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Alleviating disadvantage through improving education opportunities
Education is fundamental to any effort to mitigate disadvantage and is therefore a very important part of the Foundation’s philanthropy. In recent years, the Foundation has focused on early intervention and whole-of-community initiatives to help bring about sustainable and meaningful change in education outcomes that has the potential to reduce intergenerational disadvantage.
The Foundation’s Education program area supports projects that bring together schools, communities, families and individuals to improve education and employment outcomes. We fund projects that recognise health and education go hand-in-hand, and we acknowledge the importance of early intervention programs, parental engagement initiatives and holistic approaches to education.
We seek to support initiatives within disadvantaged communities that work holistically with families, communities, schools and individuals with the aim of improving educational, skill- development, employment and community outcomes.
Our Education program acknowledges that schools alone are not responsible for ensuring that every child meets their educational potential and therefore supports research and evaluation that assists the documentation and dissemination of best practice approaches in improving educational outcomes.
The Foundation has identified the need to focus our grant making on strategic, whole-of-community approaches to education in order to make real, long term improvements to education and employment outcomes in our communities.
As a founding partner in the Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) project, which aims to build knowledge and understanding to facilitate better relationships between philanthropy and schools, we are dedicated to informed and strategic philanthropy in the education sector.
The Foundation has two streams of funding available to support innovative programs and research within the educational space – small grants of $50,000 and under and large grants of $100,000 and over.
Details of our Education grants can be found in our Grants Database. Potential applicants should also refer to the Funding Objectives in the Apply for a Grant section for more information about current funding priorities.
Grants submitted within this area may also be considered under The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift.