Partnerships
Communities
Growth

Deep, positive change takes time. It takes strong partnerships. It takes real involvement. It needs to be owned and shared. The John Villiers Trust is here to support work and ideas that seed long-term meaningful change. We love country Queensland and we believe the future of its communities is in the hands of young people. It’s where great change starts. That’s why we’re out here — for good.
JVT is unlike most charitable organisations. Our unique intermediary approach focusses on connection, providing not just funding but vision, structure, and collaboration. We seek like-minded donors, funders and advisors whose ideas, causes and goals align with ours, to unite resources and invest for long-term transformative change. Through collaboration we’re able to foster change and build powerful relationships in multiple ways and in many locations right across Queensland. And the more we do it, the better it gets — for all of us.
JVT Projects JVT Projects

Our Projects

Central Queensland University

Total Overall Funding: $60,000
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

Supporting two students from country Queensland enrolled in Bachelor of Paramedical Sciences.

Outback Futures

Total Overall Funding: $370,907
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

Allied health support for children and young people in Cloncurry and McKinlay Shires.

Fareshare Australia

Total Overall Funding: $258,000
Multi Year Funding: 2 years

Distributed over 10,000 meals per week to families in rural, regional and remote Queensland.

Vanguard – The Tomorrow Project

Total Overall Funding: $150,000
Multi Year Funding: 2 years

Support young people who have experienced long-term unemployment due to mental illnesses.

The Waltzing Matilda Centre

Total Overall Funding: $52,500
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

The John Villiers Outback Art Prize supports emerging artists in country Queensland.

Australia Schools Plus

Total Overall Funding: $450,000
Multi Year Funding: 3 years 

Supporting disadvantaged schools in regional Queensland to improve the learning outcomes.

TheatreiNQ

Total Overall Funding: $25,000
Multi Year Funding: 2 years 

A program focused on fostering creativity in youth in regional and remote north Queensland.

LiteHaus International

Total Overall Funding: $10,000
One year grant 

Capacity-building grant to bridge the digital divide for students in rural, regional and remote Queensland.

Top Blokes Foundation

Total Overall Funding: $282,041
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

Supporting and helping improve the mental health and wellbeing of young men in Toowoomba.

Griffith University

Total Overall Funding: $40,860
One year grant 

A pilot project to better understand child wellbeing in Barcaldine and improve outcomes for outback children

White Box Enterprise

Total Overall Funding: $300,000
Three year grant 

Employment of Indigenous Co-ordinator to assist Indigenous entrepreneurs to build social businesses

JUTE Theatre

Total Overall Funding: $25,000
One year grant 

Taking Dare to Dream to ten Indigenous communities in 2022

Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership

Total Overall Funding: $255,000 
Three year grant 

To fund a Country Queensland Engagement and Partnerships Lead position in regional Queensland

White Box Enterprise SEWF

Total Overall Funding: $10,000
One year grant 

Bursaries to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Total Overall Funding: $100,000
Three year grant 

Grants to implement ideas developed by youth for youth living in Qld communities.

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