Future2 grants make the difference
BackTrack Youth Works and SHINE for Kids programs are featured in recent news articles for the great work they are doing for young people who have lost their way in life.
On 25 February, online publication Mamamia Cares highlighted SHINE for Kids' Stand as One mentoring program for young offenders. Young men incarcerated at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Centre in Kariong NSW are being offered a second chance at life thanks to the program, which was developed with funding support from Future2. Read the article here
Under a new BackTrack program, 20 young people will be trained to assist at the New England Rural Fire Service airbase. To see news coverage from NBN News and Prime click here. In December, BackTrack featured on the front page of The Australian and was the cover story in the Weekend Australian magazine. Journalist Greg Bearup spent a week with the BackTrack lads. It's a must read! Click here
Future2 2015 Make the Difference! grants will open for applications in early April.
2014 grants announced
$70,000 in Future2's 2014 Make the Difference! grants was announced at the Future2 Gala Dinner on 20 November, at the FPA Professionals Congress in Adelaide.
'A watershed year'
Future2 Chair Steve Helmich believes that the decision to seek closer ties with the Financial Planning Association has been vindicated and is reaping real rewards. FPA members are now more engaged with their charitable foundation, he says in the Future2 Annual Review.
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You can make a real difference!
Our latest flyer tells the stories of Jack, Tom and Tara. They show you, better than we could ever do, why your support for Future2 is so important.
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Hearts and Heroes - on film
Through Future2 you can help us make a lasting difference in the lives of those disadvantaged young Australians who need our help. Watch our short films, and you'll see the living proof!
Armidale-based BackTrack Youth Works' Michelle Rottcher with young participants Ellie Frizell and Sophie Leggatt were in Tamworth Thursday 12 February to receive a $30,000 grant from Future2.
Future2's flagship fundraiser, the Future2 Wheel Classic, will take a 1,080 km route from Sydney to Brisbane between 10 and 18 November. The city-to-city cycling event, now in its sixth year, will arrive in Brisbane for the opening of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professionals Congress.
On 29 January Future2 ambassador David Dyson presented Bridge Builders Youth Organisation's Phil Stenhouse with a cheque for $10,000 - the first of three payments that make up the $30,000 Future2 Make the Difference! grant announced last year.
Explore our Giving Hub
A new Future2 GIVING HUB is designed to make online giving and fundraising simple and fun. The hub is a network of microsites that make it easy to create a fundraising events, raise funds to mark special occasions, create or support professional event fundraising, or participate in a challenge event.
The Hub builds on the existing Future2 fundraising site hosted by Everyday Hero, which has provided a successful platform for online donations and registrations for fundraising events, including the annual Future2 Wheel Classic.