$1M in Grants for Inspirational Australians
Thursday, 7th April 2016 at 10:34 am
Australian Not for Profits are being asked to help find people doing great things in their community, with AMP offering them the chance to share in $1 million in grants.
For the third year AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is making grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 available to people making a positive impact on the nation.
To date the fund has awarded grants to 89 individuals including artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, scientists, medical researchers and disability advocates.
Last year 42 people were chosen, including Janice Ablett, a nurse who was setting up a residential drug rehabilitation program in Gippsland to help people affected by the drug ice to rebuild their lives, Lakeisha Patterson, an elite swimmer and Paralympic hopeful who is determined to make it to the Rio Paralympics and Kristie Findlater, a disability support worker who wanted to set up a dating agency for people with intellectual disabilities.
“Grant recipients can put their funds towards a range of activities, including training, travel costs, living expenses, research and development,” AMP’s Director of Media and Community Relations, Julia Quinn, said at the launch of last year’s grants.
“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”.
While organisations are not eligible to apply, Not for Profits have been asked to spread the word about the grants among their networks.
Applications can be made online until 4pm on 18 May.