AMP Opens Million Dollar Grant Fund
21 April 2015 at 12:00 pm
The AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to help Australians who are doing great things.
Now in its second year, the Fund targets Australians who are working hard to make a difference in their chosen field – whether artists, inventors, social innovators, musicians, researchers or others – offering them a financial boost for their projects.
AMP’s Director of Media and Community Relations Julia Quinn said AMP wanted to support talented and determined Australians working hard across all fields of endeavour.
“Last year 47 amazing individuals shared in $1 million in grants from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund. Their inspiring projects included everything from helping children who are vision impaired improve their computer skills, helping a budding opera singer to learn from the best in Europe, and creating a national online resource on health to guide Australians on health law issues such as surrogacy,” she said.
“There are no pigeonholes and no limits to potential.
“Grant recipients can put their funds towards a range of activities, including training, travel costs, living expenses, research and development.
“Our AMP Tomorrow Makers are as diverse as Australia itself and what they share is a desire to make a positive difference in the community, either by creating something special or inspiring others”.
Talented opera singer Bree Meara-Hendy is about to tour the UK and Italy with the grant she received from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund in 2014.
“This grant will enable me to study overseas and work with international coaches and singing teachers,” Hendy said.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without AMP’s help.”
Software designer Phia Damsma wanted to empower vision impaired children through her innovative computer software.
“The whole purpose of this technology is to enable young children who are blind to learn and play together with other children, with or without a disability,” Damsma said.
Quinn said the AMP Tomorrow Fund was open to individuals of all ages, walks of life, interests and abilities who were working hard on a project or passion but needed help to take it to the next level.
“The Tomorrow Fund received some incredible submissions.”
AMP’s Tomorrow Fund wants to remove the barrier by giving out grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to help them with costs such as travel, living expenses and research – or whatever it takes to achieve their dream.
Applications for the AMP Tomorrow Fund will open on 2 April 2015 and close at 4pm on 14 May 2015. Applications can be made HERE.