Case Studies

Featured Case Studies

  • Making it small

    The combination of four local and international meetings in microfluidics brought 200 researchers from across the country and world to Hobart, Tasmania, for the first international meeting on this topic in Australia. 

    Organisation: 
    University of Tasmania: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
    Project: 
    ANZNMF, AMN, ISMM and APCBM conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 26-29 June 2017.
    Dates: 
    June 2017
    Grant: 
    $8,000

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    ‘Thank you for including our work in this amazing meeting. The sense of community and the technical excellence was inspiring. your diligent contributions to open intellectual exchange across national boundaries is much appreciated, especially considering the positive impact on our world's next generation of scientific leaders.’

    Professor Amy Herr
    Plenary Speaker

  • DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference

    The inaugural DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday March 30th through to Saturday April 1st, 2017.

    Organisation: 
    The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation WA Inc
    Project: 
    The 2017 DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference
    Dates: 
    30 March - 1 April 2017
    Grant: 
    $10,000

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    ‘The keynote speakers connected with the audience and provided information on evidence based research to support their presentations.

    This conference was the best PD/Conference I have attended in over 25 years of teaching.’

    Comments from conference delegates

  • Closing the Gap for Vision

    The National Indigenous Eye Health Program is addressing the significant disparities in eye health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. 

    Organisation: 
    Indigenous Eye Health (IEH), University of Melbourne
    Project: 
    National Indigenous Eye Health Program: Closing the Gap for Vision
    Dates: 
    May 2013 - May 2018
    Grant: 
    $1,000,000

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    ‘The wonderful and timely support from The Ian Potter Foundation has been critical in enabling us to develop the recommendations for the policy changes that are needed to close the gap for vision.’

  • Mind Recovery College

    In 2013, Mind initiated the first recovery college in Australia. The aim was to demonstrate how recovery orientation of mental health services could be advanced through a new education-based approach.

    Organisation: 
    Mind Australia
    Project: 
    Mind Recovery College: trialling an innovative approach to mental health
    Dates: 
    July 2013 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $150,000

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    ‘This College gets people to stand up. You come in and you might be crawling on the floor and then you get to sitting up. You’ve got to walk before you can run, before you can fly, and the College can get you to do that.’

    Student
    Mind Recovery College

  • The Industry Employment Initiative

    The Industry Employment Initiative was established to demonstrate, test and scale a new approach to support young people around Australia who are long-term unemployed, or at risk of long-term unemployment, into sustainable work.

    Organisation: 
    Social Ventures
    Project: 
    Industry Employment Initiative (IEI)
    Dates: 
    January 2014 - December 2015
    Grant: 
    $100,000
    www.socialventures.com.au/work/iei/

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    ‘The IEI helped our organisation to fulfil its community objectives and also address a recruitment need; finding skilled and able employees looking to build a career working across the hospitality sector.’

    Marriott Melbourne, 2016

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