Barry Wood Award


Barry Wood Memorial Social Justice Grant

This grant is made in memory of Barry Wood, an outstanding educator, unionist and social justice advocate, and is open to all IEU Victoria Tasmania members who have an interest in promoting social justice issues in their schools.

The award of $3000 will assist the recipient of the grant to undertake a project either as an individual, a member of a group, or school, in promoting social justice in education. The money can be used for costs associated with the nominated project such as fees, travel or leave if paid leave is not available.

Past nominations for this grant have included projects that were aimed at:

  • establishing a student-based social justice committee within a school
  • schools establishing links with overseas schools to support their development
  • development of a peace education program in the school
  • development of a student website focusing on social justice issues The selection committee will make a decision based upon the following factors:

The focus of the project should be of interest and relevance to IEU Victoria Tasmania members.

The applicants need to outline their long-standing commitment to social justice education issues.

The project should not only further the applicant’s own social justice aims, but should have the potential to be a resource with a wider application to the promotion of social justice education.


Applications should be addressed to:

The Selection Committee
Barry Wood Memorial Social Justice Grant
IEU Victoria Tasmania, PO Box 1320
South Melbourne 3205

or by email:


Applications must be received by Friday 3 November.


See also: Jan Bavinton Award