Future2 Make the Difference Grants

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.



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.



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).



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 to Suburb State Endorsed by Amount
Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc (Pegasus) Holt ACT Lisa Weissel CFP® $10,000
The Run Beyond Project Pyrmont NSW David Hazlewood CFP® $10,000
Byron Youth Services Byron Bay NSW Shane Hayes CFP® $10,000
Special Olympics Australia Mackay Mackay QLD Beverley Ferris CFP® $5,000
BestLife Inc Coorparoo QLD David Larman CFP® $10,000
Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation Cairns QLD Ian Byrne CFP® $10,000
EBL Disability Services Mawson Lakes SA Tracey Edwards CFP® $10,000
Junction Australia Parkside SA Natalie Bordun CFP® $10,000
Teen Challenge Tasmania Launceston TAS Wayne Fenton AFP® $10,000
Beacon Foundation Hobart TAS Todd Kennedy CFP® $10,000
Conscious Creative Limited Fitzroy VIC Julian Place CFP® $10,000
Kids off the Kerb Thomastown VIC Troy Rosenlis AFP® $8,000
Short Term Accommodation for Youth (STAY) Geraldton WA Lisa Farnell CFP® $10,000
Lamp Inc Busselton WA Peter Farrar CFP® $10,000


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