Grants made through The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift aim to improve the opportunities available for disadvantaged children and lay the foundations for future positive health, social and educational outcomes.
The common thread of the grants is that they support education and encourage an interest in the environment, or the arts and literature, to create opportunities for personal development and assist children to overcome barriers that may limit their achievement.
The largest grant made through the Alec Prentice Sewell Gift to date is $500,000 over three years to Centennial Parklands Foundation to build The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden in Centennial Park in 2015. This purpose of this garden is to encourage children to engage with the environment through nature play.
Recent grants awarded through The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift include funding to support the Stephanie ALexnader Kitchen Garden Foundation, Cool Australia and 100 Story Building. Details of our previous Alec Prentice Sewell Gift grants can be found in our Grants Database and Annual Reports.
Since the Alec Prentice Sewell Gift was set up in 2003, grants valued at $5.9 million have been awarded to 58 organisations around Australia.
Direct grant applications cannot be made to The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift, grants are made via other program areas and generally, only one or two grants are awarded annually.
Please also refer to the Funding Principles for further information.