What is the Telematics Trust?

The Telematics Trust is an initiative that supports projects which aims to transform lives through education and training for the cultural, social and economic benefit of Victorians.

 

Background

The Telematics Trust is committed to funding initiatives that support this vision by demonstrating innovative use of technology through education and training. The Trust funds initiatives that use technology to reach diverse and disadvantaged groups and address important practical problems and social issues in our community and environment. These initiatives demonstrate the innovative use of technology through education and learning, and they aim to measurably improve the well-being of the community and environment.

The Trust provides unique funding opportunities to individuals, Educational Institutions, Government, Business, social enterprises and Not-for-Profit organisations.

 

Funding

The Telematics Trust supports organisations and individuals with one-off ‘Small Grants’ of up to $50,000 to invest in an innovative project or initiative in line with its mission.

The trust aims to create a more level playing field by providing support to projects that educate and empower people from diverse backgrounds to learn new things and build their capacity to contribute to society. In particular, the Trust targets and funds innovative projects which:

  • would be assisted by seeding grants
  • are not likely to be supported by other funding bodies

 

Eligible Projects

All projects must:

  • be based in Victoria and be for the benefit of Victoria and Victorians. There may also be a broader benefit to Australians arising from the project or initiative.
  • be education and/or training driven and market oriented
  • have a significant commitment of support from the applicant organisation, which may include in-kind or monetary contributions

 

Eligible Applicants

Anyone that is applying for an application that is based in Victoria for the benefit of Victoria and Victorians. There may also be a broader benefit to Australians arising from the project or initiative. Applicants can include:

  • individuals
  • educational institutes
  • government
  • business
  • non-profit organisations

The Telematics Trust can only accept applications from organisations or individuals that have an Australian Business Number.

 

Timing

Applications open 16 March 2020 and close 14 April 2020.

 

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