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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A fair, healthy, sustainable and vibrant Australia

  • FAIR

    FAIR

  • HEALTHY

    HEALTHY

  • SUSTAINABLE

    SUSTAINABLE

  • VIBRANT

    VIBRANT

News

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February 14 2024

Chairman's Report 2023

In the financial year ending 30 June 2023, eight major grants totalling $15,305,000 were awarded

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December 19 2023

Grants Round Up December 2023

In December 2023, the Governors awarded $5.7 million in grants.

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December 19 2023

CEO Update December 2023

It has been a busy time at the Foundation since our last newsletter.

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  • 90

    Grants Approved (2021-22)

  • $41.6m

    Value of Grants (2021-22)

  • +$420m

    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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SUSTAINABLE

Environment

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FAIR

Early Childhood Development

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HEALTHY

Public Health Research

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Dancer jumping in cane field

VIBRANT

Arts

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Funding Rounds

Current | Round 2 2024

Expressions of Interest open

Thursday 7 December 2023

Can I apply?

Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest

Applications

Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Thursday 7 December 2023

    Close Tuesday 26 March 2024, 5PM AEDT

  • Applications

    Open Monday 29 April 2024

    Close Thursday 6 June 2024, 5PM AEST

  • Grants announced
    mid September 2024

Donations welcome

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