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Our Award Program

The First 1000 Days Australia Award Program aims to build capacity in our partner organisations and within the regions where we work, both nationally and internationally, to support effective engagement with, and delivery of, First 1000 Days Australia related services, courses, research activities and entrepreneurial programs.

First 1000 Days Australia Awards are open to individuals, organisations and entrepreneurs who can further our goals and aspirations, drive change and contribute to the improved health and wellbeing of children, their families and communities. Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and/or to those who work in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation.

About the Award Program

Our Award Program is funded through the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, proceeds from our short courses and contributions from our partners, and has two categories.

Workforce Development Awards

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and Elders and staff employed by partner organisations in funded sites to participate in First 1000 Days Australia workforce development education programs and showcasing events.

Entrepreneurial Awards

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and organisations to achieve financial independence by using our entrepreneurial skills and resources to grow wealth for the next generation.

Award criteria

All Award applications will be considered based on merit, an applicant's eligibility and ability to complete the Award program, and, in some instances, competitiveness against other applicants.

The final decision regarding the awarding of applicants rests with First 1000 Days Australia and no correspondence will be entered into. Awardees may also be asked to participate in a research project to understand the impacts of First 1000 Days Australia, and are encouraged to provide opportunities for future First 1000 Days Australia Award recipients.

How to apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an application form on why they are applying for an Award and how it would benefit them and their business or organisation. Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the First 1000 Days Australia Award Program; applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship for which they are applying.

Go to: detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for both Awards

Go to: application form for an Award