AMP has been helping Australians turn dreams into reality for over 160 years. And now through the Tomorrow Fund, AMP is helping bring more dreams to life by backing Australian talent, achievement and potential across the nation.
Now in its second year, AMP’s exciting grants program is giving up to $1 million to amazing Australians who have dreams and the drive and determination to make them happen.
Australians of all ages, walks of life, interests and abilities are invited to apply at ampstomorrowfund.com.au for grants of between $10,000 and $100,000.
Be inspired by 2014’s Tomorrow Makers
Emma Nile is one of 47 Tomorrow Makers awarded a grant in 2014. Like many good ideas, Emma’s was sparked by a personal experience.
Her program helps older people remember and record personal, autobiographical events. Watch Emma’s video to find out more about why she developed the program and how she’s helping create a better tomorrow for older Australians and their families.
For Emma, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is just the beginning. Not long after receiving funding from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund, she was awarded the Parramatta City Council Australia Day Award for Community Project of the Year.
AMP has uncovered many other talented Australians with the passion and talent to make a difference and make Australia proud. Athletes and adventurers like Nicholas Gleeson are among them.
Nicholas is a disability advocate and motivational speaker. Being blind has never stopped Nicholas from living life to the full. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest Base Camp, raced up the Empire State Building, run the New York Marathon three times and the gruelling 90km Comrades Marathon in Africa.
Now, Nicholas is using his AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to trek the Simpson Desert. “I’m an ordinary person who has followed my dreams. I hope my trek will inspire Australians of all abilities to do the same,” he says.
How you can apply
AMP’s Tomorrow Fund provides grants of up to $100,000. Applications are open to Australian citizens and permanent residents of all ages from any field or industry.
It’s easy to apply and if you’d like to take part this year, you have until 4pm on Thursday 14 May 2015 to get your application in.
Get tips on your application and make sure you—or someone you know—is in the running for a share in $1 million! Find out all you need to know about becoming an AMP Tomorrow Maker at ampstomorrowfund.com.au.
You can learn more about how AMP’s supporting the community in our community report. And stay up to date with news from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund by following @ampfoundation on Twitter or liking us at Facebook.com/ampaustralia.