NSW and QLD not-for-profits receive ‘top up’ grants from Future2


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Future2 has awarded two grants of $5,000 to past grant recipients whose programs have demonstrated exceptionally sound results and a strong link with the financial planning profession.

The grants follow the award in late 2012 of five grants of $10,000 each within the 2012 Make the Difference! Grant program. The grant recipients were selected from 42 applications, each endorsed by a local financial planning professional.

The latest two grants go to:

Glendyne Education and Training Centre, QLD
Project: Glendyne Learning Support Program
Supported by: Shane Bradbury, Professional Investment Services

Byron Bay Community Association, NSW
Project: Community Table Café: a vision of hope and real opportunity, creating employment through mentoring
Supported by: Paul Murphy, AdvicePlus Financial Solutions

The 42 applications for 2012 grants included four from organizations who had been awarded grants in earlier rounds.  Recognising the value of sustained support for projects that are well-managed and highly effective, trustees agreed to commit $10,000 on top of the $50,000 awarded to new grant recipients late last year.

Byron Bay Community Association general manager Paul Spooner responded to the news of the $5,000 grant with the message: “This is such AWESOME news! I have just turned my computer on after getting back power and internet after being down for 2 days due to the severe weather on the North Coast. This is one of the first emails I have read … Thank you so much for having faith in the project, it has been great to be involved with the Foundation and look forward to continuing the relationship.”

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants are made to grassroots community organizations working to give a second chance and hope of a better future to young Australians who are socially or financially disadvantaged.  Each grant application is made with the support of a local financial advice professional who is a member of a professional body such as the Financial Planning Association or the Association of Financial Advisers.

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