The Ageing Well portfolio funds innovative and effective projects and people that support older Australians to age well and die well, in the place they call home. A Community that is better for older adults is better for people of all ages.

 

Our Strategic focus:

 

The Ageing Well portfolio funds innovative and effective projects and people that support older Australians to age well and die well, in the place they call home. In 2022 and beyond, our focus will be:

  • Tackling Ageism
  • Building Connected and Compassionate Communities 
  • Optimising Health – Alzheimer’s Research

Our Ageing Well strategy can be read here

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Grants

Granting opportunities

  • Wicking Trust Logo

    J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust

    Philanthropy contributes to real and measurable social change.

    A stunning example of this is the legacy of John and Janet Wicking. After a vibrant lifetime of partnership and generosity, they left behind the J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust.

    The Wicking Trust will not be opening a Major Grants Round in 2022.

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    Innovation in Ageing Challenge

    Empowering social innovation

    In 2019, Equity Trustees in partnership with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) created the ‘Innovation in Ageing Challenge’ – designed to bring new people into social problem solving and to accelerate the development of their ideas for impact.

    There will be no Innovation in Ageing Challenge in 2022. 

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Awarded Grants

  • Australian Dementia Network logo

    Australian Dementia Network

    Optimising Health - Total $1m over 5 years - Bringing together Australia’s leading researchers, clinicians, and consumers to create a powerful network for dementia prevention, treatment and care. Find out more
  • haag logo

    Haag

    Building connected and compassionate communities Total $1.73m over 4 years -  Ageing on the edge – older persons homelessness project. Find out more

  • La Trobe University logo

    LaTrobe University HELP

    Building connected and compassionate communities Total $1.5m over 4 years Building compassionate communities, designed to create a collaborative culture that attends to needs at the end of life. Find out more
  • Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration logo

    Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

    Optimising Health - Total $3.1m over 5 years Building a unique collaboration of health, research, aged care, and advocacy organisations working together to improve the lives of older people through rapid translation of research into policy and practice. Key themes include dementia, end of life, falls and mental health. Find out more
  • O'Brien Foundation logo

    O'Brien Foundation

    Optimising Health Total $1,010m over 3 years - Supporting ground-breaking research into treatments to restore dignity and hope to those suffering from the after-effects of traumatic injury, cancer or birth deformities. Find out more
  • TACSI logo

    TACSI

    Building connected and compassionate communities Total $690.000 over 5 years - Building an impact network for systemic change in end of life. Find out more

  • Every Age Counts logo

    The Benevolent Society

    Tackling Ageism - Total $1.5m over 5 years A National coalition and grassroots campaign, spearheaded by The Benevolent Society, aimed at tackling ageism against older Australians. Find out more

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    The Violet Initiative

    Building connected and compassionate communities Total $1.2m over 5 yearsProviding support through the last stage of life, and the grief that accompanies it. Find out more
  • Wicking Dementia Centre logo

    The Wicking Dementia Centre

    Optimising Health - Total $8.5m over 14 years Improving dementia literacy through online global education and interdisciplinary research. Find out more
  • Vision Australia logo

    Vision Australia

    Optimising Health Total $1.4m over 2 years Promoting greater social independence and autonomy for people living with low vision or blindness. Find out more
  • Wintringham logo

    Wintringham

    Building connected and compassionate communities Total $1.862m - A specialised welfare company that provides housing and care to elderly, frail men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Find out more