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


September 21 2021

NELLS is launched

On September 8 2021, the proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy was launched by the National Early Language and Literacy Coalition (NELLC), a body of 10 key organisations, which, together with input from government departments, agencies and interested parties, has developed a proposed national strategy that they want the government to review and prioritise.

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Image of toddler looking at a book with text saying: Right now almost 23% of Australia's children are not developmentally on-track with language skills when they start school.

July 1 2021

Watertrust Australia Ltd

Watertrust Australia: a new independent entity helping frame future water and catchment policy in the interests of all Australians.

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April 30 2021

Grants Round Up April 2021

In the first funding round for 2021, the Foundation has awarded 32 grants totalling $9,478,790.

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White two-storey building in federation style

April 30 2021

CEO Update April 2021

In August 2020, The Ian Potter Foundation was the beneficiary of a significant bequest from the estate of the late Margaret Caroline Reid.

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Smooth stones stakced on top of each other

April 26 2021

Margaret Caroline Reid

The Ian Potter Foundation receives significant bequest from the estate of the late Margaret Caroline Reid.  

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Margaret Reid portrait crop2

April 16 2021

Change to funding rounds

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Blue, green and orange door

December 17 2020

NGV Contemporary

The Ian Potter Foundation confirms its support of NGV Contemporary with a $20 million commitment.

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Artist impression of winning design

December 17 2020

CEO Update December 2020

As we approach the last weeks of 2020, with state borders re-opening and as many Australian families, friends and loved ones are reunited, I have been reflecting on all that we have endured throughout 2020. 

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Aerial view of Melbourne skyline with proposed new NGV Contemporary building in foreground next to Arts Centre spire