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The John Villiers Trust supports organisations in country Queensland to build stronger and more equitable communities and alleviate disadvantage by focusing on the wellbeing of children and youth in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland.

The John Villiers Trust gives grants to organisations that support children and youth in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland whose projects aim to generate transformational change, enrich lives and strengthen social spirit.  At its core, the John Villiers Trust strives to have a transformative impact in Queensland Communities through active engagement and strong partnerships.

The John Villiers Trust was established on the death of John Villiers in Yeppoon, Queensland on 11 July 2002. Under John’s Will, he left the whole of his Estate of approximately $6.75 million to form a philanthropic Trust, for public charitable purposes in the State of Queensland. Over the years, the Trust has grown in value, enabling greater amounts to be given to charities through grants.

In FY2020, The John Villiers Trust became a Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For Profits commission (ACNC). This means that donors can now join with us in supporting Queensland communities through tax deductible donations to the Trust. This change was made to allow for the Trust to continue to support and have an impact for the benefit of communities in rural, regional and remote Queensland.

Click here to see  The John Villiers Trust Timeline.

JVT delivers on its mission to achieve transformative impact in Queensland communities through active engagement and strong partnerships through its grants program.

OUR STRATEGIC INTENT

VISION: Vibrant Queensland communities enriched by strategic giving

 

OUR MISSION: to achieve transformative impact in Queensland communities through active engagement and strong partnerships

 

SCOPE: we focus on support for children and youth in rural, regional and remote Queensland communities

OUR GOALS are to support children and youth through:

Partnerships: Build partnerships and engage in collaborations to leverage our resources

 

Communities: Build strategic relationships with communities founded in our values of respect, integrity, transparency and collaboration

 

Growth: Maintain sustainability of the Trust by protecting and growing its capital for expanded impact today and tomorrow

 

The Trust’s granting strategy builds on these three pillars by funding those projects or services which demonstrate transformative change impacting the wellbeing and development of children and youth in rural, regional and remote Queensland.

From inception to 2020, The John Villiers Trust has invested $8.5 million into the Queensland community. Click here to see who we are supporting.