How St.George Foundation structures its grants program, and tips to make your application stand out.
Since 1990, St.George Foundation has partnered with over 800 community organisations and invested more than $30 million to positively impact the lives of thousands of children experiencing disadvantage in Australia.
This year the organisation’s major grant went to Australian children’s charity Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) for its ‘Fit to Learn’ program. One of eight police programs run in partnership between NSW police, PCYC and NSW schools, under the program police officers act as mentors, helping re-engage young people into the education system by developing skills and values of resilience, commitment and respect.
The inaugural recipient of the Inspire Grant in 2017 was MissingSchool, which used the grant to fund telepresence robots to help seriously sick kids stay connected to their teachers and friends at school. The 2018 recipient, Whitelion, used the funds to roll out a program to provide a short-term solution for young women aged 12-17 who have been suspended from school with a less formal, flexible environment that maintains educational momentum,…