The objective of The CASS Foundation is to fund programs and projects which have the capacity to provide a benefit to a significant sector of the Australian community.
- In the field of education, CASS has a preference for funding innovative, curriculum-based projects which are sustainable in the long term and which may have the potential to be exemplars for change. CASS also considers need and disadvantage in its grant-making decisions.
- In medicine and science, CASS supports short term ‘proof of concept’ research in promising topic areas, which if validated, have the potential to attract longer-term funding and to contribute to better practice and delivery of services.
- CASS travel awards fill a need for early career post-doctoral researchers to attend and participate in overseas conferences to further their professional development and establish contact with their international peers and research collaborators.