Can I submit multiple grant applications?

No, applicant organisations may only apply to one Sub-Fund, and only need to address one purpose for the Sub-Fund they are applying to (ie not all the purposes for that Sub-Fund).

Who do I contact for advice and inquiries?

If you are unable to find an answer to your question in the Granting Guidelines, Grants Ethos, on the Sub-Fund pages or in these FAQs, please email grants@vwt.org.au and a member of our grants team will call you back.

Is my organisation eligible for a grant?

Due to legal requirements:

  • We can only fund projects that directly benefit Victorians.
  • Applicant organisations require Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 1) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) endorsement.
  • We are unable to fund individuals.

When are grant decisions made?

The Sub-Fund Grants Program opens in July and closes in August. Decisions will be announced in November.

Do you have a project budget template?

Please download the Project Budget template and attach to your application.

Download Project Budget template

Is there a Grant Agreement?

Successful applicants are required to sign a Grant Agreement, which outlines the VWBT’s requirements. This Grant Agreement will be sent to successful applicants at the time of notification of the grant.

How do I provide a project report and financial acquittal?

Project reports and financial acquittals are a standard requirement for all grants.

A final report on your project outcomes and expenditure is due within two months of project completion.

Please download and complete the VWBT project report and financial acquittal.  

Download the Project Report and Financial Acquittal form

Please email your completed report and financial acquittal to grants@vwt.org.au

We love to receive photographs of your project for possible inclusion on our website or in our newsletters or annual report (please ensure that photographs that feature children have the permission from parents or guardians).

Should I acknowledge our grant from the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust?

Grantee organisations are encouraged to acknowledge our support. A .jpeg or .eps format of our logo is available on request. Please contact us for electronic files and guidelines on how to use the logo and the wording to acknowledge the VWBT and/or Sub-Funds.   Please email your request to grants@vwt.org.au 

Is it important to communicate the outcomes of our project?

An important aspect of the Trust’s work is understanding and communicating the outcomes and impact of our grants. If you believe your organisation’s project was successful and there is a great story to tell, please contact us to discuss how we can share this news.

How do I seek an amendment to our grant?

If there are significant changes to your project (including key personnel, project scope, timeline, expected outcomes and outputs) you are required to contact the Trust and discuss the change.

Please contact the grants team to discuss this by emailing grants@vwt.org.au