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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering amazing Australians doing great things the chance to share in $1million in grants. Applications for 2017 open on 3 April. Register your interest now to be sent a reminder closer to the launch date.

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2017 opens on 3 April

Meet AMP’s Tomorrow Makers

AMP Tomorrow Makers come from all walks of life and locations, abilities and interest. What they share is a determination to positively impact our community.

Our 53 AMP Tomorrow Makers 2016 are made up of artists, athletes, social innovators, scientists, educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, fashion folk, musicians and medical researchers, all working towards their goals across a huge variety of fields.

These determined individuals are sharing in $1 million in grants to help them take it to the next level.

Read more about them here and watch their videos.

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How to apply

If you think you have what it takes to be an AMP Tomorrow Maker, apply online from 3 April using our five-step application form.

You’ll need to provide contact details, explain your goal and how you’ll achieve it, the work you’ve put in and also include a basic budget.

Also tell us about any funding or recognition you have already received, include online links that explain your story and list two referees who understand what you’re aiming to achieve.

You can fill in your application over time and make changes up until you press ‘Submit’. Also check out our sample application and advice on the ‘Tips and tools’ page.

Applications close at 4pm (AEST) on 16 May.

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Spread the word

Help us support amazing Australians doing great things by spreading the word about AMP’s Tomorrow Fund.

If someone in your family, workplace, club or group is working towards a goal that will positively impact the community, suggest they apply for a grant.

AMP Tomorrow Fund grants are only for individuals, but organisations and groups are encouraged to put the word out by:

– Sharing our social media posts – Facebook or on Twitter
– Sharing our fact sheet, which includes suggested social media posts and key dates
– Putting up a poster at a local club, café or community centre.

For more information, check out our Tips and tools page.

Yarrie has just the tonic

Yarrie Bangura’s carefree childhood in Sierra Leone was disrupted when the civil war came to her home country. Her family fled to Guinea where she worked in a market at the age of nine. After experiencing poverty and trauma for many years, Yarrie and her family were accepted by Australia to start their lives over.

Her motivation for setting up an organic ginger beer business while studying international development at university is to make the most of the second chance she has been given.

Now Yarrie wants to contribute to Australia by bringing this healthy, traditional African drink to the community. Sold as Aunty’s Ginger Tonic, her drink is already a hit at Sydney food markets.

“We make it for special social occasions. It’s refreshing, it’s a tonic and it’s delicious.”

Yarrie’s goal is to supply cafes, grocers and provide job opportunities.

“I would like to employ people who are disadvantaged, especially those from a refugee background who might be struggling to find work.”

Watch Yarrie’s video here.

Are you AMP Tomorrow Maker material? Apply in 2017.