The latest news and updates from The Ian Potter Foundation team.


October 20 2022

Flagship Grants - a new direction

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September 12 2022

In Memorium

The Governors of The Ian Potter Foundation offer their sincere condolences to King Charles III and members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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August 12 2022

Viv's Place - an Australian First

Launch Housing, in partnership with Uniting Vic/Tas, philanthropic donors and the Victorian Government, has welcomed its first families to their new home, Viv’s Place, an Australian-first apartment building in Dandenong for at-risk women and children.

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May 23 2022

Philanthropic collaboration tackles youth unemployment

Five of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations have co-funded $2 million in COVID-19 recovery grants to unlock employment opportunities in Victoria and Queensland.

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May 4 2022

CEO Update April 2022

Building capacity

In April 2021, The Ian Potter Foundation commissioned an independent Grantee and Declined Applicant Perception Report. 

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May 4 2022

Grants Round Up April 2022

In the latest funding round, $18,961,327 was awarded in grants. This included $12,010,000 across seven Major grants. 

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May 4 2022

Program area grants April 2022

24 grants totalling $5,122,327 were awarded in the following Program Areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, Early Childhood Development, Medical Research and Public Health Research.

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April 15 2022

Time for reflection

CEO Craig Connelly shares the feedback from the latest grantee survey and the Foundation's planned responses.

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