On 30 April 2017, Federal President Aiden Depiazzi and Federal Vice President Josh Manuatu announced that the Young Liberal Movement of Australia would reinvest in its membership with new Development Grants administered by the Federal Movement.
These new grants come as a direct result of the Movement’s successful fundraising efforts since the beginning of 2017.
Grants of up to $1,000 may be provided to State and Territory Young Liberal Divisions to further develop their membership. The grants will support divisions to implement clever and innovative ideas to upskill members to be better campaigners and stronger advocates where there is a benefit not only to individual members but to the Division and, potentially, to the Movement right around Australia.
We believe this programme will, like the EDO programme, support a continued professionalization of our Movement so we’re better placed to fight elections and stand up for our values.
These grants will be funded from the new Development Fund, established with an initial budget of $2,500.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be provided against the following guidelines:
- That the funds will be used to advance the development and engagement of members or its membership;
- Any activities are in line with the values and mission of the Federal Young Liberal Movement; and
- There is a tangible benefit for members or the Movementas a whole.
Applications will generally not be accepted if it is intended that a grant will support the day to day work of the Division or if it is intended to only support a small number of members.
If an application is successful, the Federal President will advise the applicant in writing and arrange for a transfer of funds either as a lump sum or against particular milestonesonly after a formal agreement is entered into.
A condition of the granting of funds will be that the recipient Division provide monthly reports to the Federal Executive.