The Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation Limited (The GO Foundation) has been provided $4.5 million over three years to support the provision of scholarships for Indigenous students and strengthen their operations.
The GO Foundation was founded by Sydney Swans legends Michael O’Loughlin and Adam Goodes to help Indigenous students from kindergarten through to university access the resources and support they need.
Minister for Indigenous Australians, Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP said the grant represents a milestone for the Foundation as they increase engagement in public schools.
“The GO Foundation helps ensure the educational journey creates a brighter future for Australia’s First Peoples,” Minister Wyatt said.
“This funding will allow the Foundation to work closely with its partners to get students the help they need while at school and create better outcomes for growing numbers of Indigenous students and their families, particularly those in the public school system.”
Further supporting this initiative, the GO Foundation will work with an ecosystem of partners to provide opportunities such as work experience, internships, career pathways and corporate and cultural mentoring to students.
“The GO Foundation is committed to ensuring that scholarships work for the benefit of students and their communities,” Minister Wyatt said.
“The Foundation values integrity, equality opportunity and strength in culture and works with its partners to create workplaces where we can all share in the richness of Indigenous Australians’ 60,000-year history.
“We look forward to the rich learning that will result from the partnership and the good work of the Foundation.”