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  • 'I am pleased to share that the vision for the Foundation is now '…a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia'. In October 2018, the Board of The Ian Potter Foundation approved the recommendation to add ‘sustainable’ to the vision of the Foundation. 

    Adding ‘sustainable’ as a fourth element to our vision reflects the history of The Ian Potter Foundation as a strong supporter of Australian environmental and conservation initiatives and confirms our commitment to grantmaking informed by the best science and the strongest evidence of the time.'

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    Craig Connelly shares the news of the Board's decision to add a fourth element to the vision of The Ian Potter Foundation. He also explains the reasoning behind this and what comes next for the Foundation. 

  • The Foundation continues to proactively seek partnerships with sector leaders wanting to build their capacity, initiate innovative programs and/or scale up proven approaches. This year 142 grants totalling $24.5m were awarded to many long-term as well as new not-for-profit partners.

    This year's report also includes a review of grants supporting Indigenous communities, health and education over the past five decades.

    Learn more our grantees, their projects and the Foundation's overall approach to grantmaking.

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    The Ian Potter Foundation has always proactively sought partnerships with not-for-profit organisations. This year has seen several new partnerships established through major grants awarded to organisations supporting Indigenous communities and people at risk of homelessness.

    - Craig Connelly, CEO

  • 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. The Travel program will be suspended through 2019 to allow time for an in-depth review to determine how best to continue providing support to early career researchers.

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  • The latest funding round has resulted in 70 grants totaling $2,409,075 being awarded. The Arts and Knowledge & Learning programs were open for applications. However, several applications which had been undergoing further development from previous rounds were also considered under Community Wellbeing, Environment & Conservation, Health & Disability and Medical Research

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    Images:

    Design Tasmania exterior. Photograph by Chris Crerar. (Main)

    Design Centre Fundraiser. Photograph by Emily Dimozantos (Inset)

  • The Foundation’s Board has recently reviewed the funding objectives relating to the Health component of the Health & Disability program area. This review is part of the Foundation’s ongoing evaluation of all its program area funding objectives since 2015. 

    The Board also recently decided to review the International Learning & Development (ILD) program. Consequently ILD will be closed in Round 2, 2018.

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    New funding guidelines for Health & Disability.


    International Learning & Development closed for review.

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