From over 35 applications to our 2018 Grant Round, we are pleased to announce that this year's grant has been awarded to The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation.

It was a very close decision and all of our other outstanding finalists were equally deserving of the funds. Congratulations to all, and a huge thank you to our generous members for making it possible!

Our 2018 Winner

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation


The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia. ALNF develops, implements and sustains innovative programs with tangible results in over 300 sites across the country – specifically targeting Indigenous, refugee and disadvantaged Australians.

ALNF has received funds for its Refugee Action Support (RAS) program, which supports the development of English literacy among refugee children and youth, increasing their ability to have positive educational experiences and develop the communication skills necessary for full participation and inclusion in society. The program recruits, trains and places pre-service teachers in schools with high numbers of refugee students across Western and South-West Sydney to provide face-to-face learning support for refugee students who are grappling with the demands of the classroom. The program aims to create safe spaces in which young refugees receive support from enthusiastic mentors who can listen, support, encourage and inspire.

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