AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is back for the sixth year, offering another $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things in any field.
Individuals of all ages, interests and abilities, working towards goals with community benefit are invited to apply by 27 May for grants of up to $100,000 per person.
The AMP Tomorrow Fund, an AMP Foundation initiative, is open to anyone working in any field of endeavour – from art to athletics, science to social innovation, music to medicine – who is trying to make a positive impact on Australia.
Funds can be used for a range of activities including travel, equipment and research.
To be eligible, applicants must apply at ampstomorrowfund.com.au by 4pm (AEST) on 27 May, explaining what their goal is, its benefit to Australia and what they’ve done to move closer to it.
While the goals people share are extremely diverse, most candidates are either creating something of value for the community – such as an educational program or technological innovation – or inspiring people through their words, music and sporting feats.
What our 2019 grants recipients – known as Tomorrow Makers – will share is a commitment to making Australia a better place.
Five years of Tomorrow Makers
Since 2014, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund has received more than 10,000 applications and distributed $5 million in grants to help Australians make their mark on the community.
- Hunter Johnson, who fosters emotional intelligence and resilience in young men through The Man Cave with the aim of addressing youth suicide and domestic violence.
- Robyn Leonard, inspired by her late daughter to help researchers access vital brain cancer tissue.
- Justin Chalker, inventor of a polymer made from waste that can clean up oil spills and absorb mercury.
- Adrian DeWitts, creator of an app to help children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, read.
- Chris Zhong, who is helping charities harness the positive power of blockchain technology.
Head of Sustainability & AMP Foundation Helen Liondos is looking forward to the fund supporting more exceptional individuals in 2019.
“We have been honoured to support so many remarkable Australians during the past five years. The breadth of talent and the level of commitment to doing good in our community never fails to amaze,” Ms Liondos said.
“We like to think the Tomorrow Fund provides more than just grants and the feedback we have received from past recipients supports this. Many recipients tell us us the program not only provided much needed funding, it also increased their confidence, community standing and connections.”
If you or someone you know is a potential Tomorrow Maker, visit ampstomorrowfund.com.au to learn more or apply for a grant between 11 April and 27 May 2019.
The site’s ‘Tips and tools’ section also includes downloadable posters and fact sheets for sharing.
About the AMP Foundation
The AMP Foundation is the main vehicle through which AMP invests in the community. Since 1992, it has distributed more than $96 million to the community.
It helps people to help themselves by supporting non-profit organisations that give disadvantaged Australians life-changing learning and work opportunities. The AMP Foundation also supports AMP employees and financial advisers to share their time, skills and resources with those in need, and back amazing Australians doing great things through AMP’s Tomorrow Fund grants.