The Sub-Fund supports African women and girls in Victoria, enabling them to avail themselves of educational, employment and other economic opportunities in Australia.
This Sub-Fund seeks applications from Aboriginal community organisations for projects that support Aboriginal women and girls in Victoria.
This Sub-Fund supports projects that increase the literacy, educational opportunities of women and girls or address barriers facing older women.
This Sub-Fund supports projects that assist women recovering from mental illness or programs which encourage young and established female writers.
This Sub-Fund supports circuit-breaking solutions to discrimination, violence against women and children or inequality of educational opportunity.
This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership and achievement in cross-cultural understanding, and strategies for combating racism.
This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide positive and effective community supports for mothers and their children or young women from less advantaged backgrounds.
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.
This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership training, research and education on equal opportunity issues.
This Sub-Fund supports research projects that relate to women in the areas of homelessness, poverty and family well-being or strengthening local communities.
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...
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.