Welcome to the Telematics Trust
Our vision is to use technology to transform lives through learning for the cultural, social and economic benefits of Victorians.
The Telematics Course Development Fund (Telematics Trust) is committed to funding initiatives that achieve our vision by demonstrating innovative use of technology through education.
We fund initiatives that use technology to reach diverse groups and address important practical problems in our community through education.
The initiatives demonstrate the innovative use of technology through education and they aim to measurably improve the well-being of the participants, the economy and the environment.
The Trust provides unique funding opportunities to individuals, Educational Institutes, Government, Business, social enterprises and Not-for-Profit organisations.
2015 Grant Round 2
Grant Round 2 is now closed.
See our Applicants page to learn more about the Trust's funding priorities and reporting requirements and how you can apply for a grant or a loan.
Telematics Trust Year In Review 2014
The Telematics Trust is pleased to share its 2014 Year in Review. We hope this will provide applicants with examples of projects supported by the Trust and also demonstrate achievements made through some of our grants. Please click on the image to download a copy. If you are a previous grant recipient and would like to share your achievements with the Trust, please feel free to contact us.
Recently Funded Projects
Telematics Trust supported the following list of organisations in Grant Round 1, 2015.
Down Syndrome Victoria is a state-wide peak membership organisation representing people with Down Syndrome and their families.
Down Syndrome Victoria Teacher Training Curriculum
This year the Trust is supporting Down Syndrome Victoria in its development of a sustainable, cost effective on-line training project, to meet the needs of teaching professionals in Victoria, to enable them to improve school experiences and learning outcomes for their students with Down Syndrome.
Grant Received: $29,325
The Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls is a national institution aiming to carry out strategic harm-prevention initiatives that make real and lasting differences in the lives of women and girls.
Rosie in the Classroom
This year the Trust is supporting The Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls in developing Rosie in the Classroom—a website featuring resources that support teachers in educating their students about complex social issues like gender inequality, mental health and social justice. The resources will feature videos, lesson plans and work units that make discussing these issues more simple.
Grant Received: $30,000
|The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that aims to protect children from violence and its devastating impact..
eSmart Digital License, Brimbank
This year the Trust is supporting the Alannah and Madeline Foundation to provide 1,500 free eDmart Digital Licences to Year 7 students of schools located in the Brimbank area (which comprises of suburbs between 10 and 20 kms west of Melbourne). The Foundation aims to support and enhance digital safety, literacy and inclusion and to reduce cyber-bullying and bullying in the community.
Grant Received: $30,000
|Birchip Cropping Group is a not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers to improve the prosperity of farmers and agricultural communities through farmer-driven innovation..
It’s time for an upgrade: revamping the Yield Orophet decision-support tool to continue bringing cutting-edge scientific research to farmers
This year the Trust is supporting the Birchip Cropping Group to employ new developments in web design principles and web technologies to improve the Yield Prophet agricultural decision-making tool, allowing Australian farmers better access to education about the APSIM crop-production model developed by CSIRO.
Grant Received: $30,000
My Cancer Pal is a mobile application that empowers and educates all Victorian and Australian cancer patients to manage the side effects of their on-going cancer treatment.
My Cancer Pal (mobile application)
This year the Trust is supporting My Cancer Pal in the development of its mobile application to educate cancer patients and their families or carers on cancer-related treatments and the management of treatment side effects using an industry reviewed set of tools and information.Grant Received: $30,000
Heart Research Centre is an independent research centre that aims to improve the lives of people living with cardiac disease and prevent further cardiac events.
Cardiac Blue Online – emotional support for patients
This year the Trust is supporting the Heart Research Centre to develop an interactive online program for cardiac patients to support their emotional recovery and address anxiety and depression.
Grant Received: $30,000
Odyssey House Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for change and growth by reducing drug use, improving mental health and reconnecting people to their family and the community.
Online Training for Frontline Workers in Methamphetamines (Ice)
This year the Trust is supporting Odyssey House Victoria in developing an online education tool for alcohol and other drug (AOD), allied health, community and emergency service workers on how to better understand and respond to methamphetamine (ice) users, their families and carers.
Grant Received: $28,000
Good Mob Pty Ltd is an online platform that allows people to easily establish and manage giving circles.
Good Mob Pty Ltd
This year the Trust is supporting Good Mob in developing an online platform that empowers people to give together in a more strategic, frequent and impactful way, ultimately allowing them to drive the social change they want to see in their communities.
Grant Received: $33,000
Application & Reporting Process
All grantees must adhere to the Grant Conditions should they be successful in receiving a grant from the Telematics Trust
All grants received from the Telematics Trust must be acquitted within three months of the project ending or twelve months after the funding was received, whichever occurs soonest. If the project extends beyond twelve months, ongoing six-monthly progress reports are required until the completion of the project.
The Telematics Trust funds initiatives within Victoria involving the application of technology to education projects which are innovative, educationally driven and market oriented.
Who Can Apply?
- Educational Institutes
- Non-profit organisations
Important Information for Assesors
If you have been asked to be an Assessor by an applicant you must ensure that you are both qualified to give an opinion and that you do not have any conflict of interest.
Assessors May Not:
- Be directly involved in the project
- Be affilialited with or employed by the applicant organisation
- Be related to individuals directly involved in the project
- Benefit financially from project or from providing their report
- Be directly involved with the Telematics Trust as an Advisory Committee Member, Trustee or any other member of the Secretariat.