Future2 Foundation increases grants to disadvantaged young Australians in 2020

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Julie Berry

The Future2 Foundation, the foundation of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has awarded $199,769 in new grants to 20 not-for-profit organisations in 2020, an increase of nearly 5 per cent over last year.

Future2 has now committed $1,394,981.00 in grants since its inception in 2007.

FPA members endorse every dollar awarded by the Future2 Foundation to the Future2 Make the Difference! grants program. Future2 actively supports projects that give hope to 12 to 25-year-old Australians around the country who are experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Future2 Chair Julie Berry CFP® GAICD said the work of charitable organisations right across Australia is recognised and supported by the Future2 Make the Difference! grants program.

“We are grateful for the generosity of FPA members and supporters of Future2 who commit their time and energy to help make a meaningful difference to their communities. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to boost grants from $191,212 last year to $199,769 in 2020,” Ms Berry said.

“2020 has been an extraordinary year, commencing with the devastating impact of the bushfires and the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our local communities and charity partners are experiencing unprecedented challenges.”

Projects funded this year range from support for young people living with physical disability, support for young people in remote locations to access education and employment opportunities by acquiring a driving license, as well as suicide prevention and resilience programs for at risk young people.

Next year’s grant applications open mid-2021.

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