Grant stories

  • Improving mental health support in rural Victoria

    The YouThrive Victoria Rural Leaders program is about to enhance its wellbeing component to create a specific focus on mental health. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Barwon South West

    Year:
    2019

  • Volunteers continue the good fight for asylum

    With a volunteer retention rate of 80 per cent, Refugee Legal Volunteer Coordinator, Bianca DeToma, is justifiably proud of the work that she and Refugee Legal are doing to deepen and strengthen th...

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    Fund amount:
    $40,000

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2019

  • Creating work experience and inspiration for young people

    A grant to the Ourschool program is helping state secondary schools build thriving alumni communities to benefit current students...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2017

  • No limits to learning on the Mornington Peninsula

    The Ross Trust has granted $120,000 over three years to a program which will use speech pathology to improve oral language of children, so they are ready to learn when they start school....

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2018

  • Improving family violence data collection and analysis

    In a Victorian first, a partnership of family violence services is working together on a method to analyse data that will give them an accurate picture of the impact of family violence and the use ...

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    Fund amount:
    $40,000

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Grampians

    Year:
    2019

  • Keeping culture strong

    Creating a healing space and keeping culture strong for the Mornington Peninsula’s growing Aboriginal population, was the driving force behind employing a gathering place coordinator for the Willum...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula

    Year:
    2015

  • Relationships supporting school retention

    A diverse and engaging program for students has resulted in an increase in Year 12 completion rates, consistently higher school attendance, and a clear preference for teenage Indigenous boys volunt...

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    Fund amount:
    $90,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Loddon

    Year:
    2014