Case Studies

Featured Case Studies

  • Learning Ground Evaluation

    An Impact Enhancement grant allowed Chain Reaction to rigorously evaluate their principal project, Mt Druitt Learning Ground, enabling Chain Reaction to demonstrate to key stakeholders – including funders, government departments and community partners – the success of the program in facilitating behavioural change in adolescents.

    Organisation: 
    Chain Reaction Foundation
    Project: 
    Mt Druitt Learning Ground
    Dates: 
    September 2015 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $20,000

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    ‘The increased confidence in Learning Ground inspired by the research grant has taken us to the next stage where we are working on a 3-year rollout proposal to establish "Learning Ground in School", a project that would further enhance the opportunity to share the behavioural work with teenagers well beyond a single centre and regardless of geographic location.’

    Margaret Bell AM
    President, Chain Reaction Foundation

  • 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.’

  • 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

  • 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

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