Grant stories

  • Breaking down barriers for asylum seeker children

    The Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC) will expand its work with young people from asylum seeker, refugee and migrant backgrounds with Braybrook and Sunshine Colleges, with the help of a $30,0...

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    Fund amount:
    $30,000 for one year

    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

  • Discovering a love of science

    Australia’s economy is set to benefit significantly if we can boost the number of students pursuing further study in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Discovery Science and Tec...

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Arts, Culture and Education

    Location:
    Loddon Mallee

    Year:
    2017

  • 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

  • Top marks for 5678

    A $75,000 grant over three years has funded a project giving a new voice to marginalised and disengaged students in Collingwood and Fitzroy, through the medium of film. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Arts, Culture and Education

    Location:
    Yarra

    Year:
    2016

  • Impact investment to boost Wildlife Wonders

    A $500,000 impact investment loan has started the ball rolling for an important social enterprise and conservation project on the Great Ocean Road near Apollo Bay. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $500,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

  • Restoring habitat for our State emblem

    The Helmeted Honeyeater is the Victorian State avian emblem and is critically endangered. However, a strategic habitat restoration project in the Yarra Valley is starting to net results. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $30,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

  • Humane approach to feral cat threat

    In 2017, the Ross Trust provided a $10,000 grant to the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species to allow it to optimise and test a new humane trap called the Felixer; an automated feral ...

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    Fund amount:
    $10,000 for one year

    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

    Location:
    Statewide

  • A gift of pristine bushland

    Residents of Pakenham, Officer, Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding area will be able to enjoy a wonderful new recreation reserve following a gift of 47 hectares of pristine bushland to Cardinia...

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    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

    Year:
    2013