10. 80% of the annual interest earned on the Sub-Fund capital is released for grant-making; 20% is retained with the capital amount so that it continues to accrue.

Are you interested in setting up a Sub-Fund?

We would love to talk with you about the possibility of setting up a Sub-Fund with the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust. Please get in touch with our Grants team by either filling out the form below or contacting 03 9642 0422 or grants@vwt.org.au

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Our Sub-Funds

Con Irwin Sub Fund

Con Irwin Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports circuit-breaking solutions to discrimination, violence against women and children or inequality of educational opportunity.

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Essie Burbridge Sub Fund

Essie Burbridge Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership and achievement in cross-cultural understanding, and strategies for combating racism.

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Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub Fund

Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership training, research and education on equal opportunity issues.

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Fleur Spitzer Sub Fund

Fleur Spitzer Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports projects that increase the literacy, educational opportunities of women and girls or addresses barriers facing older women.

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Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub Fund

Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports research projects that relate to women in the areas of homelessness, poverty and family well-being or strengthening local communities.

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Joan Hudson Sub Fund

Joan Hudson Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide positive and effective community supports for mothers and their children or young women from less advantaged backgrounds.

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Loula Rodopoulos Sub Fund

Loula Rodopoulos Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports projects that assist women recovering from mental illness or programs which encourage young and established female writers.

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Prue Myer Sub Fund

Prue Myer Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund supports immigrants and refugees and other disadvantaged girls and young women and provides them with positive mentoring opportunities or ways to improve their educational outcomes.

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Christine Friday and Kathleen Pooley Sub Fund

Christine Friday and Kathleen Pooley Sub Fund

Sub Funds

This Sub-Fund seeks applications from Aboriginal community organisations for projects that support Aboriginal women and girls in Victoria.

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Humanitas Sub Fund

Humanitas Sub Fund

Sub Funds

The Sub-Fund supports African women and girls in Victoria, enabling them to avail themselves of educational, employment and other economic opportunities in Australia.

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