Up to $10,000 is available from Future2 Make the Difference Grants to turn the lives of disadvantaged young people from adversity to opportunity.

Future2 Make the Difference Grants

Future2 Make the Difference Grants

Since 2007 Future2 has committed $823,000 in Grants to community not for profits. Through programs run by these organisations, we have helped to turn the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people from adversity to opportunity, from social exclusion to productive lives in the community.

All grants are made at the sole discretion of the Future2 Foundation, based on a thorough evaluation of individual applications, our determination of relative priorities, and the availability of funds. Future2 has the right not to award any specific grant for any reason, or for no apparent reason, no matter how deserving the proposed project may be or closely the requester has followed the guidelines and procedures.

 

Background

Future2 is the FPA’s charitable foundation. Their vision is to be the heart of the financial planning profession and they achieve that by reaching out to financial planning professionals, like you, who have the passion and commitment to help disadvantaged young Australians realise their potential.

Since 2007 when Future2 was established on the initiative of FPA members, $823,000 has been committed in grants to grassroots programs that transform the lives of young people who through no fault of their own, struggle to make a ‘go’ in life.

 

Funding

The Grants program is a national program issuing Grants up to $10,000.

 

Eligible Projects

Projects that Future2 will fund include:

  • Education, including skills training and leadership development
  • Engagement, including mentoring and juvenile justice programs
  • Employment, including work experience and job readiness training
  • Well-being, including remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence
  • Independent living, including addressing social exclusion and homelessness

 

Eligible Applicants

Eligible not-for-profits are:

  • Australian based not-for-profits assisting youth in need, aged between 12-25
  • Charities with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status
  • Registered charities
  • Not for profit organisations (NFPs)

Every application must be supported by a licensed financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

 

Timing

Applications close 27 July 2018.

 

Current Recipients

In 2017, Future2 awarded $133,000 in grants to community not-for-profit organisations with programs for socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians. There are 14 charity organisations across Australia who received grants, each endorsed by a local FPA member.

Awarded toSuburbStateEndorsed byAmount
Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc (Pegasus)HoltACTLisa Weissel CFP®$10,000
The Run Beyond ProjectPyrmontNSWDavid Hazlewood CFP®$10,000
Byron Youth ServicesByron BayNSWShane Hayes CFP®$10,000
Special Olympics Australia MackayMackayQLDBeverley Ferris CFP®$5,000
BestLife IncCoorparooQLDDavid Larman CFP®$10,000
Balkanu Cape York Development CorporationCairnsQLDIan Byrne CFP®$10,000
EBL Disability ServicesMawson LakesSATracey Edwards CFP®$10,000
Junction AustraliaParksideSANatalie Bordun CFP®$10,000
Teen Challenge TasmaniaLauncestonTASWayne Fenton AFP®$10,000
Beacon FoundationHobartTASTodd Kennedy CFP®$10,000
Conscious Creative LimitedFitzroyVICJulian Place CFP®$10,000
Kids off the KerbThomastownVICTroy Rosenlis AFP®$8,000
Short Term Accommodation for Youth (STAY)GeraldtonWALisa Farnell CFP®$10,000
Lamp IncBusseltonWAPeter Farrar CFP®$10,000

 

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