The Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust (VWBT) were particularly proud to establish the Chris Friday Sub-Fund in December 2016 because it leads the way in philanthropic support for Aboriginal women and girls.
The Sub-Fund is thanks to the vision and generosity of Chris Friday, a woman committed to supporting her community through her volunteering efforts and philanthropy.
In May 2019, Chris made a request to the Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust to change the name of her Sub-Fund to the Christine Friday & Kathleen Pooley Sub-Fund, as a way of honouring and acknowledging her late biological mother Kathleen (1906 – 1957).
Our Sub-Fund Grants Program is now open, from Monday 19 July until Monday 30 August 2021. In 2021 the Christine Friday and Kathleen Pooley Sub-Fund will take applications for grants of up to $4,000.
The Sub-Fund will seek applications from
We welcome donations to this Sub-Fund. All contributions help build the financial pool for making grants and are fully tax-deductible.
In 2021 the Christine Friday and Kathleen Pooley Sub-Fund will take applications for grants of up to $4,000. This Sub-Fund supports Aboriginal community organisations with projects aimed at supporting Aboriginal women and girls in Victoria.Read more
Willum Warrain (home by the sea) Aboriginal Association located in Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula is the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Mornington Peninsula. It is a gathering place for Aboriginal people to realize community aspirations and forge shared identity.Read more
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.