On the road to raising $$$ for disadvantaged young Australians

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After months of training and weeks of fundraising, financial planners finally got on the road early Saturday with the Future2 Wheel Classic, the epic annual cycle ride organised by Future2, the Foundation of the Financial Planning Association. Setting out from Old Treasury Building in Melbourne, most of the cyclists were looking forward to nine days […]

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Financial planners with a heart – and strong legs!

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Future2 Wheel Classic, 5-13 October Future2’s annual cycling fundraising event takes to the road next month on a 1250 k route from Melbourne to Sydney.  When the Future2 Wheel Classic arrives in Sydney on 13 October, 5,000 km will have been covered in four Wheel Classics, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help disadvantaged young […]

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Advisers support the financially disadvantaged through smart shopping

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A new initiative to raise funds for the Future2 foundation is designed to encourage donations without needing to ask for cold, hard cash. Shop for the Future is an online shopping portal for the financial planning community, where a percentage of each purchase, normally around 10%, is donated to the Future2 foundation. “There are so many worthwhile […]

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Tax time isn’t the only time to give, says microfinance provider

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As the end of the financial year approaches, many of us are looking more closely than usual at our financial affairs, including tax deductible charitable donations.  But rather than focusing solely on one-off gifts, how many of us are thinking about aligning our personal values with our financial goals through structured philanthropy? This is the […]

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Future2 Wheel Classic fundraiser spawns a “Virtual” ride

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Cyclist registrations for the Future2 Virtual Wheel Classic are now open! When the 2013 Future2 Wheel Classic hits the Melbourne to Sydney road on 5 October, dozens of ‘virtual’ cyclists from the financial planning community may have covered the distance already –  cycling the 1250km in 10 weeks rather than 9 days. Future2, the foundation […]

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Future2 Make the Difference! Grant program

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Since May 2007 Future2 has made grants totalling some $250,000 to community charities and not-for-profit bodies working with disadvantaged young Australians. Future2’s grants focus on the under 25s who may be financially disadvantaged, homeless, juvenile justice offenders, drug or alcohol dependent, disabled or Indigenous. Grants are awarded to projects and programs in areas such as […]

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The Future2 Make the Difference! Grants now open to applications

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Five or more grants will go to community not-for-profits working to give a better future to young Australians struggling with the disadvantage of homelessness, addictions, social exclusion, disability or unemployment. Each grant application must have the support of a financial advice professional. Community not-for-profits and charities seeking a Future2 grant must have their application supported […]

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Future2 Make the Difference! Grant program

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Since May 2007 Future2 has made grants totalling some $250,000 to community charities and not-for-profit bodies working with disadvantaged young Australians. Future2’s grants focus on the under 25s who may be financially disadvantaged, homeless, juvenile justice offenders, drug or alcohol dependent, disabled or Indigenous. Grants are awarded to projects and programs in areas such as […]

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Financial services gets their motors running for charity

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Financial Services has generally gone through some tumultuous times post the GFC but the would be bikers in our industry are still getting into their leathers and raising money for kids’ charities in a motorcycle rally from Sydney through to the Snowy Mountains and the South Coast and back through Gundagai before heading back home […]

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Financial planners line up to cycle 1230 km for charity

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Online registration has opened for cyclists in the financial planning community who want to join the 2013 Future2 Wheel Classic. Their challenge is to help Future2 reach a $170,000 fundraising target set for this year’s event, a 1230km cycle marathon from Melbourne to Sydney. The 2013 Wheel Classic has attracted the support of AMP Financial Planning as […]

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