ANZ Seeds of Renewal

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

The 2016 round of ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program is due to close on Friday 26th August 2016.

The program focuses specifically on supporting education and employment initiatives that support local economies in rural, regional and remote areas, with consideration given to projects that benefit communities with a population of fewer than 15,000 people.

Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits at least $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects focused on these areas.

This year Lenovo is again supporting the program, with donations of laptops and tablets to eligible community projects. This means community groups can apply for a funding grant or for IT equipment.

Examples of projects that could receive a grant include:

  • Providing certified training courses at local community centres
  • Supporting programs that help people to prepare for employment or return to education
  • Supporting programs which help people to learn new skills and knowledge
  • Developing micro-business or social enterprises which help to create employment

For further information on the program head here:

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (


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