Over two-thirds of Australians working in the education sector are currently working on a side project as they look to turn their passion into their life, but it ain't easy.
Money is the main thing holding education workers back from pursuing a side project, according to 33% of respondents, with a lack of time generally (19%) and work commitments (15%) also preventing people from following their passion.
Research from the AMP Foundation also found:
The AMP Foundation has released the research to mark the 2019 launch of its Tomorrow Fund, which gives away $1 million in grants each year.
AMP Foundation and Head of Sustainability Helen Liondos said with the right support, more education workers would be able to make their dreams a reality.
“The research shows education workers want to achieve amazing things in the community but money often prevents them from making a positive impact,” Liondos said.
“A grant from the AMP Tomorrow Fund can be used by our Tomorrow Makers to fund a range of things –whether it’s a vital piece of equipment, training or travel – to help them make a positive impact on Australia. We’ve found that offering such flexibility in funding can foster agility and innovation.”
Applications for AMP’s Tomorrow Fund, which is now in its sixth year, are now open, with another $1 million in grants on offer to Australians doing great things in any field. Individuals of all ages, interests and abilities, working towards goals with community benefit, are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 per person.
Past Tomorrow Makers have included:
To be eligible, applicants must apply at ampstomorrowfund.com.au by 4pm (AEST) on 27 May 2019, explaining what their goal is, why it is important to Australia and what they have done to move closer to it.
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