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The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF - is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not for profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training  and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Fund of AusSchol Incorporated, an Australian registered charity, ABN 83 420 919 581.

ASF works with a number of Education Partners and Supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include post graduate university diploma, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialized mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it commissions education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Current Scholarships Available in “Scholarships” & “FAQs”.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

Bankwest Social Media Grant Winners


Congratulations to the 10 Social Media Grant Winners!

ASF and the Bankwest Foundation have recently announced the winners of the inaugural Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants, each worth up to $10,000 in ongoing social media training, development and support.

We received a significant number of high calibre applications making the ten grants extremely competitive. The following not-for-profit organisations have been awarded a grant:

  • Activ Foundation Inc.
  • AWESOME Arts Australia Ltd
  • Baptistcare Inc
  • Foodbank of WA Inc
  • Parents of Children with Special Needs Inc (Kalparrin)
  • The Centre for Cerebral Palsy
  • UnitingCare West
  • Volunteer Task Force Inc.
  • Volunteering WA
  • Wagin Agricultural Society Inc. (WAS)

The grants provide a unique opportunity for these Western Australian organisations to access cutting edge social media expertise with the help of Hancock Creative, who are facilitating the social media program over the next 12 months. All of these organisations are doing incredible work in the community and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can achieve as a result of this training.

ASF, the Bankwest Foundation and Hancock Creative would like to thank all those who applied for the grants and commend their continued commitment and dedication to the NFP sector. We hope to offer this opportunity again in the future so stay tuned.

Click here to read Bankwest Foundation’s media release.

Stanford Social Innovation Workshop 2015

Stanford Social Innovation workshop in Sydney – Apply Now!


For the first time in Australia, leading thinkers and practitioners from the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford’s groundbreaking Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (known as the will be leading the Design Thinking for Social Innovation program in Sydney.

Hosted by Northcott Innovation and the Social Change Collective, the program focuses on how business, non-profit, government and social innovation sectors can use design thinking to create better products and services to drive innovation and create sustainable impact.

Design Thinking for Social Innovation is ideal for strategic and resourceful professionals who want to gain design thinking skills and tools for better problem-solving and solutions creation, and who strive to build innovative organisations or businesses. A limited number of scholarships will be available for non-profit executives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people who have a disability or young people, 25 years and under.

Get in quick! Applications close 6th February, 2015. Click here to APPLY.

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600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)