Australian citizens or permanent residents of all walks of life are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help them reach a goal that will inspire others and have a positive impact on local communities.
Grant recipients, known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, are as diverse as Australia itself. They live in our cities, country towns and remote communities. They’re from a range of backgrounds and are pursuing goals across many fields.
What they share is a desire to make a difference in the community, either by creating something special or motivating others.
These talented, determined individuals have already put a lot of time and effort into reaching their goal, but need help to make it happen.
Since the program launched in 2014, thousands have applied for AMP Tomorrow Fund grants, with 89 people having received a financial boost and earning the title of AMP Tomorrow Maker.
Past recipients making progress
With AMP’s support, our existing AMP Tomorrow Makers are nearing their goals which include:
- Representing Australia at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio
- Researching the carbon storing potential of our coastline
- Creating public sculptures and raising awareness of the therapeutic power of art
- Supporting regional Australians to tackle ice addiction through residential rehabilitation
- Building a catering business staffed by refugees and asylum seekers
- Producing organic perfume to sell to the burgeoning ‘clean and green’ market in China
- Establishing a dating agency for people with intellectual disabilities.
You can find out more about their stories here.
How to get involved
Applications for AMP Tomorrow Fund grants open on 6 April and close on 18 May at 4pm (AEST).
To be eligible, you must fill in an online form on the AMP Tomorrow Fund website and tell us what you want to achieve and why, how you plan to do it and the steps you’ve taken so far to move closer to your goal.
You can also get involved by spreading the word among family, friends and your community. Posters, information sheets and a sample application will all be available to download from the AMP Tomorrow Fund website from 6 April.
AMP Tomorrow Maker Kristie Findlater is on her way to establishing a new dating agency for people with disabilities.