2020 AMP Tomorrow Fund Winner – Katura Halleday

Art and education equality advocate Katura Halleday  was awarded $5,000 by the AMP Foundation to help build her local art competition into an annual event.
 
About Katura Halleday
When local teenager Katura was asked to give a short speech at an event, she had no idea how much of an impact her words would make. Her talk on education in developing countries caught the attention of a documentary maker, who ended up accompanying her to Mozambique to film Katura’s Story – which the young Queenslander presented to the UN.

Back home on the Gold Coast, Katura organised an art competition and exhibition to raise funds for children’s education in Africa. Attracting entries from pre-schoolers through to aged care residents, as well as influential supporters, the initiative raised thousands, united the community and gave Australian amateur artists the opportunity to shine. Katura now hopes to make her ‘8x8 to Educate’ art competition into an annual event and raise funds for local causes.
 
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What is the AMP’s Tomorrow Fund?
For the seventh year, amazing Australians doing great things for the community have shared in $1 million in AMP Tomorrow Fund grants.

In 2020, 40 individuals of all ages, interests and walks of life received grants. These individuals – known as Tomorrow Makers – are pursuing goals across a wide range of fields – including art, technology, sport, science, social innovation, education, health, medicine and music.
 
What they share is a desire to make a difference, either by creating something special or inspiring others. They are all working hard to make a positive impact, but need help to make it happen.

Find the 2020 Tomorrow Maker profiles and videos on ampstomorrowfund.com.au
 
About the program

Launched in 2014, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is run by the AMP Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AMP that has been supporting the Australian community since 1992. Over the past seven years, the program has received more than 13,000 applications and grants have been awarded to 307 individuals – who we call AMP Tomorrow Makers. They include artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, scientists, dancers, disability advocates, musicians and medical researchers.
 
So far, $7 million has been awarded to help them take their projects and passions to the next level.

How can the grants be used?
Grants of up to $100,000 are awarded for a range of activities, including training, travel costs and research. The number and size of the grants are determined by the quality of applications.
 
Designed to be accessible to people from all walks of life, and flexible enough to support people who cannot be pigeonholed, the AMP Foundation believes its Tomorrow Fund fills a funding gap.

A total of 1,533 Australian citizens or permanent residents of all ages, interests and abilities applied by mid-April. After several months of review, with support from subject matter experts, 40 grant recipients were selected to share in $1 million in grants.
 
CLICK HERE for more information on AMP’s Tomorrow Fund.