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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. A minimum endowment of $100,000 is required – as this amount can earn sufficient interest in any year to allow substantial grants to be made.
  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.

I feel immensely privileged to be able to remember my mother in this way… And I know that it would give my mother great pleasure too.
– Hilary Irwin, Con Irwin Sub-Fund endowee

 

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 Carolyn Munckton, VWBT General Manager on phone 03 9642 0422 or carolyn@vwt.org.au

Our Sub-Funds

Con Irwin Sub-Fund
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Con Irwin Sub-Fund

  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead,  American...

Essie Burbridge Sub-Fund
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Essie Burbridge Sub-Fund

“Ma Burbridge had the warmest smile, love and tireless care for many overseas students in Victoria – the best ambassador Australia ever had.” – Raj Kannan,...

Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub-Fund
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Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub-Fund

“If a country doesn’t recognise minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is...

Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund
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Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund

“There’s no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better. “ – Gloria Steinem, author and activist

Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund
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Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund

“The preponderant view is that change has been forced upon local communities, often with arrogance and insensitivity, and that much knowledge, good will and resource...

Joan Hudson Sub-Fund
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Joan Hudson Sub-Fund

“I shall pass through this world but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do. Let...

Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund
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Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund

“An eternity of quiescent patriarchy awaits the dawning of feminist challenge” – Loula Rodopoulos

Prue Myer Sub-Fund
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Prue Myer Sub-Fund

 “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen...