Case Studies

Featured Case Studies

  • Tasmania Island Ark

    In the diverse, fragmented landscape of the Tasmanian midlands, Greening Australia is working with local farmers, researchers, businesses and government to restore 6000ha of habitat for critically endangered animals, whilst revitalising local farming communities.

    Organisation: 
    Greening Australia
    Project: 
    Strategic restoration to conserve and link remnants of threatened bioregions
    Dates: 
    September 2014 - September 2017
    Grant: 
    $550,000
    www.greeningaustralia.org.au/

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    ‘The Tasmanian midlands are the last refuge for a host of unique species that exist nowhere else in Australia. Through Tasmania Island Ark we are ensuring that we are no longer at risk of losing them from our landscapes forever.’

    Brendan Foran
    CEO, Greening Australia

  • Transforming the experience of school for disengaged students

    One in four Australian students don't finish year 12 or equivalent and 40% of students are disengaged from their schooling.  Hands On Learning exists to transform the educational journey for disengaged students who are at risk of leaving school early. 

    Organisation: 
    Hands on Learning Australia
    Project: 
    Expanding the HOL method to help more at risk young people at more schools
    Dates: 
    January 2013 - December 2015
    Grant: 
    $600,000
    handsonlearning.org.au/

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    ‘The Ian Potter Foundation played a significant role in helping expand the Hands on Learning method to help ensure more young Victorians have the opportunity to experience success at school, realise their potential and follow a positive pathway in life.’

    Cam Wiseman
    Head of School Education Engagement, Hands On Lear

  • Bright Spots Schools Connection

    The SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection supports exceptional school leaders in 36 disadvantaged schools to improve the outcomes of their students.

    Organisation: 
    Social Ventures Australia Limited
    Project: 
    The Bright Spots Schools Connection (The Connection)
    Dates: 
    September 2015 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $118,000
    www.socialventures.com.au/work/sva-bright-spots-schools-connection/

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    ‘We connect in different ways. Where we know of any professional learning or other opportunities we'll share it with others in the Hub, and we also just bounce ideas around.’


    Principal, Star Hubs School, NSW

  • Empowering parents to Read, Learn and Play

    Reading Out of Poverty is committed to supporting the most disadvantaged Victorian families. The Read, Learn and Play program engages parents and young children aged 0–5 in reading and early literacy activities, promoting school readiness.

    Organisation: 
    Reading out of Poverty
    Project: 
    "Play, Share & Read" - Doveton & Dandenong
    Dates: 
    June 2015 - May 2016
    Grant: 
    $40,000
    readingoutofpoverty.org.au/

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    ‘Thank you so much for all you have done for us this year. Your work and support has brought so much joy to our families. I know how much the children and parents value and enjoy their books.’

    Debbie Cottier
    Principal, Springvale Rise Primary School

  • Measuring the performance of protected areas

    The School of Biological Sciences at Monash University is a world leader in ecological research. The school’s strategic plan is focused on delivering the vision of understanding biological responses to changing environments: the Ecology of Change. 

    Organisation: 
    Monash University, Faculty of Science
    Project: 
    A multidimensional approach to measuring the performance of protected areas
    Dates: 
    April - December 2016
    Grant: 
    $45,000

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    ‘This study, the first of its kind, provides a crucial insight into the changes occurring in the Australian protected area network over the last 17 years. The findings of this research provides important direction for conservation efforts both within Australia and overseas, offering a new, multidimensional approach for measuring the performance of protected areas.’

    Nicole Bortone
    Science Program Manager

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