Partnership with The Smith Family

The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program supports disadvantaged children and young people throughout their education, giving them the best chance to realise their potential.

The Smith Family is an independent national charity that helps disadvantaged Australian families to create a better future. 

Learning for Life is a holistic program providing long-term support to young Australians. It offers support at all stages of education – from preschool and primary school to secondary school and tertiary studies – giving students the assistance they need to develop vital life skills and stay engaged in their education.

Refer a friend to ASG and we’ll donate $1 to Learning for Life. 

To make a referral today, simply complete our online form.

Please remember that ASG will contact your referrals with more information about ASG's education funds. Only nominate those whom you have a direct relationship with, or who consent to receiving information about ASG.

Partnership with Monash University

In 2012, ASG formed a philanthropic partnership with Monash University’s Faculty of Education to help transform students into leading teachers.

This partnership offers a full-time scholarship, a one year bursary and travel grants for mid-career teachers and educators who wish to undertake research about teaching and learning in schools. This partnership enables the Faculty of Education to support up to eight students in any given year for a five year period.

This collaboration between ASG and Monash University will lead to the development of cutting-edge teaching and learning research, which will ultimately enhance the community's understanding of key education issues.

The scholarships awarded are:

  • The ASG PhD Scholarship for Exceptional Mid-Career Professionals

  • The ASG Scholarship for Excellence

  • The ASG Scholarship Travel Grant Award.

Local Community Program

ASG recognises the critical role that teachers and educators play in nurturing the young children in your care and laying the foundation for a strong educational future. 

Our Local Community Program supports early learning centres, kindergartens and schools with educational resources to help develop young minds. 

In addition to educational resources, participants receive vouchers to spend on specialist educational products and the opportunity to apply for one of our $2,000 community grants. 

Your early learning centre, kindergarten or school will receive a $150 voucher: 

  • if you choose to display our informative brochures and posters. We can also provide show bags that contain lots of goodies and further information about ASG.

  • for every five families from your centre or school that ASG visits to explain how we support children’s education.

  • when an information night is held at your centre or school, to demonstrate to parents how the foundations for their child’s formative years can be laid.

For more information or to participate in the Local Community Program, simply email with your centre’s or school’s name and full address, as well as your name and contact phone number so our coordinator can return your call.