Teach For Australia recruits and trains inspiring and passionate young Australians to teach in disadvantaged communities for a minimum of two years, where they have a life changing impact on their students.
First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide unrestricted grants of $160,000 over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities.
The Royal Botanic Garden’s ‘Volcano Project.’ To re-develop Guilfoyle’s Volcano to assist with the Garden’s water sustainability objectives and to educate the public on efficient water use. Funded through Sustainability and the Environment in FY11.
Refugee Health and Social Wellbeing Research Program: to improve service delivery to survivors of torture and trauma. A research program which aims to build the capacity of the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture to provide services based on sound action research and other evidence-based methods and to put in place an evaluation framework for the on-going development of effective services to refugees. Funded through Poverty and Disadvantage FY08 – FY11.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Limited’s ‘Teacher Training Open Garden’ Project. Development of materials to support the open kitchen garden program teacher training course. Funded by the Sidney Myer Fund Trustees in FY12
The Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector.
The Aspiration Initiative (TAI) aims to increase opportunities and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students, by helping to ensure they realise their potential at school, university and beyond.
TAI’s academic enrichment program seeks to develop and refine a model that can significantly increase the flow of students through the pipeline from high school to university. TAI also hopes to generate a ripple effect of change extending to Australia’s education policy, so that policy shifts towards a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ high academic achievement.
Funded through the Education Large Grants Program FY12
The Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award in association with La Trobe University is the premier international ceramics award held in Australia.