AMP’s Tomorrow Fund has $1 million in grants – apply now
8 March 2022 at 7:00 am
The AMP Foundation is looking for exceptional individuals who are working hard on a community project but need help to take it to the next level.
Now in its ninth year, the AMP Tomorrow Fund supports talented and innovative Australians with grants of between $5,000 to $100,000. As diverse as Australia itself, the grant recipients (who we call AMP Tomorrow Makers) are pursuing goals across many fields – from science to social innovation, disability support to medical research, the environment, education and more.
The grants can be used for a range of activities, including program expenses, equipment, study costs, research and more. There are no age, state or focus area restrictions but the grants are directed at individuals only – not organisations.
To apply, visit ampstomorrowfund.com.au by Monday 4 April.
Since 2014, the AMP Foundation has awarded more than 300 grants to Tomorrow Makers who are making their mark on the community.
Below are a few examples of past winners:
Rebecca Glenn founded the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) to raise awareness of economic abuse and advocate for structural and systems change. Glenn is developing more self-help tools for women in need and will be offering Mobile Money Clinics to provide more safe spaces for money discussions. She is also promoting Economic Abuse Awareness Day and expanding training in economic abuse.
Neil Pennock set up the TLR Foundation in memory of his partner Trace, who lost his life in 2015 due to complications from a stem cell transplant. Pennock has since devoted himself to improving outcomes for Australians with blood cancer or bone marrow disorders. His next goal is to address the low level of suitable Australian stem cell donors, particularly those in the prime 18 to 30 age group. Pennock’s Oz Marrow university recruitment program aims to dramatically boost young donors and give transplant recipients the best possible chance.
Helen Black, a social entrepreneur who is lowering the reoffending rate and reducing the cost to society through her pioneering social enterprise, Work ReStart. Operating within a Queensland prison, Work ReStart helps inmates acquire valuable construction, manufacturing, horticulture, digital design, coding and entrepreneurial skills that will help them earn an income and make a positive contribution on release. The Tomorrow Fund grant is enabling Black to evaluate the model so she can scale it up and offer it in more facilities.
Alicia Kennedy founded the world’s first certified B Corporation veterinary practice – Cherished Pets. This B Corp helps people who would otherwise find it difficult to access healthcare for their pets – including the elderly and people experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. Subsidised by a community of donors and paying clients, the service is giving people and their animal companions the care they need to stay together. Cherished Pets employs veterinary social workers who take the time to understand a pet owner’s social and health issues. They work with community service providers to ensure both the person and their pet are well supported. Kennedy plans to integrate this innovative model across health and veterinary sectors nationally to improve the health of people and their pets.