Leading learning in education and philanthropy: 2012 survey report

Education Schools Australia
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LLEAP – Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy helps take the guesswork out of philanthropy in education so outcomes for learners most in need in schools and communities throughout Australia can be improved.

LLEAP 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 this 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, with questions in two sections (in italics below) modified to better fit a philanthropic audience:

  • Demographics and characteristics
  • Education grant seeking priorities/Education grant making priorities
  • Experiences in seeking and securing grants/The nature of philanthropic support in education
  • Learning
  • Philanthropy in schooling – Gonski review.
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