Over the next few months, our program management team will be working with the Board to hone the Foundation’s funding objectives across all program areas to take effect from 2020.
We expect to be able to announce the full details of revised funding guidelines in late September 2019.
The Foundation’s recent funding round focused on Major grants and invited applications. Four Major grants totaling just over $9 million were awarded. An additional three program grants were awarded totaling $660,000.
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.
At the recent board meeting, applications were considered in the Arts, Health & Disability and Knowledge & Learning program areas. Seventy grants were awarded, valuing $2.4 million.
This month we welcome our latest group of grantees, whose applications were approved by the Board at the Foundation’s first Board meeting for 2018.
The latest funding round (Round 3, 2017) is the annual Foundation’s 'by invitation' round that concentrates on Major Grants, accompanied by a number of other applications in several program areas. A total of $12.8m was awarded to 14 grantees.
The September Board meeting considered grants for round 2, 2017. Thirty-eight grants were awarded, totaling $2.2 million.
In this round the Board approved 75 grants valued at $4.7 million.
The Ian Potter Foundation is making changes to its funding rounds going forward. In future the Foundation will only be seeking applications in each program area once a year.