Annual Report highlights benefits of working together

December 2022

The John Villiers Trust (JVT) Annual Report 2022 highlights and celebrates the successes of our grantees, and the transformative change that can be achieved through active engagement and strong partnerships.

Over the past year, JVT has focused on doing better together – building partnerships and collaboration to leverage collective resources for rural, regional and remote Queensland communities. The Trust is committed to working with like-minded organisations whose projects are community based, and have multiple, deep, and long-lasting impacts that will outlast JVT’s involvement. The idea is that by sharing connections, learnings, knowledge and resources, we can achieve more.

In 2022, JVT approved $690,000 in five new grants, distributed $602,352 in grant payments and leveraged $7.8million in co-funding. The grants awarded in 2022 supported efforts where grantees’ complementary knowledge, connections and experience enhance the impact of their grant.

CEO Lea-Anne Bradley, said JVT had continued to focus on building partnerships and collaborating to leverage collective resources for rural, regional and remote Queensland communities.

“We know we can do better together. Through collaboration we’re able to foster change and build powerful relationships in multiple ways and in many locations right across Queensland.

“Our grantees provide great knowledge, connections and experience. I am so proud of them, and their passion and commitment to making a difference to those who most need our support,” Lea-Anne said.

By supporting projects that are community led, driven or informed, JVT can have a positive impact on country Queensland now and into the future.

Grants awarded for FY2022 included:

ARACY: Thriving Qld Kids Partnership (2022 – 2025)

$255,000 over three years to co-fund a Country Queensland Engagement and Partnerships position as part of the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership to amplify the needs of country kids. Read more.

Ausdance, Queensland (2022 – 2025)

$100,000 over three years to help address child safety in dance by funding training in safety practices for dance teachers of all styles and traditions. Cultural safety training will also support safe participation in dance for First Nations children.

JUTE Theatre Company (2021 – 2022)

$25,000 to engage on country with 10 indigenous communities for their input into JUTE Theatre Company’s Dare to Dream Safer Communities Indigenous stories program.

White Box Enterprises (2022 – 2024)

$300,000 over three years to co-fund a First Nations Business Coordinator role to boost Indigenous enterprises, youth employment and bring new income sources into country communities. Read more.

White Box Enterprises (2022)

$10,000 for bursaries for four budding social entrepreneurs from country Queensland to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022 in Brisbane. Read more.

Since 2002, JVT has supported a wide range of charitable projects across Queensland. In those 20 years, we have grown our funds, through investment, from $6.75million to $21.8million and communities have benefitted from grants totalling $10.4 million, thanks to JVT.

For a list of programs we currently support, click here.

If you would like to help support country Queensland communities, you can donate to The John Villiers Trust by clicking here.