Congratulations to our latest recipients of Grants and Sponsorships!


The ESU is pleased to announce the recipients of grants for projects that contribute to the appreciation and promotion of the heritage, culture, identity and fellowship of the English-speaking peoples. We thank all applicants for the time they devoted to making submissions for the award rounds that closed during March 2021.

Major Project Grant

The winner of the $10,000 grant is Dr David Martin Jones for a research project entitled Sin, Crime and Hate Speech. Click HERE to read more.

The runner-up (receiving a grant of $3,500) is the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network which aims to improve its digital advocacy via its website and the management of online events. Click HERE to read more.

The next round of the Major Project Grant closes on 15 March 2022. Click HERE for details.

Minor Project Grant

The winner is The Melbourne Scots. The grant of $2,000 will assist their publication of a revised edition of The Melbourne Scots Songbook. Click HERE to read more.

The next round of the Minor Project Grant closes on 31 July 2021. Click HERE for details.

We congratulate Dr Jones, the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network and The Melbourne Scots on their success in winning these ESU awards, and look forward to seeing the results of the activities that they will now undertake.


Recognising the strengths of two other ‘project grant’ applications, the ESU Council decided to sponsor two organisations for their forthcoming events.

Speech and Drama Teachers Association of Victoria: The ESU’s sponsorship of $1,730 will support the implementation costs and prizes for the Performance Festival in late August. Click HERE to read more.

C J Dennis Society: The ESU’s sponsorship of $3,000 will contribute to aspects of the Toolangi C J Dennis Poetry Festival & Poetry Competition. Click HERE to read more.

Both organisations are keen to re-launch their face-to-face festivals following the difficulties experienced last year because of Melbourne’s lockdowns. We wish them every success.

This page was posted on 25 May 2021.