Future2 2016 Make the Difference! Grants

Future2, has awarded over $147,000 in grants this year to community not-for-profit organisations with programs for socially and financially disadvantaged young Australians. Out of the $147,000 awarded in grants, $70,000 was for new single year grants of $10,000, with the remainder being a continuation of multi-year grants over three years.

The seven new Make The Difference! Grant recipients of $10,000 were announced at the FPA Professionals Congress in Perth.


Awarded toProgramEndorsed byAmount
Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc (SA)MYSA's 'Little Miss Fix It' ProgramYee-Wah Hooi-Duran CFP®$10,000
Kimberley Group Training (WA)KGT Hospitality ProgramColleen Walter CFP®$10,000
West Moonah Community House (TAS)L1 License TrainingJames McCulloch CFP®$10,000
EACH - Headspace (NSW)Holyoake Drumbeat ProgramWarrick Affleck CFP®$10,000
BestLife Inc (QLD)BestLife SleepoversDavid Larman CFP®$10,000
The Carevan Foundation (NSW)Kids Cooking and CaringNeil Evans CFP®$10,000
Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation (WA)East Kimberley Kids Media ParticipationJulie Matheson CFP®$10,000

Multicultural Youth South Australia Inc, Adelaide SA

The MYSA ‘Little Miss Fix it’ program targets young women aged 12-25 years, from multi-cultural backgrounds, to improve their independent living skills and ultimately their future education and employment outcomes. The focus of the program is on building skills and knowledge, as it is more often than not held by men and aims to reduce reliance on male partners and/or family members.

Application supported by Yee-Wah Hooi-Duran CFP®

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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®

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Kimberley Group Training, Kununurra, WA

The KGT Hospitality pre-employment program is focused on equipping the most disadvantaged youths in the Kimberley region with the necessary employment and life skills they need to join mainstream employment. Guaranteed jobs are made available during the program and upon graduation.

Application supported by Colleen Walter CFP®

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The Carevan Foundation, Albury, NSW

The Kids cooking and caring program has provided in excess of 50,000 meals since 2009. Carevan works with year nine students in local secondary schools who plan, develop and cook meals for less fortunate children in their community. Carevan provides a safe and friendly environment where children receive a wholesome meal and they can be themselves without the distraction of issues at home.

Application supported by Neil Evans CFP®

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West Moonah Community House, West Moonah, TAS

The L1 Licence Training Program provides a practical way to improve the employment prospects of young adults with low literacy skills, as well as those from non-English speaking backgrounds living in Tasmania. It teaches and encourages safe and responsible use of our roads with the goal of reducing the number of juvenile and adult offences connected with unlicensed driving.

Application supported by James McCulloch CFP®

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Warringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation, Kununurra, WA

East Kimberley Kids Media Participation program has been developed to be a voice for school children living in a dysfunctional environment where suicide, family violence, drug and substance abuse are prevalent and affecting school attendance. The grant will be used to write and consolidate the program as a tool to encourage children to go to school.

Application supported by Julie Matheson CFP®

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EACH – Headspace, Port Macquarie, NSW

The Holyoake Drumbeat program is an evidence-based music program which draws from the Aboriginal culture and aims to build resilience through rhythm. It focuses on different relationship themes such as peer pressure and low self-esteem.

Application supported by Warrick Affleck CFP®

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