The Future2 Make the Difference! Grants now open to applications

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Five or more grants will go to community not-for-profits working to give a better future to young Australians struggling with the disadvantage of homelessness, addictions, social exclusion, disability or unemployment.

Each grant application must have the support of a financial advice professional. Community not-for-profits and charities seeking a Future2 grant must have their application supported by a member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) or Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Corinna Dieters, Chair of the Future2 Grants Committee, said she looks forward to many more financial advice professionals identifying projects that are helping disadvantaged young Australians towards more fulfilling lives. 

“Your support may result in a grant that will transform the circumstances of needy young people and put them on the road to happy, productive lives”, she said.

“By nature, financial planners want to help people towards better, more secure lives. As well as giving financial advice, many find enormous personal satisfaction and enrichment from their involvement with those in the community who are most in need,” Ms Dieters added.

Applications may be made until 31 July. Future2 will announce the new grants in October.

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants fund projects aimed at 15-25 year olds who may be financially disadvantaged, homeless, juvenile justice offenders, drug or alcohol dependent, disabled or Indigenous. Funded projects have been in the areas of financial literacy, skills training, work experience, community service and mentoring. Since Future2 was established in 2007, the foundation has granted over $250,000 to 22 organisations across Australia. 

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