AMP’s Tomorrow Makers
AMP’s 2016 Tomorrow Makers come from all walks of life and locations, abilities and interest. What they share is a determination to positively impact our community.
Our 53 AMP Tomorrow Makers 2016 are made up of artists, athletes, social innovators, scientists, educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, fashion folk, musicians and medical researchers, all working towards their goals across a huge variety of fields.
These determined individuals are sharing in $1 million in grants to help them take it to the next level.
Read more about them here and/or watch their videos above.
AMP’s Tomorrow Makers 2015
Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply for a share our $1 million grants program.
Applications for AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2015 have now closed. We received a fantastic response from across the nation, with artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, musicians and more applying.
Over the next few months our judges will assess the applications and chose the finalists to be reviewed by our expert panel. Our 2015 AMP Tomorrow Makers will be announced on 19 November.
You can register your interest in our 2016 grants program here.
AMP’s Tomorrow Makers
Backing tomorrow’s superstars
For over 160 years. AMP has been helping Australians to own their tomorrows. Now, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is assisting passionate and talented Australians create a better tomorrow for everyone. The fund is an initiative of AMP’s philanthropic arm, the AMP Foundation, which has been supporting change to create a better tomorrow for everyone since 1992.
Amazing Aussies doing great things
AMP’s Tomorrow Makers 2014
We invited Australians of all ages, walks of life and fields of endeavour to apply for up to $1 million in individual AMP Tomorrow Fund grants. The response was remarkable with thousands of applications coming in from across the nation. Thanks to everyone who took part!
We are pleased to announce 47 amazing writers, medical researchers, dancers, inventors, disability advocates, social innovators, athletes and adventurers as our AMP Tomorrow Makers for 2014.
Meet our 2014 AMP Tomorrow Makers…
AMP’s Tomorrow Makers 2014
Meet four of our amazing grant recipients below… and read all 47 AMP Tomorrow Maker stories here.
Nicholas lost his sight at age seven when an automatic supermarket door struck his head, causing a retinal detachment. However, being blind has never held him back. He has raised a family with his wife Heather, who is also blind; climbed Mount Kilimanjaro; reached Everest Base Camp and run the New York Marathon three times. The disability advocate is using his AMP grant to trek the Simpson Desert: “I’m an ordinary person who has followed my dreams. I hope my trek will inspire Australians of all abilities to do the same.”
Watch Nick’s video. (See all video’s above)
Raschelle dreams of being one of only six females in the country to have competed in Australia’s only national motorcycle racing championship. For someone who only started riding in 2013, she’s making short work of it. The youth worker won her first-ever race meet and has her sights on the 2015 Australasian Super-bike Championship, riding in the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Cup: “I always had the desire to ride. So one day, at 25, I tried it, loved it and haven’t looked back. Now I feel nothing can hold me back from realising my dream.”
Watch Raschelle’s video. (See all video’s above)
Suicide remains the leading cause of death for young Australian males, despite great efforts to raise awareness. Suresh, who is based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, is investigating markers for suicide risk and conducting research that could lead to better detection and treatment: “I hope to develop a test that will provide clinicians with the ability to rationally decide on treatment and actively intervene where required. It will also give individuals and their families confidence to act where needed.”
Watch Suresh’s video. (See all video’s above)
Following a work experience trip to China, Lily recognised the need for better cultural understanding between Australian and Chinese businesspeople. She now facilitates Chinese study tours for Australian students, covering work experience, language studies and business etiquette, to bridge the cultural gap. Lily is using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to provide “greater work opportunities for the next generation of Australian leaders to adapt in a global environment and a sensitive manner that promotes cultural harmony.”
Watch Lily’s video. (See all video’s above)
Meet the amazing Australians doing great things. Congratulations to the AMP Tomorrow Makers who are following their dreams.
Source:- AMP For more visit http://www.ampstomorrowfund.com.au