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2018 Sub-Fund Program: Apply Now!

Have you got a social change project that helps women and girls thrive? Apply to one of our Sub-Funds.

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Brand New Sub-fund Built Across Generations

Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential.

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Small Grants, Big Vision

Our 2018 Small Grants Program is all about strengthening women’s economic security—here's why.

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Women Who Give

Research shows that being someone who gives, means greater happiness overall.

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2017 General Grants

Our 2017 General Grants program was to promote social inclusion and community cohesion in regional Victoria.

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2017 Sub-Fund Grants

Would you like to make lasting impact in the community? Are you passionate about strategic, gender-wise philanthropy? Establishing a Sub-Fund within the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust is...

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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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Small grants that honour the big legacies of women

We have established nine Sub-Funds to honour women who have made a valuable contribution to the lives of women and girls in our state.

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Sub-Funds expand our investment in women and girls

In 2017, sixteen small grants were given for a range of projects that in one way or another will improve the lives of women and girls or women and their families. 

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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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All About Our Latest Grants

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has just announced another great bunch of general grants and they are really worth taking a look at for their...

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2016 General Grants

so that in this lifetime we will be: equally paid for the same work safe on the streets and in our homes equally represented in our parliament and...

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Fairwear

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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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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