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Chris Friday Sub-Fund
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Chris Friday Sub-Fund

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association – Women and Family Support Fund $2,715 grant To provide monetary support for Aboriginal women and their children fleeing family violence by helping...

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

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2017 Sub-Fund Grants

2017 Sub-Fund Grants

“Grants from our Sub-Funds expand VWT’s ability to support women and girls in a range of targeted ways.  In 2017, all nine of our Sub-Funds...

Sub-Funds expand our investment in women and girls

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. 

New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls

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.

The Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund | Pro Bono Australia

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.

Create a Sub-Fund

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.

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