- Sir Rupert (Dick) Hamer AC KCMG (1916-2004): Soldier, lawyer, state premier, supporter of equal opportunity, the arts, the environment and an Australian republic.
- Alan Hamer (1917-2012): Rhodes Scholar, chemist, businessman.
- Alison Patrick (1921-2009): historian, academic, author.
Senator David Hamer (1926-2002): naval officer, federal MP, author, supporter of parliamentary reform.
The mission of the Hamer Family Sprout Fund is “to build communities inspired to take action for a sustainable future”.
The aim is to support projects and organisations that:
- Promote innovation in environmental education
- Facilitate engagement in environmental action
- Advocate for environmental sustainability
- Foster collaboration between young people engaged in environmental leadership
The Sprout Grants are provided as an incentive to new or established groups to develop initiatives that achieve this aim.