The Gottstein Trust is accepting applications for its latest round of capacity building grants. The three grant award categories offer opportunities for individuals associated with the Australian forestry products sector to enhance their skills and knowledge.
For more than 50 years the Gottstein Trust has created opportunities for recipients to acquire knowledge to grow, manufacture, use and promote Australia’s sustainably grown forest resource. Gottstein Trust Chair Suzette Weeding said, “It’s important that HR managers, small business owners, executives and operations managers bring this great opportunity to the attention of their personnel.”
The grants are available for individuals working in, studying in or associated with, the Australian forestry products sector.
All industry personnel are welcome to apply, and there are three types of grants available.
- The Skill Development Support grant has no prerequisites and is open to anyone who wants to build their skills, regardless of their level of work experience.
- The Gottstein Fellowship grant is designed for early to mid-career individuals who want to undertake a specific project that will benefit the industry.
- And finally, the scholarship grant is available for TAFE and University students.
The Gottstein Trust has already awarded over $1.4 million in grants to individuals, and every year, new opportunities open up for people and the industry to benefit.
“Some Gottstein grant award recipients have said that the Gottstein Trust funding turned out to be career and even life changing,” Ms Weeding said.
“For everyone it’s a really good opportunity to pursue skills and knowledge that may boost their capacity and career.”
GOTTSTEIN FELLOW HARRY MILLS
One such recipient is Harry Mills, who received the fellowship in 2019.
Harry is a young Australian architectural designer who works in a research role at the University of Cambridge, UK.
The fellowship enabled him to carry out an international project on making the most of underutilised timber to support a circular economy. He found the experience “immensely helpful” and encourages anyone with an idea to develop a proposal and apply.
His report and others can be downloaded here.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Eligibility criteria and online application forms can be found here and selecting the appropriate menu option.
Inquiries about making an application are welcome – either call Helen Murray on 0419-991-424 or email the Gottstein Team.
You can jump straight online to lodge your application.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in the forestry products sector. Lodge your application now!