Case Studies

Since 1964, The Ian Potter Foundation has contributed over $200 million to thousands of projects, both large and small. These are case studies of just some of the many successful projects across the range of program areas the Foundation supports.

Featured Case Studies

  • TEACHaR closes an educational gap

    Education has the potential to be truly transformative, particularly for students experiencing complex disadvantage. Anglicare Victoria's TEACHaR program seeks to 'close this education gap' for students living in out-of-home. 

    Organisation: 
    Anglicare
    Project: 
    TEACHaR - Transforming Educational Achievement for Children in Home-based and Residential care
    Dates: 
    September 2013 - March 2015
    Grant: 
    $100,000

    Read more

    ‘[Anglicare's] teachers were pivotal to [the student's] engagement in the classroom and willingness to come to school every day. This success cannot be underestimated. Also giving ... the College an insight into [the student's] world ... was critical to his successful integration into school.’

    John Fawkner College

  • DigestEd takes learning into the lion's den

    Zoos Victoria is one of the biggest providers of education outside the classroom in Victoria. An integral part of the education system, research shows that every school visits the zoo once every two years. However, our classrooms weren't moving with the times. Digest Ed was an opportunity to bring our education offering into the 21st century.

    Organisation: 
    Zoos Victoria
    Project: 
    Predator Precinct - Digest-ED at Melbourne Zoo
    Dates: 
    January- December 2014
    Grant: 
    $200,000

    Read more

    ‘We are fortunate to teach in a learning space which allows visitors of all ages to observe our amazing predators displaying their natural behaviours, all within metres of the students.’

    Learning Experience Team

  • Preventing homelessness for Victorian prisoners

    Due to the links between homelessness and incarceration, Homeless Law decided to provide legal help to Victorian prisoners through the Debt and Tenancy Legal Help for Prisoners Project.

    Organisation: 
    Justice Connect
    Project: 
    Prisoners' Legal Services Clinic
    Dates: 
    March 2014 - March 2015
    Grant: 
    $100,000

    Read more

    ‘Without the assistance of Homeless Law, 43 prisoners would have exited prison into homelessness. Keeping prisoners housed saves money and reduces the likelihood of reoffending. These interventions aimed at avoiding prisoners cycling between prison and the homeless services system are vital.’

    Lucy Adams
    Manager Homeless Law.

  • Maximising secure stable accommodation for at-risk youth

    By building relocatable studios and complementing them with scholarships for homeless and at-risk young people, Kids Under Cover aims to keep families together and young people engaged in education. 

    Organisation: 
    Kids Under Cover
    Project: 
    Kids Under Cover Studio Care
    Dates: 
    July 2015 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $75,000

    Read more

    ‘Our Volunteer Studio Maintenance pilot provided insights into the condition of our studios and our connection with young people, but its inability to scale also became clear. The IPF grant enabled us to develop a more robust and formal monitoring program which will ultimately help us support more young people at risk.’

    Martin Murley
    Philanthropic Partnerships, Kids Under Cover

  • The Good Scrub Guide

    With a booming cosmetics industry and some of the most biodiversity-rich seas in the world, Australia is an obvious candidate for innovative marine pollution reduction measures. One such measure is FFI Australia's Good Scrub Guide for Australian products enabling consumers to identify products that have zero microbeads.

    Organisation: 
    Fauna & Flora International Australia
    Project: 
    Reducing marine microplastic pollution through 'The Good Scrub Guide'
    Dates: 
    September 2014 - June 2015
    Grant: 
    $19,550

    Read more

    ‘We have relished the opportunity to drive change on the use of plastics in cosmetics in Australia. Through partnership working, developing product data and playing a role in legislative discussions, we have contributed to a strong platform for reducing microplastic pollution in Australia’

    Abigail Entwistle
    Conservation Director, FFI

Case Studies

Pexels study girl writing notebook 159810

TEACHaR closes an educational gap

Learn More
lions view at Digest Ed

DigestEd takes learning into the lion's den

Learn More
pexels photo 101808 BW

Preventing homelessness for Victorian prisoners

Learn More
KUC StudioSteps

Maximising secure stable accommodation for at-risk youth

Learn More
Microbeads Credit T Cox FFI

The Good Scrub Guide

Learn More
CQUniversity Seagrass Restauration

Seagrass vs Zombies: Community volunteers help restore seagrass meadows

Learn More

Sign up to e-Newsletter

Donations

Support Australia's most innovative projects through a donation to The Ian Potter Foundation. Your donation will support projects that address areas of particular need or opportunity, managed by credible organisations with solid track records in their particular fields.
Donate

Hey, it seems you"re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should. If you’d like to have the best experience on our website, you can easily find out about updating your browser here

dismiss this message