The Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund was established by the Trustees of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust to show appreciation and recognise the significant contribution of Dr Jean McCaughey AO to the Victorian community.
Jean was a champion of social justice values and tireless community advocate, researcher and author. In her time as the wife of Victoria’s Governor she was known for her egalitarian style, opening up Government House to the public, and accepting patronage of more than 100 charities, chosen because of the value of their work.
Our Sub-Fund Grants Program is now open, from Monday 19 July until Monday 30 August 2021. In 2021 the Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund will take applications for grants of up to $7,500.
The Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund supports research projects that relate to women in the areas of:
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 Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund will take applications for grants of up to $7,500. This Sub-Fund supports research projects that relate to women in the areas of homelessness, poverty and family well-being or strengthening local communities.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.