FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said a program with individual grants ranging between $10,000 and $100,000 is available to people of all ages and from all walks of life that need financial support to make a positive impact on their community.
Mr Joyce said the Tomorrow Makers program, founded by AMP, will help Australians who are working hard towards a goal that will make a difference.
He said an exciting aspect of this program was it spanning a wide range of fields of endeavour – from art to athletics, technology to the environment, youth work to social enterprise and more.
Successful applicants could be a film-maker with a compelling story to share, a scientist with an environmental solution, a tech expert developing an app for people with mobility issues, a community worker with a creative social enterprise in mind or a sportsperson who is helping seniors to stay active, Mr Joyce said.
Funding will be awarded for a range of activities, including training, travel costs, living expenses, research or social enterprise funding. To be considered the applicant must explain what their goal is, how they plan to achieve it and the steps they have already taken to make it happen.
Finalists will be invited for an interview in Sydney in October and recipients will be announced at a special dinner in Sydney on 20 November.
Applications can be lodged online at ampstomorrowfund.com.au and need to be submitted before 31 August.