Future2 Foundation calls on financial planners to nominate their local community cause for 2021 grants program

From

Julie Berry

The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for applications for its 2021 Make the Difference! Grants program, that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Financial planners have the opportunity to support a cause that is important to them in their local area by nominating their local charities for the annual grants program.

Future2 Chair, Julie Berry CFP® GAICD said: “This year we will be offering up to 15 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.

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

FPA Dante De Gori CFP® said: “This is a fantastic way for the financial planning community to come together to make a real difference to our local communities and to help young people across Australia.”

Since its foundation in 2007, Future2 has provided over $1,394,981 million in grants to grassroots organisations around Australia.

All applications must be endorsed by a financial planner who is a member of the FPA and applications must be completed online. The applications can cover any of the following areas:

  • Education, including skills training and leadership development
  • Engagement, including mentoring and juvenile justice programs
  • Employment, including work experience and job readiness training
  • Wellbeing, including remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence
  • Independent living and social inclusion.

Applications are now open until 5pm on Friday 30 July 2021. Successful applications will be announced in November 2021.“This is your chance to support your community and really make a difference,” concludes Ms Berry.

Learn more or nominate.

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