Impact Fund Grant Recipients

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Impact Fund Grant Recipients2018-05-12T15:18:24+00:00

Six projects were selected in 2017 as part of the inaugural grant round, and an additional four agile grants in response to timely and emerging projects. Thanks to your support almost $900,000 has been committed to date, providing funding for ten high impact projects over the next two-five years.

Inaugural Grants:

  • Climate CouncilWinning the national energy debate
    The Climate Council’s project focuses on a public narrative change model, designed to shift the debate around climate change.
  • Australian Marine Conservation SocietySaving the reef by choosing coral over coal
    AMCS are campaigning to secure strong climate policy from the Federal and Queensland governments and protection for the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Country Needs People – Calling for more Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas for the long term (auspiced by the Conservation Council of South Australia)
  • Alliance for Gambling ReformDown, down, bets are down
    The Alliance for Gambling Reform is seeking to leverage past wins by building momentum and support for poker machine reforms, including $1 maximum bets.
  • Australian National Development IndexMeasuring the Australia We Want
    The purpose of the ANDI project is to produce an annual index of overall well being, to reflect the true progress of Australian society and the quality of life of its people beyond GDP.
  • Alannah & Madeline FoundationGun control and community safety
    The Alannah & Madeline Foundation are undertaking research and advocacy work, and building a broad coalition of community voices to defend and protect Australia’s gun laws.


Agile Grants:

  • Human Rights Law Centre – Marriage Equality Campaign
    The Equality Campaign was the national campaign advocating for a ‘Yes’ vote. The campaign worked across the nation, bringing supporters together to achieve this important reform about ensuring all Australians are treated equally under the law.
  • Australian Council of Social Services – Poverty and Inequality Partnership
    ACOSS has partnered with the University of NSW to undertake a five year collaboration to study the causes of poverty and inequality in Australia, and to find policy answers and actions to reduce these social and economic problems.
  • Uluru Statement
    A philanthropic collaboration wishes to engage with and hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders about the potential of the Uluru Statement; to better understand where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities want to head following the Australian Government’s recent rejection of key parts of the Statement; and the potential of the Statement to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and advance economic and cultural rights.
  • Anglicare Tasmania – Tasmanian Poker Machine Reform
    Campaign to see the removal of pokie machines in all pubs and clubs across Tasmania. Anglicare ran a non-partisan campaign, through TV and social media, that illustrated harm caused by pokies and supported the case for removal.