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AMP Future2 Wheel Classic 2012
Months of training and preparation culminated on the steps of State Parliament House in Melbourne on 23 September. Nineteen cyclists – of the 40 who participated in the AMP Future2 Wheel Classic this year – arrived at the end of a challenging 1200 km ride from Sydney to a joyful welcome from friends, family and well-wishers. As well as fulfilling a personal challenge, the cyclists had the satisfaction of knowing that their efforts and the support of family, friends, colleagues and corporate sponsors had raised over $133,000!

To see a taste of life on the road, click here to see two short videos.

New grants coming next month
It’s been a tough job to filter the 2012 Make the Difference! Grant applications from 42 to 9 – but the Future2 Grants Committee has now done that and asked the shortlisted candidates to provide additional information that will help inform the selection of the grant recipients. Future2 trustees will make the final decision at the end of October and we look forward to announcing the 2012 grant recipients in the first half of November.

Among the applications this year were four from existing grant recipients, who have applied for additional funding for an established project or to support a new initiative. These have been put aside pending trustees’ consideration of the financial position – with the possibility of additional grants being announced at a later date.

Matrix Planning Solutions & Pathway to showcase Future2
Getting the word out to financial advice professionals about Future2 and our vision to be the heart of the profession is an on-going challenge. We are making headway and the help of licensees like Matrix Planning Solutions and Pathway is invaluable. Matrix has offered Future2 a platform at its upcoming National Conference on 12 November and Pathway has invited Future2 to speak at professional development days in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

We’ll be highlighting our grants program, whose purpose is to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need it most – disadvantaged young Australians. Advisers will be encouraged to find local community organisations with eligible programs and support their grant applications. The 2013 grant round will open next April.

Now’s the time to order Christmas cards, hampers …
Each year Future2 joins forces with Charity Greetings Cards to offer personalised Christmas cards and hampers in support of our fundraising. Order your cards (including eCards) and hampers and you’ll be helping disadvantaged young Australians through the Future2 grant program. Future2 receives 40c for every printed card you order, 20% of the price of e-cards and 10% of hamper costs. A 10% discount applies to card orders before 6 October, with an additional 5% discount for online orders.

Click here for more information.

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