A selection of stories

For over 65 years the Collier Charitable Fund has been providing grants to organisations that support the community. These endeavours are many and varied and since inception the value of the funds distributed is in excess of $117 million. This area of the website is building a collection of stories about the projects we have supported and pays tribute to the many people who work tirelessly to support others in the community

The Collier Charitable Fund has been supporting organisations to assist in making life better in communities around Australia.

The following stories are just a few from over 3,000 organisations have been supported by the Fund since it commenced in 1955.  To find out more about the organisations that are featured select the photo to take you to their website.
Alliance for Gambling Reform

Through its valuable first contribution in 2017 of $50,000 to the
Alliance for Gambling Reform, the Collier Charitable Fund has
laid the foundation stone for national reforms to tackle the
gambling industry in Australia. Read more....

Australian Literacy an Numeracy Foundation

ALNF’s programs provide training, support and resources
that address the literacy learning needs of individuals,
families and communities across Australia – specifically
targeting Indigenous, refugee and disadvantaged Australians.
Read more....

Australian Red Cross
Collier Charitable Fund is generously supporting Red Cross’
sevenyear commitment to a Justice Reinvestment trial in Ceduna,
South Australia, to test the viability of this approach in Australia. 
Read more....
Brotherhood of St Laurence

The very generous support the Collier Charitable Fund has
given to the Brotherhood of St Laurence over many years has
been instrumental in changing the lives of literally thousands of
migrants, ... Read more....

Launch Housing
The Collier Charitable Fund has supported the work of
Launch Housing for over 30 years. Read more....
Melbourne City Mission

Melbourne City Mission is one of Victoria’s oldest, largest and
most diverse ‘for purpose’ community service organisations.
We work alongside people at risk, providing individualised
supports that disrupt trajectories into disadvantage and enable
people to lead positive lives. Read more....

St Vincent's Hospital
Since 1955, the Collier Charitable Fund has generously granted
over $850,000, playing a vital role in enabling St Vincent’s to
deliver some of this vital healthcare to our patients.
Read more....
The Queen's Fund 

The Collier Charitable Foundation has helped The Queen’s Fund
to help single disadvantaged women in Victoria for over 50 years,
contributing a total of $355,650. Read more....

The Royal Children's Hospital

Over the past 64 years, Collier Charitable Fund has supported
over $1,200,000 worth of innovative technology at
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). Read more....

The Salvation Army
The Collier Charitable fund has been extremely generous in
providing much needed funding to The Salvation Army’s mission
work for the past 64 years. Since 1955 the Fund has granted in
excess of $4 million dollars. Read more....
Tweddle Child and Family Health Service 

Most people think that playing with a baby or toddler is
something that comes naturally, but for many parents, it doesn’t.
Many lack any experience and have no role models on which to
base their own parenting. Read more....

University of Melbourne 

During the last ten years the Collier Charitable Fund has
donated over $1million to the University of Melbourne to enable
researchers to deliver a diverse range of initiatives that have made
positive, long-lasting impacts in the community. Read more....



Applications for 2024 will open on Monday 8 April and close on Friday 31 May.



Grant report form (acquittal)

The online grant report form, for both progress and final reports can be found under the GRANTS tab.