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.
We'd like to thank everyone who attended our recent Grantseeker Forum in Darwin, including those who joined the event via webinar.
The Program Management team will be hitting the road again this August to meet with not-for-profit organisations across all the sectors the Foundation supports.
There have been a number of sector engagement activities undertaken by the Foundation since the beginning of the year.
This week, our program management team traveled to Brisbane to hold an information forum on The Ian Potter Foundation. Grantseekers came from far and wide to find out more about the Foundation, our application and evaluation processes, and insights into the broader funding landscape.
In April, the Foundation hosted an Arts Forum focusing on current best practices in evaluation for this sector.
The Ian Potter Foundation is hitting the road in May. We will be in Brisbane on Tuesday 9 May and are inviting QLD-based charitable organisations to learn more about the Foundation.
Throughout 2016, the Foundation has hosted forums on various issues relating to some of our program area funding objectives. On Thursday, 27 October 2016, eleven grantee organisations, that had received disability-employment-related grants in the past, were invited to attend a Disability Employment Forum at the Foundation. Nine organisations sent representatives to the half-day forum.
Every year, the Foundation has an invitation-only funding round which allows the Foundation to invite applications from particular organisations for projects that address specific issues or areas of concern. To this end, a recent initiative taken by the Foundation was the Water Forum held at Griffith University’s Rivers Institute in July this year.