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The John Villiers Trust is a Charitable Trust established on the death of John (Jack) Villiers on 11 July 2002.
The Trust supports people and organisations in building stronger, more resilient and more equitable communities and alleviating disadvantage, by focussing on the wellbeing and development of children and youth in regional, rural and remote communities of Queensland.
The Strategic Intent of The John Villiers Trust is based on the three key pillars of:
Build strategic relationships with communities founded in our values of respect, integrity, transparency and collaboration
Build partnerships and engage in collaborations to leverage our resources
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 regional, rural and remote Queensland.
An important element of our granting strategy is that along with the objectives of the grant the application clearly describes the key drivers of the desired change and the anticipated outcomes/impacts. In addition, the application must make clear ways in which progress can be monitored over the grant period (if relevant) and the outcomes/impacts evaluated at the conclusion.
Between 2004 and 2019, The John Villiers Trust has invested $7.8 million into the Queensland community.