AMP Foundation awards $1 million in Tomorrow Fund grants to 40 remarkable Australians

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Some of the recipients of the AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund for 2020s.

Forty outstanding individuals working hard to connect, support, educate, entertain and inspire Australians are sharing in $1 million of grants from the AMP Foundation’s Tomorrow Fund this year.

Since 2014, this AMP Foundation program has provided $7 million in grants to more than 300 Australians who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities.

Known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, these inspiring award winners work across a range of fields and disciplines, including science, social innovation, sport, technology, disability advocacy, education and more. The grants are designed to help talented Australians to take their passion projects to the next level, from medical research, music production, technology, covering travel costs and more.

Our 2020 recipients range in age from 15 to 62 and come from across Australia – from Perth to Townsville, rural Victoria to inner-city Sydney and regional New South Wales.

The Tomorrow Makers’ projects also reflect major social challenges and issues faced in Australia today including addressing COVID-19 pandemic through online health and education and support to artists and musicians, as well as support to people who have experienced domestic violence.

Head of the AMP Foundation, Helen Liondos, commented: “Every year, hundreds of hard-working and innovative individuals apply for grants from the AMP Tomorrow Fund. The beauty of this unique program is that it’s open to any Australian, of any age, from any part of Australia. All they need to have is an unrelenting commitment to what they’re trying to achieve and to contribute to our community.

“Award winners can use their grants to fund a wide range of items to help them achieve their goal – whether it’s a vital piece of equipment, training or expert support. These boosts can make all the difference to a project’s success.

“Despite all the disruption of this year, so many Australians remain committed to making a positive impact on their communities. These  individuals, who continue to train hard, create new art, search for scientific or social solutions, are not only inspirations but also confirmation that Australia has a wealth of exceptional individuals to take us into better days.”

The 2020 AMP Tomorrow Makers include:

  • Samantha Devlin offers virtual work experience opportunities to rural and regional students
  • Ryan Tilley invented a ‘trekking boot’ for wheelchairs to make the outdoors more inclusive
  • Bronwyn Bate runs a social enterprise that trains and hires domestic violence survivors
  • James Elazzi is a playwright who wants to share more stories from minority communities
  • Carly Stanley aims to keep Aboriginal people out of the justice and child protection systems
  • Myles Young is designing an online program to help combat obesity and depression in men

See the full list of 2020 Tomorrow Makers, plus profiles and videos.

About AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is an initiative of the AMP Foundation, which is AMP’s philanthropic arm. The annual grants program aims to support determined individuals who are working hard on a project that will benefit the community but need help to take it to the next level.

Each year, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awards grants of up to $100,000 for a wide range of activities, including training, travel costs, living expenses, research or small business funding. So far, 307 grants have been awarded.

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