Future2 2017 Make the Difference! Grants

In 2017, Future2 awarded $133,000 in grants to community not-for-profit organisations with programs for socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians. There are 14 charity organisations across Australia who received grants, each endorsed by a local FPA member.

 

Awarded to SuburbStateEndorsed byAmount
Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc (Pegasus)HoltACTLisa Weissel CFP®$10,000
The Run Beyond ProjectPyrmontNSWDavid Hazlewood CFP®$10,000
Byron Youth ServicesByron BayNSWShane Hayes CFP®$5,000
Special Olympics Australia MackayMackayQLDBeverley Ferris CFP®$10,000
BestLife IncCoorparooQLDDavid Larman CFP®$10,000
Balkanu Cape York Development CorporationCairnsQLDIan Byrne CFP®$10,000
EBL Disability ServicesMawson LakesSATracey Edwards CFP®$10,000
Junction AustraliaParksideSANatalie Bordun CFP®$10,000
Teen Challenge TasmaniaLauncestonTASWayne Fenton AFP®$10,000
Beacon FoundationHobartTASTodd Kennedy CFP®$10,000
Conscious Creative LimitedFitzroyVICJulian Place CFP®$10,000
Kids off the KerbThomastownVICTroy Rosenlis AFP®$8,000
Short Term Accommodation for Youth (STAY)GeraldtonWALisa Farnell CFP®$10,000
Lamp IncBusseltonWAPeter Farrar CFP®$10,000

Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc (Pegasus)

Riding for the Disabled of the ACT (Pegasus) exists to provide horse facilitated programs aimed at developing abilities for people with a disability. For people with disabilities who suffer from low self-esteem, poor self-confidence and issues with interpersonal skills, Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) has shown to be effective in developing these skills and attributes. EFL is a rapidly developing therapy which, through a series of specially designed activities, develops participants’ problem solving skills, improves self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

Application supported by Lisa Weissel CFP®

The Run Beyond Project

Byron Youth Service creates, supports and leads community action for young people. Its I$-Smart Youth program seeks to provide financial literacy to high school students around topics such as ‘how to do taxes’, ‘how to budget’ and other financial literacy subjects missing from school curriculums. The program provides workbooks, receipt holders and calculators to encourage students to maintain their learning well beyond the time of the course.

Application supported by Shane Hayes CFP®

Byron Youth Services

Byron Youth Service creates, supports and leads community action for young people. Its I$-Smart Youth program seeks to provide financial literacy to high school students around topics such as ‘how to do taxes’, ‘how to budget’ and other financial literacy subjects missing from school curriculums. The program provides workbooks, receipt holders and calculators to encourage students to maintain their learning well beyond the time of the course.

Application supported by Shane Hayes CFP®

Special Olympics Australia

Special Olympics Australia has launched a program for youths aged 18-25 to encourage athletes of all abilities to participate in sport. These athletes have an intellectual disability and the competitions are structured so athletes compete with other athletes of similar abilities. Special Olympics transforms lives through sport and whether it is to win medals, form a social network or achieve their personal best. The funding will go towards travelling jackets for the team which is for safety and security for the athletes and a reassurance for the volunteers and coaches.

Application supported by Beverley Ferris CFP®

BestLife

BestLife is an early intervention response for families and individuals to provide support for young people with intellectual and/or physical disability who are socially isolated, to enable them to become young adults living in the community with people they like, doing things that matter. A completely unique approach to helping people living with disability, the BestLife vision is to ensure young people (regardless of ability) and their families have the opportunity to enjoy a better and brighter future.

Application supported by David Larman CFP®

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation assists indigenous individuals and communities to achieve self-determination through their programs. The Youth Empowerment Employment Program targets young indigenous Australians, particularly those with disadvantaged backgrounds, by giving them encouragement and inspiration to lead productive, secure and happy lives for themselves and their families.

Application supported by Ian Byrne CFP®

EBL Disability Services

EBL Disability Services helps those with intellectual disabilities to live meaningful lives. The My Voice Matters project is to assist young people coming through both the respite program and those residing in the supported accommodation service. The funding will be used for the purchase and roll out of the Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) that will allow EBL to further develop, educate and improve the quality of life for these people living with disabilities.

Application supported by Tracey Edwards CFP®

Junction Australia

Junction Australia offers a service called The Outer Southern Youth Homelessness Service (OSYHS). This service aims to assist young people in their transition to independent living through support and increasing access to other housing options. As part of this service, Junction Australia would like to offer young people who are in this program access to free driving lessons (if they do not already have a drivers licence) as part of the support to independent living.

Application supported by Natalie Bordun CFP®

Teen Challenge, Launceston

The Connections Mentoring Program, run by Teen Challenge, is a prevention and early intervention program that matches volunteer adult mentors with at-risk young people. The program assists young people and their families who may be struggling with their physical or mental health, socially or educationally. The program benefits include an increase in emotional resilience and a better ability to adapt to stressful situations, as well as improved social and educational outcomes.

Application supported by Wayne Fenton AFP®

Beacon Foundation

Beacon Foundation supports disadvantaged young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. The Work Readiness for Young Tasmanians program aims to provide young people with meaningful post-school pathways and connect them with potential employers. The funding will be used to give selected students the opportunity to undertake subjects related to careers in the financial sector. Mentors will be engaged in the program to assist and work with participants.

Application supported by Todd Kennedy CFP®

Conscious Creative

Conscious Creative has established HoMie, Australia’s first ever retail training and employment program for young homeless Melburnians aged 18-25. HoMie clothes, trains and employs people who are experiencing homelessness. Clothes are distributed to the homeless community during monthly VIP Shopping Days, where those affected by homelessness are invited to shop for free.
Application supported by Julian Place CFP®

*trading as Homeless of Melbourne – HoMie Street Store

Kids off the Kerb

Kids off the Kerb assists disadvantaged and at-risk young people to help them reach their potential. It offers projects using environmental and recycling platforms to create sustainable education, training and employment opportunities for young people. These projects provide young people with work experience and training opportunities, as well a pathway into paid work. Kids off the Kerb is seeking to launch a new project, Flipin-it, that will expand its recycling program by selling refurbished and recycled goods online and at an onsite shop run by young people.

Application supported by Troy Rosenlis AFP®

Short Term Accommodation for Youth (STAY)

STAY is a supported youth accommodation service for vulnerable young people. The STAY Driving Program is aimed at supporting young people at risk to achieve their drivers licence. Most of the young people targeted are already driving without a licence and pose a risk to themselves and the community. Through the program, they are supported to achieve up to 12 lessons with a professional driving instructor, as well as supported driving hours provided by qualified STAY youth workers.

Application supported by Lisa Farnell CFP®

Lamp Inc, West Busselton

Lamp provides mental health community support to assist in the social well-being, dignity and personal independence of adults and young people experiencing mental illness. Its Room 226 Youth Support Program is designed to support young people and their families who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, social isolation, family conflict and suicidal ideation. The proposed project “Backyard Blokes” has been designed to further expand opportunities to work with young men at risk of self-harm and social isolation through peer connection, building of individual resilience and personal coping skills to reduce and address suicide in rural youth.

Application supported by Peter Farrar CFP®