2017 Collegian Grant Recipients Announced

​The recently introduced Toorak Collegians Grants Program, offers support to past students of the school undertaking projects in the field of Arts, Sports, Science, Community or Charity. The initiative aims to encourage and foster entrepreneurship, innovation and creative endeavour. In the recent February round, the Collegians Committee received several very worthy applications from alumni doing inspiring things in the Community. A financial contribution of $500 each was awarded to two successful applicants...

The recently introduced Toorak Collegians Grants Program, offers support to past students of the school undertaking projects in the field of Arts, Sports, Science, Community or Charity. The initiative aims to encourage and foster entrepreneurship, innovation and creative endeavour.
In the recent February round, the Collegians Committee received several very worthy applications from alumni doing inspiring things in the Community. A financial contribution of $500 each was awarded to two successful applicants:
Felicity Fox (TC ‘07) has developed Pivot, a social justice program run by young people for young people. Through highly trained law students, Pivot provides interactive legal education and legal rights sessions to at risk and homeless youths. The aim is to provide early intervention to juveniles, to educate and assist them with strategies and skills to reduce involvement in crime and also improve their educational performance and workforce participation.
Annabel Watson (TC ‘11) is involved in providing an after-school soccer program for girls aged 5-13. The 'Fitzroy Thunder' girls train at Atherton Gardens Estate in Fitzroy with up to 50 girls training each week. Sessions teach fundamental skills of the game and provide education on better health and nutrition to enhance the well-being of young, disadvantaged girls within community housing estates. Funds are required for soccer equipment and to provide fresh fruit and water to all participants. In additional to being awarded a financial contribution toward funding the program, the Collegians network also put Annabel in touch with The Unite Project who have offered to supply the water required at no cost.
The Toorak Collegians Grant application round will next open in February 2018, with further details being provided closer to the date.

Fitzroy Thunder Girls Soccer Team Collegians Grant Pic