Funding and sponsorship

Programs

Max e Grants

Max e Grants is an initiative from Barnardos Australia and OfficeMax®. It is a small grants program designed to help children get the most out of their education through better participation.
The Max e Grants program provides small grants of up to $5,000.00 per grant to:

  • Community groups
  • Schools
  • Kindergartens
  • Day care centres
based in Australia or New Zealand and who apply on behalf of a disadvantaged child or young person (or group of children for a single project - eg school excursion) to further their education prospects. 

www.bmaxe.com.au

 

100F Foundation grants

The IOOF Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in June 2002 as part of the demutualisation of IOOF Ltd.

They are committed to making an ongoing contribution to the community in which we live, by providing grants that support Australian not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged families, disadvantaged children and youth and aged care.

Grant information: iooffoundation.org.au/apply-for-a-grant/ 

 

Future2Make the Difference! Grants

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants focus on the under 25s who may be financially disadvantaged, homeless, juvenile justice offenders, drug or alcohol dependent, disabled or Indigenous. Grants are awarded to projects and programs in the areas such as financial literacy, skills training, work experience, community service or mentoring. 

www.future2foundation.org.au

 

Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarship Program

The Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarship program aims to assist and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students to obtain a teaching degree.

www.deewr.gov.au/Indigenous/Schooling/Programs/Pages/IndigenousTeacherScholarships.aspx

 

NAB Schools First

Launched in October 2008, NAB Schools First is a national awards program pledging $15 million over three years.

The program provides:

  • financial recognition of success in establishing effective 
    school-community partnerships; and
  • financial support to build stronger school-community partnerships.

 

Link between student debt and depression

A study at the University of South Carolina in the US has found that, perhaps unsurprisingly, high levels of student debt are a major cause of stress for young adults.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-student-loans-emotional-toll-young.html

28 Jan 2015

Help for young people in distress

Child Family Community Australia has released an updated list of helplines and telephone counselling services for children, young people and parents.

https://www3.aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/helplines-and-telephone-counselling-services-children-y

28 Jan 2015

Deaf advocate Drisana Levitzke-Gray named Young Australian of the Year

Being born deaf has never stopped Drisana Levitzke-Gray from being heard. The 21-year-old, from Perth, has pushed for the rights of deaf children around the world to learn Auslan, the sign language used by the Australian deaf community. On Sunday, she received a national honour for her efforts in promoting diversity and acceptance of deaf people by being named Young Australian of the Year for 2015. She joins three other women in a sweep of the Australian of the Year awards.  bit.ly/15Ee4pj

27 Jan 2015

FYA wants youth ideas

THE Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has launched a massive national campaign aimed at engaging young people across the country to reveal their best ideas for building a better Australia. FYA CEO Jan Owen said Innovation Nation - 1000 ideas for a Better Australia was a national ideas challenge for young people, starting the first youth-led conversation about innovation.  FYA in collaboration with a number of not-for-profit, corporate and philanthropic partners, wants to uncover young people's innovative ideas for tackling major challenges across the nation. Those with the best ideas will have the opportunity to secure $10,000 in seed funding to turn their dream into a reality.   innovationnation.fya.org.au/

27 Jan 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Portal

The Knwoledge Circle, a resource that provides support to a range of professionals working across a variety of interrelated sectors. Providing information for service providers, researchers and policy-makers, who are encouraged to explore this site and to share their stories about "what works" to keep their children safe and happy.   bit.ly/1L4FXba

23 Jan 2015

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