It’s been a busy few months since our last newsletter. The program management team and I have recently undertaken a week-long scoping trip to the Northern Territory visiting Alice Springs and Darwin. The latest funding round saw grants made to organisations in every state and territory.
This round the Foundation awarded 71 grants totaling $7,368,221 in Community Wellbeing, Medical Research, Education, Science, Environment & Conservation, Travel and Conference. Grants were made to organisations from every state and territory.
Last month, the program management team headed to the Northern Territory, visiting Alice Springs and Darwin to meet with our grantees and to speak to potential grantseekers.
The Board of The Ian Potter Foundation recently considered the future of the Conference and Travel program areas as part of its ongoing evaluation of all program areas. As a result of this process, The Ian Potter Foundation has decided to close its Conference program effective immediately and the Travel program will be suspended through 2019.
We'd like to thank everyone who attended our recent Grantseeker Forum in Darwin, including those who joined the event via webinar.