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The John Villiers Trust’s mission is to achieve transformative impact in Queensland communities through active engagement and strong partnerships that support children and youth in rural, regional and remote Queensland communities.

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TheatreiNQ

Total Overall Funding: $25,000
2021 Grant: $10,000
Multi Year Funding: 2 years 

THiNQ’s THiNQ OUT program focuses on fostering creativity in youth in regional and remote north Queensland. The JVT grant enables THiNQ OUT to take creative training programme’s to remote areas of Queensland.

Autism Queensland

2020 Grant: $250,000

During his later years, John made considerable donations and spent many hours volunteering at Autism Queensland. He was made an Honorary Life Member and mentioned them in his Will. To continue John’s wishes, The John Villiers Trust have contributed $250,000 to Autism Queensland to expand their Sunnybank Hills School Campus to support children in regional Queensland.

Bangarra Dance Theatre

2020 Grant: $80,000

The Bangarra Youth Program ‘Rekindling’ inspires pride, kinship and a sense of strength in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through a series of dance residencies for secondary school-aged students. The support provided by The John Villiers Trust will enable Rekindling Program to be run in four communities in Cunnamulla and areas north of Cairns.

Beacon Foundation – MyRoad Project

Total Overall Funding: $100,000
2020 Grant: $20,000
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

Beacon Foundation will provide two mentoring programs for youth in year 11 and year 12 at school in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland through the MyRoad Project. These young Queenslanders will be given the opportunity to engage with volunteer mentors from many different jobs and industries.

Paramedical Student CQUnicares Scholarships

Total Overall Funding: $60,000
2020 Grant: $20,000
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

The John Villiers Trust Paramedical Student CQUniCares Scholarships provides financial assistance to two students from rural, regional or remote Queensland enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedical Sciences at Central Queensland University.

Cairns Historical Society – Primary School Activity Kits

2020 Grant: $8,938

Creating culturally appropriate, Indigenous focused activity kits for primary schools in the Cairns area in collaboration with Yidinji cultural group MINJIL. Supporting curriculum resources and activities developed with local Traditional Owners will provide positive, engaging and supportive learning experiences.

Outback Futures

Total Overall Funding: $370,907
2020 Grant: $120,000
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

Supporting Outback Futures will mean three part time clinical specialists can provide much needed allied health support for children and young people in Cloncurry and McKinlay Shires.

Fareshare Australia

Total Overall Funding: $258,000
2020 Grant: $64,500
Multi Year Funding: 2 years

Our support of FareShare Australia will mean 10,000 FareShare meals will be distributed each week to young people and their families in need in rural, regional and remote Queensland.

Vanguard – The Tomorrow Project

Total Overall Funding: $150,000
2020 Grant: $100,000
Multi Year Funding: 2 years

Vanguard looks to provide employment to young people who experience mental illness and have experienced long-term unemployment. JVT’s support will enable Vanguard to provide a Career Development & Training Centre and Careers Development Officer.

The Waltzing Matilda Centre – The John Villiers Outback Art Prize

Total Overall Funding: $52,500
2020 Grant: $17,500
Multi Year Funding: 3 years

In supporting The Waltzing Matilda Centre, The John Villiers Outback Art Prize in 2020 will have a “Young Archie” – an emerging youth category based in remote Queensland for the very first time.

Schools Plus

Total Overall Funding: $450,000
2021 Grant: $205,556
Multi Year Funding: 3 years 

The John Villiers Trust Grant for Schools Plus provides support to disadvantaged schools in regional Queensland to improve the learning outcomes of their students.

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