Financial planners asked to nominate their local charities for 2020 Future2 Foundation grants

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Petra Chrucher

The Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has opened applications for its 2020 Make the Difference! Grants program that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Financial planners can contribute to Future2 by nominating their local charities for the annual grants program.

Future2 Chair Petra Churcher said the foundation has been running for 13 years and committed over $1.2 million in grants to grassroots programs supporting young Australians.

“It has been inspiring to hear stories about how our members have helped young people and their local communities with volunteer work and other support throughout the years,” she said.

Ms Churcher said the COVID-19 crisis is creating an even greater need for FPA members to support young Australians in their communities.

“This year we will be offering up to twenty grants valued at up to $10,000 each supporting programs and funding projects that contribute to skills training financial literacy, work experience, community service, mentoring and more for children at risk or suffering from hardship,” she said.

“Each contribution makes a difference to ensure young people around Australia lead productive, secure and happy lives.”

All applications must be endorsed by a financial planner who is a member of the FPA and applications must be completed online.

Applications are now open until 9am on Monday 20 July. Successful applications will be announced in October 2020.

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