AOGU 110th Anniversary Grant
As part of its 110th Anniversary celebrations, the AOGU launched its 110th Anniversary Grant program in 2018. The aim of this program is to support Old Girls in meaningful endeavours to benefit the community or have a positive social impact. The Grant recognises the value that Old Girls add by being contributory members to their local and/or worldwide communities through financial assistance and raising awareness of their activities. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, contributions to national or international service work, community projects, creative and performing arts projects with a social conscience or research initiatives.
2023 Grant applications now open
Applications from eligible Old Girls for a limited number of grants between $1,000-5,000 are now open. Full terms and conditions and the application form are available below.
Applications for the 2023 Grant close on Monday 16 October 2023 and the winner(s) will be announced at the AOGU AGM on Wednesday 22 November 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the Grant Sub-committee.
Terms and Conditions
Meet the 2020 winners
Our winners for the Grant in 2020 were Linda Dalton (1979) and Nina Dunn (Tesoriero, 1995).
Click here to read how Linda developed a community driven program supporting Bellingen's young people to be the safest drivers they can be.
Click here to read about Lighthouse for the Community, which is an organisation that provides frontline support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.
Meet the 2019 winners
Our winners for the Grant in 2019 were Rebecca Ladd (1981), Helen Hoskin (1969) and Gillian Truman (1999). Click here to read their inspirational stories.
Meet the 2018 winners
Our winners for the inaugural Grant in 2018 were Hannah Goodwin (2010), Rachel Scott (1990) and Fiona Riley (1999).
Click here to read how Hannah's passion for the theatre told an important story that she hoped would turn conversation into meaningful action.
Click here to see how Rachel took music to our most remote children and helped her implement a primary school music and teacher training program in Hillston Central School.
For Fiona, the Grant assisted her to participate in a Projects Abroad program in Madagascar. She used her environmental qualifications and experience to help protect local indigenous flora and fauna and educate and promote preservation to improve and secure biodiversity locally and globally.