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NEW WELLBEING GRANTS

The new Wellbeing Grants Program supports eligible applicants by providing funding for activities or services that contribute to improved wellbeing, capability and build resilience. Assistance may be granted upon receipt of an application which will be means tested. Grants up to $500 are available (eligibility criteria and conditions apply). More information is available here.


Personal Development Grants

The special $300 Personal Development Grant is now closed. If you need further assistance please contact us at applications@fairfaxfoundation.com.au for more information on the support available to eligible applicants.


Disaster Assistant Grant – Floods

Employees, former employees and their dependants who are affected by the floods can contact the Fairfax Foundation for immediate financial assistance. Disaster Assistance Grants of $1,000 are available for those who have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the floods. Download the form here.


Education Grants

The Foundation recognises the start of the school year can be challenging for some families with costs for education expenses and additional needs increasing. Eligible applicants can apply for financial assistance in the form of Education Grants for their dependants. More information is available here.


Disaster Assistance Grant

Employees, former employees and their dependants who are affected by the bushfires can contact the Fairfax Foundation for immediate financial assistance. Disaster Assistance Grants of $1,000 are available for current and former employees who live in bushfire areas and have been forced to evacuate their homes. Download the form here.


New Foundation Trustees

New employee elected and company appointed trustees have joined the Fairfax Foundation Board of Trustees. Rachel Launders, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nine is Chair of the Fairfax Foundation. More details are available on the About Us page.


Applications for Financial Assistance

Since the merger of Nine and Fairfax Media in December 2018, the Foundation now benefits all Nine employees who were employed on December 10, 2018 onwards. Employees of Australian Community Media who were employed prior to July 1, 2019 are eligible beneficiaries and can apply for assistance.

Applying for assistance has never been easier. Applications can now be made via our online form. Board Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month with the exception of December. Applications need to be submitted 1 week prior to the Board Meeting. For urgent assistance please contact Executive Officer, Abby Gray on 02 9282 2093 or abby.gray@fairfaxfoundation.com.au


Wave Resort Booking Information

Bookings for the Wave Resort open at the beginning of the month one year in advance. Availability is limited due to the high demand and the apartments are often fully booked very quickly.
Bookings for the Christmas holiday period December – January at the Wave Resort will be done via ballot. Details on how to enter will be posted  here mid July, on Workplace and circulated via Staff Notices so you won’t miss it! The ballot will close 31st July with successful staff notified within 3 days of closing date.


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