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Nurture Engagement scholarship program

Nurture Engagement – IAP2 Australasia Certificate of Engagement scholarship program

Nurture Engagement, a partnership program offering scholarships for virtual training, has been established by the IAP2 Australasia Board to support small not-for-profits by offering their staff and directors ​the opportunity to complete the IAP2 Australasia Certificate of Engagement.

The Program is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations who meet the specified criteria and that are accepted as program partners, up to a maximum of ten (10) program partners per annum. Participants must have access to a computer and internet.

Applications are open all year round. Received applications from eligible organisations will be assessed within one of two assessment rounds during each calendar year:

  • February – March
  • August – September

Who can apply?

​All Australian and New Zealand based charities and not-for profit organisations who have:

  • Gross revenue less than AU$5M per annum; and
  • Total assets of less than AU$3M

Each application will be assessed on the criteria outlined below. Acceptance as a program partner is for a two (2) year fixed term and at the full discretion of IAP2 Australasia. A maximum of three (3) scholarships for virtual training will be awarded to each program partner during the fixed term. At the conclusion of the fixed term eligible organisations are able to re-apply.

Criteria requirements

Nurture Engagement partnership program is open to organisations who:

  • focus their efforts on working with people to improve decision-making processes and outcomes, in areas of common interest to IAP2 Australasia, such as:
    • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori peoples
    • Youth
    • Peoples with accessibility needs
    • Disadvantaged, vulnerable or marginalised communities
    • Health and well-being
    • Environment and climate change
  • are located in Australia or New Zealand
  • have an annual gross revenue of less than AU$5M and total assets of less than AU$3M
  • can provide recent financial statements, preferably audited if available
  • outline how an increase in engagement knowledge and skills would make a difference to the work they do
  • and be willing to contribute a short article for the Engagement Matters

Finally, all applications must include a statement confirming that successful program partners consent to having their name and the number of scholarships for virtual training offered, reported to members in the IAP2 Australasia Annual Report, published in the public domain.


Selection process

Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Panel comprising of representatives from IAP2 Australasia and which may include other key stakeholders. The decisions of IAP2 Australasia are final.


How to apply?

Applications must be submitted via the online submission form.

For further assistance or information please contact us at membership@iap2.org.au.