GOAL: To improve access to quality, relevant and supportive education through initiatives that provide disadvantaged Victorians with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
- Engaging and retaining P-12 students
Initiatives that target students at risk of disengaging from school.
- Creating vocational pathways
Certified education and training pathways that lead to meaningful work.
- Transitioning migrants and refugees
Education and training opportunities that will enable migrants and refugees to transition into Victoria’s culturally diverse communities.
GOAL: To improve the outcomes of all Victorians by building their capabilities and resilience.
- Strengthening family cohesion
Programs and services that build parenting skills and improve long-term outcomes for children.
- Advancing early childhood development
Initiatives that focus on the social, emotional and cognitive development of disadvantaged pre-school children.
- Building financial resilience
Programs that improve the financial knowledge and behaviour of Victorians exposed to risk.
Arts and Culture
GOAL: To increase local participation, encourage public engagement and develop a sense of place through the arts.
- Building social inclusion and access
Arts projects that facilitate diverse representation, participation and engagement to build understanding and respect.
- Developing digital capability
Strategic adoption of digital solutions, resources and tools that enable arts organisations to be more effective and sustainable.
- Supporting arts workers and artists
Supporting organisations to build the business skills and financial independence of Victorian arts workers and artists to support viable careers.
GOAL: To protect and improve Victoria’s natural environments through responsible conservation projects that advance cooperative and sustainable practices.
- Conserving and restoring biodiversity
Projects that benefit at-risk habitats and species indigenous to Victoria.
- Protecting natural systems
Projects that protect and improve land and water systems to meet the environmental and economic needs of current and future generations.
- Nurturing sustainable landscapes
Initiatives that encourage sustainable land practices and improve connectivity across landscapes.
GOAL: To improve affordable access to quality health services in rural and regional Victoria.
- Improving access to mental health services in rural and regional Victoria
Projects that provide affordable access to a full range of reliable, quality mental health services for Victorians living in rural and regional Victoria.
This grants program is ONLY available at the Impact Grants level (grants over $90,000) and has one specific focus area.
From time to time, the Trustees approve grants at their discretion to eligible charities, including those mentioned in Helen’s Will.