The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours.

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Woman planting seedling
Rainforest Rescue Community Tree Planting. Image by Martin Stringer.

A fair, healthy, sutainable and vibrant Australia

  • FAIR

    FAIR

  • HEALTHY

    HEALTHY

  • SUSTAINABLE

    SUSTAINABLE

  • VIBRANT

    VIBRANT

  • 65

    Grants Approved (2020-21)

  • $26m

    Value of Grants (2020-21)

  • +380m

    Funds distributed since 1964

Our Program Areas

Find more detailed information on particular objectives on the program area pages.

Women bottling preserves

FAIR

Community Wellbeing

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MR Melb Health 0121Bio21Cluster

HEALTHY

Medical Research

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Peole crouched plannting seedlings in open field with rainforest in background

SUSTAINABLE

Environment

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Five young children smiling

FAIR

Early Childhood Development

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Trained Midwife using Baby Comming You Ready app with expectant mum

HEALTHY

Public Health Research

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Dancer jumping in cane field

VIBRANT

Arts

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Two dancers upside down on grass

Funding Rounds

Current | Round 1 2023

Expressions of Interest open

Monday 17 October 2022

Can I apply?

Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest

Applications

Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Monday 17 October 2022

    Close Thursday 10 November 2022, 5PM AEDT

  • Applications

    Open Monday 21 November 2022

    Close Wednesday 25 January 2023, 5PM AEDT

  • Grants announced
    Late April 2023

News

Sixteen staff members of the Foundation standign in the Ian Potter Queen's Hall

October 20 2022

CEO Update October 2022

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A man doing craft with his young son surround by other parents and pre-school age children

October 20 2022

Grants Round Up October 2022

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Aerial view of people coming together to form an arrow shape pointing right

October 20 2022

Flagship Grants - a new direction

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Donations welcome

Support Australia's most innovative projects through a donation to The Ian Potter Foundation.