Explore, Engage, Enable


Who we are

The NED Foundation is a non-profit organisation.
Our mission is to support social and community activists.

NED is established for the purposes of fostering social and personal evolutionary processes within Australia and the world.

We seek the emergence of an invigorated, unifying Australian ethos, and then beyond this we advocate an Australian role in helping humanity steer itself to secure a future on the Earth.

The Foundation's main action strategy is to use NED volunteers to assist and encourage individuals and groups to adopt the principles of 'involvement', and in each person's case to do this through a broad, species-nurturing, interpersonally developmental approach to how they tackle their particular specialised work role or field of interest.

The NED Foundation Supports Restorative Practice

Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim. The NED Board has an interest in encouraging and supporting the adoption of Restorative Justice practices in Australia. The founder of NED, Ned Iceton was instrumental in bringing the value of this work to the attention of the NED community.

Discovering the True Potential of Restorative Practices

Discovering Restorative’s True Potential

- Free Webinar with Terry O'Connell (Australia), Kerrie Sellen (Australia) and Paulo Moratelli (Brazil)

Terry O'Connell, Kerrie Sellen and Paulo Moratelli are offering a FREE webinar to talk about how Restorative Practice can be used to significantly improve your practice.

We are experienced restorative practitioners who over many years have learned how to use ‘restorative’ as a relational foundation for everything we do, both in our personal and professional lives.

Simply, we want to challenge you to reflect on your own practice, identify what Works, then discover the difference restorative practice can make in strengthening your practice by making it more explicit, intentional, consistent and impactful.

Introductory YouTube video to get some sense of the issues that will be covered in the webinar.

The (re-scheduled) webinar date will be (simultaneously):

  • 29 July 2020, 8pm, Brasilia / Brazil time;
  • 30 July 2020, 9am, Sydney / Australia time.

Register via the form here.

The 'Diálogos Transformativos' (Transformative Dialogues) channel on YouTube will be used for the webinar.

More information on the SDN Hub.

The NED Foundation promotes Restorative Practice initiatives.

The NED Foundation Supports The Social Developers' Network

What is The Social Developer's Network (SDN)?

The Social Developers' Network is a non-profit, free association of people with a commitment to personal and social development.
Social Developers meet at national and regional workshops, to contribute and share knowledge and experiences.
Between workshops Social Developers keep in touch in person, by phone and mail, and online.

In 1975 two long-standing friends, John Russell from Melbourne and Ned Iceton from Armidale organized a first workshop ...

The NED Foundation Supports Evolutionary Community-Focused Projects

If you have an idea that can contribute to our goals we would love to hear from you. Unlike the usual competitive process of most granting programs we offer to help you develop your project and will also support you in writing and submitting your application.

Community grants of up to $10,000 are currently available to small community based organisations or individuals who are interested in working with us on projects that build human potential, implement restorative practices and sustain our planet.

Transition Australia Convergence - A Project Supported by the NED Foundation

Transition Australia is hosting a convergence of transition towns and like-minded sustainability groups. This one-day workshop is designed to enable groups to share, build and energise each other for the journey to a more just and sustainable future. More details on the website.

NED has provided funding for this event.

Mandala Magic - A Project Supported by the NED Foundation

A project highlighting work with women who have experienced domestic violence.

In the 15 minute short film Mandala Magic we discover how colouring and conversation circles are helping many women recovering from the shock and trauma of domestic violence.

The development of the film was funded by NED projects.

The women are living in refuges and shelters, outreach programs and emergency motel accomodation and are at different stages of the healing journey ...

Milingimbi Womens’ Group - A Project Supported by the NED Foundation

NED Inc funded the Milingimbi Womens’ Group to organise a bicycle ride from Darwin to Alice Springs. Our funding provided tents, petrol money, food and some safety equipment. The aim of the ride was to build relationships between young men and elders and to develop confidence and self esteem in the group.

All reports indicated that the ride was very successful and its impacts are still being evaluated.

NED Project Grants