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“If women are healthy and educated, free from violence and have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations will flourish.”
– Hilary Clinton, United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995

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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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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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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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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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls

Chris Friday is a committed philanthropist and community worker who has already set-up another philanthropic foundation, the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation, in honour of her parents.

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The Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund | Pro Bono Australia

We launched a new sub-fund to honour and recognise one of Melbourne’s most influential philanthropists, Fleur Spitzer.

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Sub Funds

Con Irwin Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports circuit-breaking solutions to discrimination, violence against women and children or inequality of educational opportunity.

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Essie Burbridge Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership and achievement in cross-cultural understanding, and strategies for combating racism.

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Fay Marles Equal Opportunity Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide leadership training, research and education on equal opportunity issues.

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Jean McCaughey Social Justice Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports research projects that relate to women in the areas of homelessness, poverty and family well-being or strengthening local communities.

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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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Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports projects that increase the literacy, educational opportunities of women and girls or addresses barriers facing older women.

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Joan Hudson Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports projects that provide positive and effective community supports for mothers and their children or young women from less advantaged backgrounds.

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Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund supports projects that assist women recovering from mental illness or programs which encourage young and established female writers.

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Prue Myer Sub-Fund

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.

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2015 Community Grants and Sub-Fund Program

Our 30th birthday grants program was our largest on record. It has funded some major initiatives to address domestic violence and projects that embrace new approaches, challenge orthodoxy and offer significant and lasting community benefit.

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Chris Friday Sub-Fund

This Sub-Fund seeks applications from Aboriginal community organisations for projects that support Aboriginal women and girls in Victoria.

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