Westpac Social Change Fellowship

Westpac Group
Last date: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Detailed Description

Applications are open for Westpac Social Change Fellowship to support the development of people from any sector with the drive to create better lives for all Australians.

The Fellowship is designed to give recipients time and space to develop the skills, knowledge and networks needed to accelerate their growth as a social innovator. This may involve travel study tours, work experience, research or building stronger connections that will directly enhance their ability to lead positive social change.

They are looking for individuals who have a particular set of qualities that sets them apart from others. They have generosity of spirit and a strong desire to give back to Australia. Their commitment to the country’s broader social purpose, to create equal opportunity and better lives for all Australians, is reflected in their work and their actions.

Funding Information

If Applicants’ application is successful they will receive up to $50,000. This funding will help them embark on their own bespoke development journey, over a maximum six month period.

The Fellowship could cover:

  • Travel and accommodation costs (overseas and/or domestic)
  • Expenses relating to the experience
  • Reasonable personal expenses
  • Costs for relief in current employment (depending on need)
  • Beyond the Fellowship, Applicants will also have lifelong support through the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, where they will gain access to invaluable networking, learning and development opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants are an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicants are over the age of 18.
  • Applicants are applying for funds to build their capability, skills, experience and connections to deliver social change.
  • Applicants are already leading an initiative to improve the wellbeing of Australians at a local, state or national level.
  • Applicants have the support of the community that their initiative is seeking to benefit.
  • Applicants have a keen desire to share ideas with others, to be challenged, to be inspired.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/social-change-fellowship/#enquire


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