The AMP Foundation is one of the largest supporters of amazing Australians creating change for our communities and to be recognised as one of these is humbling and inspiring. We would like to take a moment to thank the wonderful people at the AMP Foundation. This support provides tens of thousands of meals to our community doing it tough and employment to people often overlooked in the job market. To be among such an esteemed and impactful cohort of people who have achieved so much is mind-blowing and we are excited to collaborate with AMP to create social change, one meal at a time.
– Shaun Christie-David
Forty outstanding individuals working hard to connect, support, educate, entertain and inspire Australians are sharing in $1 million of grants from the AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund this year.
Since 2014, this AMP Foundation program has provided $7 million in grants to more than 300 Australians who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities.
Known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, these inspiring award winners work across a range of fields and disciplines, including science, social innovation, sport, technology, disability advocacy, education and more. The grants are designed to help talented Australians to take their passion projects to the next level, from medical research, music production, technology, covering travel costs and more.
Our 2020 recipients range in age from 15 to 62 and come from across Australia – from Perth to Townsville, rural Victoria to inner-city Sydney and regional New South Wales.
The Tomorrow Makers’ projects also reflect major social challenges and issues faced in Australia today including addressing COVID-19 pandemic through online health and education and support to artists and musicians, as well as support to people who have experienced domestic violence.
Head of the AMP Foundation, Helen Liondos, commented:
“Every year, hundreds of hard-working and innovative individuals apply for grants from the AMP Tomorrow Fund. The beauty of this unique program is that it’s open to any Australian, of any age, from any part of Australia. All they need to have is an unrelenting commitment to what they’re trying to achieve and to contribute to our community.
“Award winners can use their grants to fund a wide range of items to help them achieve their goal – whether it’s a vital piece of equipment, training or expert support. These boosts can make all the difference to a project’s success.
“Despite all the disruption of this year, so many Australians remain committed to making a positive impact on their communities. These individuals, who continue to train hard, create new art, search for scientific or social solutions, are not only inspirations but also confirmation that Australia has a wealth of exceptional individuals to take us into better days.”