The HMSTrust matrix explained
The distinctive colour-coded HMSTrust matrix is a simple device that highlights the programs and objectives that define the Trust’s areas of interest and shows how their intersection enables us to achieve our Vision of “A strong, just and sustainable Victoria”.
The matrix structure was first introduced in FY14 and had an immediate impact on our grantmaking. It has enabled the Trust to work more strategically, with greater efficiencies and to greater effect. The 5 x 5 matrix was developed to be an easy reference for grantseekers. The columns represent the Trust’s five key objectives and the rows, the Trust’s five programs.
An application is required to match:
- one of the Trust’s five programs and at least one of that selected program’s focus areas; and
- at least three of HMSTrust’s five key objectives.
HMSTrust’s Grants Policy is reviewed every three years to ensure that our grantmaking remains relevant and effective in a rapidly changing social environment. The first review of our 2014 Grants Policy was completed in 2017 and was based on the learnings from the previous three years. FY19 was the second year operating with the revised grants strategy. The Programs section of our website provides full details of our current strategy.