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Tender Bridge contains resources on philanthropy in education, for use by schools and centres.

This is an archive of philanthropy in education projects undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research from 2009 - 2014, including Tender Bridge and Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP).

From the Case Studies Archive

'Books in Homes'
Books in Homes

From the Case Studies Archive

Armidale High School, NSW / Backtrack Community Partnership
Armidale High School

From the Learning Materials Archive

Building a Culture for Partnering Program and Kit
Building a Culture for Partnering Program and Kit

Useful information

What makes a good grant application?

When preparing a grant application, make sure you understand the grant program, check your eligibility, and submit a completed application form before the application closing date.

A good grant application effectively addresses the selection criteria by demonstrating your organisation’s ability to deliver services that respond to issues in the community.

See the Community Grants Hub website for more information

The Funding Centre

Writing a grant application

Grants in Australia 2018: The secrets of success

Ask anyone involved in Australia’s massive grants industry what they’d most like to know, and grantseekers and grantmakers alike will ask: “Who is winning all the grants, and why?” It’s the question at the heart of the latest Grants in Australia 2018 research report from Our Community – the biggest report. View the report

Schools Plus

Schools Plus Impact Report 2018

Schools Plus Impact Report 2018

Schools plus has connected with more than 1,000 schools and 646 donors across Australia to help more than 80,000 students reach their potential.

Schools Plus was formed to break down the barriers between schools and donors. It exists to improve the education outcomes of Australian students in need by providing opportunities that make a real difference to their education and their lives.

Exclusive: 'Beyond just school-business partnerships'

(By Brett Henebery) The Educator

A recent report revealed that the difference between children’s career aspirations from age seven to 17 are limited, and too often based on socio-economic background and influenced by TV, film and radio.

For information on the Australian program "Inspiring the Future" referred to in this article, see the website:

Grant Connect - the Australian Government's grants information system

GrantConnect, the whole-of-government grants information, provides a central point to discover all Commonwealth grant opportunities. Organisations can search on GrantConnect at to find out about current and upcoming opportunities.

Why grants can't be taken for granted

Grants cannot be taken for granted, yet 38 per cent of grant seekers in Australia fail to meet application deadlines.