For the second year running, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund invited Australians from all walks of life, abilities and interests to tell us how they’re bringing their ideas to life and creating a better tomorrow for everyone.
After a rigorous judging process, the 42 recipients - our AMP Tomorrow Makers - were selected from thousands of applicants from across the nation. They include artists and athletes, scientists and social innovators, musicians and more. They come from every state and territory, and represent a wide range of ages – with the youngest being 10.
The AMP Foundation’s annual grants program was launched in 2014 to help support innovative and talented Australians. This annual program now distributes up to $1 million in individual grants each year.
You can find out about some of our 2015 Tomorrow Makers in the video above and read the biographies of all 42 in our AMP Tomorrow Makers.
We’ll be helping you keep up with this year’s AMP Tomorrow Makers and showcase their ideas and talents at News & insights in coming weeks as well.
Stay tuned to find out more about our 2015 Tomorrow Makers including:
- Janice Ablett — a nurse, drug rehabilitator and local hero who is setting up a residential drug rehabilitation program in Gippsland to help people affected by the drug ice to rebuild their lives.
- Lakeisha Patterson (pictured above) — an elite swimmer and Paralympic hopeful who is determined to make it to the Rio Paralympics.
- George Kong — an ophthalmologist who has developed an app to help people identify glaucoma.
- Peter McCreadie — a marine scientist and blue carbon leader who is on a mission to raise awareness of the carbon storing potential of Australia’s coastal ecosystems.
- Kristie Findlater – a disability support worker who wants to set up a dating agency for people with intellectual disabilities.
AMP has been helping Australians turn dreams into reality for over 160 years. And now through AMP’s Tomorrow Fund we’re helping bring more dreams to life.
If you’d like to participate in AMP’s Tomorrow Fund next year, stay tuned as we announce the opening of our grants program in April 2016. Visit ampstomorrowfund.com.au to find out more.
Stay tuned for more news about this year’s inspirational Tomorrow Makers and keep up with our 2014 Tomorrow Makers too. Follow the news on Twitter @ampfoundation (using #tomorrowmaker) and at Facebook.com/ampaustralia.