The John Villiers Trust (JVT) approved $690,000 in five new grants and distributed $602,352 in grant payments in 2022. The grants awarded in 2022 supported efforts where grantees’ complementary knowledge, connections and experience enhance the impact of their grant.
ARACY: Thriving Qld Kids Partnerships (2022 – 2025)
$255,000 for 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 (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 for 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, communities have benefitted from grants totalling $10.4 million from The John Villiers Trust.