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.
2016 Grant Round 1
Grant Round 1 is now open!
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.
Grant Round1 will now close on Tuesday 29 March 2016 to reflect the public holiday.
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 2, 2015.
Jewish Holocaust Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.
Jewish Holocaust Centre web page upgrade
The Trust is supporting the Jewish Holocaust Centre for the redevelopment of its website. The new website will enable access to testimonials, archives, library resources, videos, storypods, Holocaust biographies, museum guides, as well as enabling booking and donation portals. This redevelopment will ensure website accessibility for mobile phones, tablets and computers.
Grant Received: $30,000
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum hosts a unique collection of Australian art and fascinating historical artefacts reflecting the early history of the district.
Creating a New Interactive Castlemaine Gallery Display about the Jaara Community and local Koorie cultural heritage
The Trust is supporting the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum in developing an interactive, contemporary digital display of the Jarra community featuring a multi-touch book entitled ‘Bunjil the Eagle’. The project will be developed with the help of local Koorie children, and will include short films and innovative displays.
Grant Received: $30,000
Federation University Australia is a regional, multi-sector university that offers access to high education, TAFE, secondary schooling and research opportunities.
Scenari-Kids: Empowering the Future
The Trust is supporting the Federation University Australia to implement and evaluate an online social simulator called Scenari-Kids. This simulator will target children who stutter, and assist them in developing confidence when approaching social situations.Grant Received: $25,497
Justice Connect is a not-for-profit that helps people facing disadvantage who are ineligible for legal aid and cannot afford a lawyer access free legal assistance.
The Not-for-profit Law Pathfinder Project
The Trust is supporting Justice Connect in its creation of the Not-for-profit Law Pathfinder, an online resource that will guide community organisations through the hundreds of legal resources on the Not-for-profit Law Information Hub. The online portal will simulate a conversation with a lawyer, helping users reach the right information, form action plans and to make important strategic decisions.Grant Received: $29,286
Wyndam Park Primary School is a Victorian Government school located in the City of Wyndham.
REAL (Robots Enhance Applied Learning)
The Trust is supporting Wyndham Park Primary School as they introduce a hands-on robotics program to improve stagnant numeracy results and Year 5/6 student engagement in science, technology, and mathematics. This project involves teacher professional development, the purchase of robotics kits, as well as collaboration with other schools and the Robotics Club of Victoria.
Grant Received: $11,000
Victorian Space Science Education Centre is a specialist science centre established by the Victorian State Government that uses the context of space to engage teachers and students.
The Trust is supporting the Victorian Space Science Education Centre in their Year 7/8 scenario-based program where students assist a simulated stranded Martian astronaut to survive until a rescue mission arrives. The program will have a strong emphasis on applying mathematics.
Grant Received: $30,000
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.