Hope and freedom are central to human flourishing. Hope and freedom transform lives. Since we were founded in 1943 it has been the mission of the Institute of Public Affairs to be the voice for hope and freedom in the best country in the world.

If there is one group of people who must absolutely hear the message of hope and freedom it is young people. It is a message that sadly these days’ young people don’t hear often enough.

Project Hope is the ambition of the IPA to take the message of hope and freedom to every student at an Australian university. We will do this by having an IPA Campus Coordinator at every one of the country’s 40 universities by 2022.

Project Hope builds on the success of the IPA Campus Coordinator program that was established in 2015. There are now 14 IPA Campus Coordinators at 13 universities around the country, and they have reached 29,000 students through IPA events on campus and with digital content and materials the IPA has produced and distributed.

Our IPA Campus Coordinators are passionate about communicating the ideas of liberty, the principles of liberal democracy, freedom of speech, and the culture of Western Civilisation.

IPA Campus Coordinators fulfil the following responsibilities at their university:

  1. Undertake research on how to communicate the ideas of liberty to young people
  2. Build and support a community of students by being a focal point for freedom at the university
  3. Organise events, debates, discussions and guest speakers on campus
  4. Host regular meetings of the IPA Generation Liberty Book Club
  5. Mentor high school students

With your help, the IPA will ensure that thousands more students around Australia will hear about the ideas of freedom and how they transform lives.  Students will carry these ideas with them throughout their lives, they will ensure Australia’s freedom remains secure for generations to come.

We invite you to share in our vision for a free and prosperous future by becoming a member of Project Hope. With your support we can pass on the values of freedom to young Australians through our Campus Coordinator program.

Your gift to the Institute of Public Affairs will enable us to place a IPA Campus Coordinator at every Australian university and you will join a group of supporters making a contribution of $5,000 a year with a two-year commitment, totalling $10,000.

Each Campus Coordinator costs the Institute of Public Affairs $20,000 a year. This covers wages of $10,000 to work equitant to one day a week for the IPA and $10,000 to enable the Campus Coordinators to deliver our schedule of research, programs and activities.

In recognition of your generous support you will receive:

  • The knowledge you are changing the future of Australia and giving hope to the next generation
  • An exclusive invitation to the annual Project Hope Retreat and Annual Gala Dinner
  • Project Hope Yearbook
  • Project Hope Newsletter every six months
  • A personalised notebook and Project Hope desk calendar
  • Optional recognition in IPA Annual Report
  • An IPA Premier membership

Annual Project Hope membership fee (including GST) $500
Annual tax deductible donation to support IPA Research $4,500
Total annual contribution $5,000
Total commitment to Project Hope over two years $10,000


If you would like any further information on Project Hope please call our Project Hope Development Associate,
Peta Grandell on 03 9600 4744 or at [email protected]

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