Part of our role as a leader is to grow community perceptions and drive initiatives that help even more uptake and innovation in our sector.
Our LanguageLoop Research and Innovation Grants Program is part of our ongoing effort – with funds provided to professional development and cutting-edge
research to redefine what’s possible for our industry.
The Research and Innovation Grants Program aims to:
The grants program is open to individuals and public and private organisations. LanguageLoop recognises likely interest from not-for-profits, educational institutions, academics, community groups and local government.
Our grants committee cannot consider applications for matters such as: capital works; multi-year projects; capital equipment purchases; general fundraising; recurrent operating expenses; retrospective project costs; travel and accommodation costs; activities that are the responsibility of government; projects for private or individual benefit; projects with high administrative costs (including travel); and activities for or at private or residential premises.
We commissioned researchers from Monash University to study the mental health needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients, including
newly arrived immigrants and refugees settling in Australia.
The study, which found that the use of specialist interpreters can improve mental health outcomes for the most vulnerable in our community, resulted
in the Mental Health Interpreting Guidelines for Interpreters report – an Australian first.