Funding and sponsorship
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.
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/
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:
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.
Launched in October 2008, NAB Schools First is a national awards program pledging $15 million over three years.
The program provides:
Red Cross has joined with national youth broadcaster triple j, Smiling Mind and recovery experts to develop a podcast of new music and advice to help people who have experienced trauma. Original article
An online, anonymous, Australia-wide survey over 2,300 Australians aged 16 to 25 has found most young people are well-informed and well-placed to contribute to future policy direction, say researchers from UNSW Australia. Original article
Next year the Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will undertake a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Berths on each of the nine passages will be allocated via ballot. To apply for voyages aboard STS Young Endeavour, visit: www.youngendeavour.gov.au Original article
The Students’ Representatives Council at the University of Sydney says unpaid work placements, which are included as part of some university degrees, result in economic hardship for poorer students and may be used to reduce the number of paid jobs. Original article
With more than 580,000 young Australians either underemployed or unemployed, the BSL is holding a seminar on 4 September in Melbourne on Future Foyers and how they can provide support to unemployed young people. Original article