Marco Polo Project

Marco Polo Project is a small-scale charity established in 2013. Their main activity is registered as other education primarily serving migrants, refugees or asylum seekers.

* We ran a weekly Chinese-English collaborative translation MeetUp in Melbourne, and a Japanse English collaborative translation MeetUp in Japan. We also ran pop ups in Mexico. This assisted with language learning and building cross-cultural empathy as well as a sense of community among participants of different cultures. * We piloted and delivered three iterations of our program 'Design for Diversity' with groups of international students in higher education, in partnership with Study Melbourne. * We partnered with Insight Academy of entrepreneurship on program development and delivery, looking at the intersection of cultural difference, innovation and empathy. * We ran two events with Insight Academy celebrating entrepreneurship among culturally and gender-diverse communities. * We ran sessions for a pilot program exploring new models of intercultural / multilingual public conversations. * We ran a large-scale program with TAFE Victoria engaging international students with local businesses to support employability. * We did public speaking and consulting with partner education and community building organisations, across topics of cultural diversity, entrepreneurship, innovation, empathy and resilience.

Marco Polo Project

Who They Help

  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • General community in Australia



Total employee expenses: $14,822 (48% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $3,762.

Revenue vs Expenses

Marco Polo Project has seen an average annual growth of 102% in revenue versus a 75% p.a. increase in expenses. This can be a good sign of financial health.

Assets vs Liabilities

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Raphael Trantoul
Samuel Taylor
Julien Leyre
Dong Yan
Daniel Ednie-lockett

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status
Not endorsed.

Donations are not tax deductible.

Office Address
U 508 115 Swanston St
VIC 3000
Operating States
Operating Countries
Japan, Mexico
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

A company is a non-individual client type. Company is defined to include a body corporate and any other unincorporated association or body of persons but does not include a partnership or a non-entity joint venture.

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