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2017 General Grants

“Grants from the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust have enabled a host of vital projects to get started that would have struggled to attract funding from...

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Small grants that honour the big legacies of women

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust is committed to putting women on the public record and for remembering and highlighting their important place in our communities. We have established nine Sub-Funds so far to honour women who have made a valuable contribution to the lives of women and girls in our state or in memory of women special in the hearts of their families. If you are involved with a not-for-profit organisation that is eligible for a grant check out the details and purposes of each Sub-Fund, applications are open now and close 31st July 2017.

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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls

“Chris Friday, as a white Australian woman, is standing up for Aboriginal women and girls, and seeking to contribute to their self-determination and empowerment. This Sub-Fund raises the bar for philanthropic foundations to be purposefully shaped this way.” Leanne Miller, Koorie Women Mean Business and VWT Director reflects on the significance of the Chris Friday Sub-Fund, one of the latest additions to our suite of named Sub-Funds.

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2016 General Grants

“Grants from the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust have enabled a host of vital projects to get started that would have struggled to attract funding from...

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The Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund | Pro Bono Australia

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has launched a new sub-fund to honour and recognise one of Melbourne’s most influential philanthropists, Fleur Spitzer. The Women’s Trust said that while Spitzer was not a household name, her generosity had had an immeasurable impact on the lives of many people in the community and she had been a shining example for other female philanthropists.

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Fairwear (2002-2003)

In 2002, outworkers in the clothing industry were being appallingly exploited. 90% of the workers were women earning $2-5 per hour. They worked a 12-16 hour day, often in unsafe conditions.

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2015 Community Grants and Sub-Fund Program

Our 30th birthday grants program was our largest on record. It has funded some major initiatives to address domestic violence and projects that embrace new approaches, challenge orthodoxy and offer significant and lasting community benefit.

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Consumer Law Centre of Victoria (1999-2000)

We can take some things for granted but that doesn’t mean that it’s fair. For example, should women pay more for a haircut or dry...

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Who Gets the Farm? (1996-1997)

It was 1996 and the time had come to change a very old story. We were just a heartbeat away from the beginning of the...

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Create a Sub-Fund

Would you like to make a lasting impact in your community? Are you passionate about strategic, gender-wise philanthropy?

Establishing a Sub-Fund within the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust is a practical and lasting way for you to strategically invest in advancing opportunities or reducing barriers for women and girls’ in Victoria without any administrative burden.

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