Case Studies

Featured Case Studies

  • Developing the Threatened Australian Bird Index

    The development of the Threatened Bird Index project was a proof-of-concept pilot to prepare for the establishment of the first national threatened species index.

    Organisation: 
    BirdLife Australia
    Project: 
    Developing the Threatened Australian Bird Index
    Dates: 
    January - December 2016
    Grant: 
    $121,000
    birdlife.org.au/

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    ‘Given the large scale on which the project operates, the sheer complexity of data sharing, third party management, data storage and pre-processing as well as analytical considerations, project delivery would not have been achieved without the Foundation’s support.’

    Joris Driessen and James O'Connor
    BirdLIfe Australia

  • 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.’

  • Mind Recovery College

    In 2013, Mind initiated the first recovery college in Australia. The aim was to demonstrate how recovery orientation of mental health services could be advanced through a new education-based approach.

    Organisation: 
    Mind Australia
    Project: 
    Mind Recovery College: trialling an innovative approach to mental health
    Dates: 
    July 2013 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $150,000

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    ‘This College gets people to stand up. You come in and you might be crawling on the floor and then you get to sitting up. You’ve got to walk before you can run, before you can fly, and the College can get you to do that.’

    Student
    Mind Recovery College

  • 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

  • CENTsable

    CENTSable is a financial e-learning tool providing practical information and resources to support workers in the community sector to have informed financial conversations with women on low incomes.

    Organisation: 
    Women's Health Goulburn North East
    Project: 
    Centsable
    Dates: 
    September 2014 - March 2016
    Grant: 
    $150,000
    www.centsable.org.au

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    ‘It has everything available in the one place and they don't have to go to a lot of different websites to find what they need.’

    Regional Saver Plus coordinator

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