Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP)

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Grantsmanship, Philanthropic foundations, Grants, Educational finance, Private financial support, Surveys


LLEAP – Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy began because of a widespread view that effective engagement of philanthropy in education was hampered, in many cases unnecessarily, by gaps in knowledge, understanding and ways of doing things better. LLEAP explores issues from the perspectives of philanthropic education grant making foundations and trusts, schools, and not-for-profits working with schools. One key part of LLEAP is a national annual survey.

In 2012, the LLEAP Survey received a total of 507 responses from 359 school (Government 69%; Independent 20%; Catholic 11%, from every state and territory), 87 not-for-profit and 61 philanthropic foundation or trust respondents. This brings the total survey response across 2011-2012 to 809. The survey covered five areas: Demographics and characteristics; Education grant seeking priorities; experiences in seeking and securing grants; Learning; and Philanthropy in schooling – Gonski review.

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Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


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