Grants of $117,000 awarded
At the Future2 Gala Dinner on 19 November, Future2 announced its largest award of grants to date. In addition to the $40,000 committed to the four multi-year recipients announced in 2014, $77,000 was granted to eight community not-for-profits around Australia. Each application had the backing of a FPA member.
Future2 expects to open the 2016 Make the Difference! grants to applications in early April. Charities and not-for-profit organisations with programs to support disadvantaged young Australians are eligible to apply. Each application must have the support of a local member of the Financial Planning Association.
|AWARDED TO||STATE/TERRITORY||ENDORSED BY||AMOUNT|
|Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau||NSW||Ian Clark CFP®||$10,000|
|BackTrack Youth Works||NSW||Matt Meehan CFP®||$10,000*|
|Bridge Builders Youth Organisation||VIC||Craig Ralph CFP®||$10,000*|
|The Esther Foundation||WA||Randall Stout CFP®||$10,000**|
|Launceston City Mission||TAS||David Gibson CFP®||$10,000**|
|National Joblink||QLD||Danny Maher CFP®||$9,000|
|National Joblink||NT||Susie Erratt CFP®||$10,000|
|Palngun Wurnangat Association||NT||Kathy Havers CFP®||$10,000*|
|Women’s Health and Family Services||WA||Kelly-Louise Pillay CFP®||$10,000*|
|Youth Connect||VIC||Hari Maragos CFP®||$8,000|
|Youth Futures||WA||Antony Black AFP®||$10,000**|
|Youth Opportunities||SA||Eddie Bell AFP®||$10,000**|
*2nd year of $30,000 grant 2014-16
**lst year of $30,000 grant 2015-17
Wheel Classic 2015
Thank you to our cycling
heroes and supporters!
The sixth annual Future2 Wheel Classic completed a 1,100 km cycle ride from Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, arriving in Brisbane on 18 November, to a welcome at the FPA Professionals Congress. Fundraising topped $128,500, well in excess of the $100,000 target. The 2015 Wheel Classic was proudly supported by AMP (Gold Partner), the Financial Planning Association and Matrix Planning Solutions(Silver Partners).
In November 2016 the Wheel Classic will be in Western Australia. Watch out for details in February. Meanwhile, send your expression of interest to and we'll keep you informed.
2015 - a turning point
An increase in grants awarded, higher fundraising income and the growing support of the financial planning community. These developments made 2015 a turning point, says Future2 Chair Steve Helmich in the foundation's 2015 Annual Review.
"In my mind, we turned the corner from infancy to early adulthood", he says. He notes that members of the Financial Planning Association have endorsed more grant applications than ever, have taken a key role in reviewing grant applications; increased their contribution to fundraising and their involvement in the Future2's governance.
After six years at the helm, Steve announced his retirement from the Future2 Board. "My heart will remain with Future2, and my conviction that Future2 will continue to foster widespread respect and trust in the financial advice profession."
In Darwin last week a cheque for $10,000 was presented to National Joblink for Next Step, a program to develop the skills and knowledge of 18-25 year olds who are in alcohol and drug remedial programs at Banyan House, Darwin.
Future2 has appointed Matthew Rowe CFP (pictured) as Chair of the Board and added three new directors/trustees, effective 1 January 2016.
Making a real difference
Take a couple of minutes to hear from Future2 grant recipients and some of the financial planners who are contributing to better lives for young Australians in need.