Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Next open date for applications is 16.01.2018 View Grant Dates

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Key Objectives

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The Trust’s grants structure is based on a clearly defined set of grant programs and key objectives.
Our five key objectives represent the Trust’s core funding criteria. Your project should meet at least three of these objectives, in addition to matching to at least one focus area for the specific program you intend to apply under.

Strengthening rural and regional Victoria

To strengthen the capacity, resilience and potential of communities in rural and regional Victoria.

Reducing inequality

To reduce disadvantage, protect basic rights and extend opportunities for Victorians, with a special interest in equity for women, girls and Indigenous Victorians.

Enabling financial sustainability

To enable viable and sustainable initiatives that will continue to have an impact well beyond the period of our grant.

Building organisational capacity

To develop the capabilities and capacity of organisations, communities and sectors to improve long-term benefits to Victoria.

Encouraging collaboration and partnership

To maximise the impact of the Trust's social investments through collaboration and partnerships across community sectors. Partnerships include other service providers and/or other funders including government.