Funding and sponsorship


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.


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: 


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.


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.


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.


Measuring VET participation by socioeconomic status: an examination of the robustness of ABS SEIFA measures over time

This report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research reviews the methodologies used in ABS and NCVER statistical reports which measure the variation of VET participation rates against socio-economic indexes for areas. Original article

23 Jul 2014

Towards a performance measurement framework for equity in higher education

This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides an overview of the development of a potential performance measurement framework for equity in higher education (MFE) to measure progress and gaps in access to and participation in higher education for under-represented groups (Indigenous Australians, those from low socioeconomic status areas, people who live in regional and remote areas, and people with disability). Original article

23 Jul 2014

Mayors share their views at youth leadership seminar

Albury and Wodonga’s mayors shared their insights on how to become strong and effective leaders with 30 Border Bhutanese teenagers at a youth leadership seminar in Wodonga. Original article

23 Jul 2014

Data shows young readers prefer paper books to e-books

According to figures from Australia’s largest bookseller Dymocks, 95 per cent of Australians under 30 said they preferred the hard copy book format over the digital versions. Original article

23 Jul 2014

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network: Malaysia flight 17 disaster

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network provides information to help children and young people, and their families, cope with traumatic events. Original article

23 Jul 2014

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