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Jan 20

Standing with Bushfire-Impacted Communities

Like all South Australians, at The Wyatt Trust our thoughts have been with the bushfire-impacted communities here and across the country. We know that while the immediate threat is past for some areas, and other communities remain at risk, the road to recovery will be long and require sustained support and energy. There have been many announcements of funding and relief measures for those impacted by the bushfires and these are welcomed. As individual’s and community’s immediate emergency needs are... Read more
28
Nov 19

Applications Now Closed: 2020 Colin Oliver Tertiary Music Scholarship

Please note that applications for this scholarship opportunity are now closed. Applications for The Wyatt Trust’s Colin Oliver Tertiary Music Scholarship are invited from eligible students planning to study at The Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2020. The successful applicant will receive a one-off payment of up to $7,500 in their first year of enrolment. In accordance with Wyatt’s Trust Deed, applicants for Wyatt scholarships must be South Australian residents who: have lived in South Australia for a minimum of... Read more
02
Sep 19

We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Wyatt Trust is proud to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart and we join the calls for Voice, truth-telling and agreement-making. In NAIDOC week this year more than sixty representatives of the Australian philanthropic community signed an open letter of support, recognising the Uluru Statement as a historic mandate for change. We commit to walk alongside first Australians in the call for constitutional reform and for truth-telling about the history and impact of colonisation. Read the letter published... Read more
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Jul 19

Applications Closed: Lions of Richmond Youth Education Fund

The August intake of the fund is now closed. Please check back soon for further rounds. The Wyatt Trust (Wyatt) is putting a call out to public schools and youth or family services to apply for one-off project funds through the Lions of Richmond Youth Education Fund. Programs are to be run in the Local Government Areas of West Torrens, Marion and Charles Sturt. This fund, focusing on supporting and celebrating education, is the direct work of the Lions of... Read more
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Apr 19

Youth Education Funding for Rural and Regional Communities

Wyatt’s Rural and Regional Youth Education (RRYE) Fund is a flexible, accessible resource for schools and youth services working in rural and regional communities throughout South Australia. The objective of the fund is to build on local knowledge through the funding of activities and programs assisting with student retention and re-engagement in rural and regional areas. Since the fund commenced in January 2018, Wyatt has provided grants to 15 programs and activities in communities including Allendale East, Indulkana, Loxton, Mimili,... Read more
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Nov 18

Resilient Futures Evaluation Report Launched

2018 saw the completion of Resilient Futures, a three-year trauma-informed wellbeing and resilience collaboration led by the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Funded by Wyatt and The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, this comprehensive program aimed to improve wellbeing and resilience among young people in disadvantaged communities across Adelaide. Using a systematic approach based on Dr Martin Seligman’s PERMA dashboard (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment) plus Physical Activity, Nutrition,... Read more
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Apr 18

New Home for The Wyatt Leaf at the New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Wyatt Governors and Staff were delighted to join Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) staff and Adelaide Sculptor, Jeremy Herbert, on Thursday, 26 April 2018 to celebrate Wyatt’s gifting of The Wyatt Leaf Sculpture to the New Royal Adelaide Hospital. Wyatt commissioned Jeremy Herbert from Iron Edge Design to create the sculpture in 2005. The spectacular 3-metre high aluminium piece graced the foyer of 100 Pirie Street as a tribute to Wyatt’s founder, Dr William Wyatt, honouring his legacy assisting... Read more
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Mar 18

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in Adelaide

On 22 March 2018 Wyatt was privileged to co-host renowned Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist, entrepreneur and micro-finance pioneer, Professor Muhammad Yunus, at the Australian Social Business Forum in Adelaide. Partnering with Grameen Australia, STEMSEL Foundation, Don Dunstan Foundation and Pembroke School, the forum attracted a diverse range of leaders from the community, philanthropic, social innovation and social business sectors. Presenters and panelists showcased a wide range of social business case studies and innovation in practice, with Professor Yunus presenting his... Read more