Australian Volunteer Support Trust meets to direct support to families of lost volunteer firefighters

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The Advisory Panel for the Australian Volunteer Support Trust (AVST) established in the wake of the summer bushfires to support the families of volunteers who die in the course of their duties will meet for the first time this Wednesday 1 July to ensure arrangements are in place to support the first beneficiaries of the […]

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Demand for mental health training increases as Australians adjust to the ‘new normal’

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SuperFriend, the national workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation, has seen increased demand for mental health and wellbeing training from Australian workplaces for their employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since social distancing measures were enforced in March, SuperFriend has seen a marked increase in demand for its support, delivering more than 80 mental health and […]

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TAL extends Royal Flying Doctor Service partnership to help support life-improving medical services during COVID-19 and beyond

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Leading Australian life insurer, TAL, has announced the extension of its partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for a further three years, continuing to provide financial support to help them deliver life-improving medical services and expertise to Australians when they need it most, during COVID-19 and beyond. TAL Chief Customer & Brand Officer, […]

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Corporations and investors must do more to combat racism

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Ending racism in America is a responsibility of corporations, and corporations must recognize that their current efforts to promote their core values, and diversity and inclusion programs, fall far short of what is needed today, according to Calvert Research and Management, part of Eaton Vance. “What good is it to live in a prosperous country […]

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AMP Foundation offers $2 million for non-profit COVID-19 recovery

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The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Boost will fund a range of initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, addressing a drop in volunteer numbers, providing new […]

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MetLife works with Foodbank Australia to provide over 186,000 meals to Australians

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MetLife Australia and the MetLife Foundation will be working with Australia’s largest provider of hunger relief, Foodbank Australia, to provide over 186,000 meals (or the equivalent of over 100,000kg of food) for Australians, starting from July 2020 through to summer 2021. Pre-COVID-19, Foodbank Australia worked with over 2,400 charities in every state and territory to […]

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Zurich Australia and OnePath Life support 20 charities with COVID-19 response funding

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Zurich Australia (Zurich) in cooperation with Zurich Insurance Group’s charitable foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) in Switzerland, has announced an immediate wave of community impact funding to support Australian and New Zealand charities in the wake of COVID-19. The emergency financial support equates to an additional $1.43 million, which is being allocated to 20 different […]

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Health and wellbeing tips while working from home

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is testing all of us in ways we’ve never faced before. Our day-to-day lives – the way we work, socialise, eat and exercise – our whole health from physical, mental and financial have all been affected. Financial advisers are needed more than ever as communities navigate the current circumstances […]

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

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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 […]

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Australian Ethical opens its Community Grants program, urges grassroots organisations and charities to apply

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Australian Ethical (ASX: AEF) has opened its Community Grants program for 2020 to help keep charities alive and fulfilling their missions at a time when COVID-19 presents a real threat to their existence. The grants program is a defining feature of Australian Ethical’s role as a leading purpose-driven organisation. Grants are allocated from the Australian […]

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