BackTrack in the news
It's been an exciting few weeks for Armidale-based BackTrack Youth Works, one of seven not-for-profits to receive a Future2 grant in 2014.
BackTrack offers a range of practical programs for young people who have lost their way. The great results they have delivered to over 500 young men in the last 8 years were profiled in The Australian Weekend last month. A new initiative with the Rural Fire Service was announced in early January.
Under the new program, 20 young people from BackTrack will be trained to assist at the New England Rural Fire Service airbase. To see news coverage from NBN News and Prime click here
On 13 December BackTrack featured on the front page of The Australian and was the cover story in the Weekend Australian magazine. Brilliant articles by Greg Bearup who spent a week with the BackTrack lads. It's a must read! Click here
Future2 is proud to be a supporter of BackTrack. A grant in 2012 to the BackTrack AgLads program was followed by a new grant of $30,000 to be made over three years, announced last November. Read more here
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!
Two CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) professionals will join the board of Future2, the foundation of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), from January 2015.
Kathy Havers of Catalyst Financial Group is the national winner of the 2014 Future2 Community Service of the Year Award; she also won the VIC State Award.
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.