The objective of The CASS Foundation is to fund programs and projects which have the capacity to provide a significant benefit to a sector of the Australian community.
In the field of Medicine and Science, CASS supports short term, ‘proof of concept’ research in promising topic areas which, if validated, has the potential to attract longer-term funding and to contribute to better practice and delivery of services.
CASS Travel Awards support early career post-doctoral researchers to attend and participate in overseas conferences to further their professional development and establish contacts with their international peers and research collaborators.
In the Education sector, CASS is interested in funding new, curriculum-based initiatives in Victorian primary and secondary schools which have the potential to expand teacher capacity and strengthen student engagement in learning. CASS also considers need and disadvantage in its grant-making decisions. Rural and regional schools are prioritised.