Future2 grants $823,000 for disadvantaged young Australians

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Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has awarded $133,000 in grants this year to community not-for-profit organisations with programs for socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians. Grants have been awarded to 14 charity organisations across Australia in regional and metro areas, each endorsed by a local FPA member. Future2 […]

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AMP University Challenge winners beat a record field

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A team of students from Griffith University has won the AMP University Challenge, beating the largest field in the competition’s history. Now in its seventh year, the AMP University Challenge is a national financial planning competition for tertiary students that aims to identify promising new talent and promote high standards  of education and professionalism among […]

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Bank’s progressive strategy recognised with top award for leadership in shared value for Australian communities

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Australia’s most trusted and fifth largest, full service retail bank, has been recognised for its unique approach to addressing societal issues as part of its core business strategy. The Bank was recognised by the Shared Value Project as the top Organisation to Lead Through Shared Value, with its Community Bank® model as the Bank’s flagship […]

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73% of Australians making a charitable donation

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You don’t have to be wealthy to be philanthropic. Many people give little or no money but rather volunteer their time and expertise in their local community or to a charity. What is Philanthropy? According to Philanthropy Australia, it is ‘the planned or structured giving of money, time, goods and services or other to improve […]

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Ethical Enterprise Award winner helps to alleviate poverty by funding local entrepreneurs

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Moral Fairground has awarded its fifth annual Ethical Enterprise Award to an organisation that helps to alleviate poverty by supporting local entrepreneurs in some of the hardest hit communities from Kenya to Bangladesh. The Ethical Enterprise Awards, sponsored by Australian Ethical, recognise enterprises in Australia that help make the world a fairer and more transparent […]

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Jump on board the Making Waves rally 2018

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After the successful inaugural “Making Waves Rally” held in March 2017, Sydney based disability charity, Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD), is delighted to announce details of the 2018 event, and encouraging businesses to jump on board and sponsor a yacht. To be held Friday 9 March, the 3-hour race will start from the Cruising Yacht Club […]

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$66 million distributed to NFP’s by Equity Trustees in FY17

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Leading specialist trustee company, Equity Trustees proudly facilitated the distribution of $66.5 million to the not-for-profit sector in the last financial year. Forty five percent of funding went to medical research and health initiatives, followed by nearly 14% directed towards projects and organisations supporting children and young people. Equity Trustees is very proud of the […]

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AMP launches industry leading mental health training

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AMP has launched an updated mental health training program for staff and AMP advisers, developed in conjunction with mental health research organisation the Black Dog Institute, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 October). The training module, originally developed for customer facing insurance staff, has been updated with improved tools and functionality and is […]

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Equity Trustees announces $3m over three years to new Medical and health partnership program

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Equity Trustees has directed the combined resources of 24 philanthropic trusts to a brand new Partnership Program which will inject more than $3m over three years to the Mater Foundation, Monash Partners and the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI). “We have heard from the not for profit sector the challenges they face […]

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Investors have the power to build gender diverse boards

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The 30% Club Australia, which is campaigning for 30% women on ASX 200 boards by the end of 2018, is calling for the investment community to engage on the issue of board diversity and to consider diversity when voting on the Report & Accounts and the appointment and re-election of board members. “This call comes […]

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