Future2 announces $50,000 of new grants


Future2 has announced the recipients of five grants totaling $50,000, giving vital support to grassroots projects working to transform the lives of disadvantaged young Australians who are at risk.

The grant recipients were selected from 42 applications, each endorsed by a local financial planning professional, and will receive $10,000 each.

BackTrack Youth Works, Armidale, NSW
Project: BackTrack AgLads, an education and employment program
Supported by: Matthew Meehan, AGBIS Pty Ltd

Bridge Builders Ltd Youth Organisation, Lilydale, VIC
Project: Bridging the Gap, a leadership and engagement program
Supported by: David Dyson CFP, Financial Life Balance

Save the Children Australia, East Melbourne, VIC
Project: Transition from Detention at Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre NSW, a program for at-risk youth
Supported by: Anne Graham CFP, McPhail HLG Financial Planning

Southern Youth & Family Services Association, Wollongong, NSW
Project: New Education, Training, Work Opportunities Resource (NETWORK), an engagement program
Supported by: Ray Griffin, Baiocchi Griffin Private Wealth Pty Ltd

Youth Opportunities Association, Somerton Park, SA
Project, Personal Leadership Program, to encourage leadership and engagement
Supported by: Adrian Zoppa CFP, Hood Sweeney Pty Ltd 2

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants are made to grassroots community projects working to better the opportunities and lives of young people who are disadvantaged and disengaged. Every application requires the support – and preferably the active involvement – of a financial advice professional who is a member of a professional body, such as the Financial Planning Association and the Association of Financial Advisers.

“Each year the task facing the Grants Committee and, ultimately, the trustees, gets more challenging as the number of applications increases and they demonstrably fulfill our objective to give young people a second chance at a better future”, said Future2 Chair and Grants Committee member Steve Helmich.

“The trustees applaud the work of all the applicants and thank those financial planners who supported their applications.

“Our final selection gave consideration both to the potential of the project to touch positively the lives of disadvantaged young people and to the impact that our grant might have on its development and successful execution”, Mr Helmich added.

Watch our films showcasing past grant recipients at www.future2foundation.org.au/Grants/Grantfilms

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