On your bikes to create a brighter future
Cyclists in the financial planning community can now register online to join the 2014 Future2 Wheel Classic. Help us raise $100,000 to give kids in need a better future.
This year's event, the fifth, lays down a challenge to cycle from Melbourne to Adelaide (13-19 November), arriving in the SA capital on the eve of the FPA Professionals Congress.
The FPA is offering is a 10% discount on registration for the Congress to members who ride the Wheel Classic, and the potential of a 25% discount for higher fundraisers. Wheel Classic 'early bird' registration rates apply until 31 May. An official jersey and wind vest are supplied to all registered Wheel Classic riders.
Can't make it in November? The Virtual Wheel Classic is for cyclists who can't ride the Melbourne-Adelaide route but would like to combine their cycling with some fundraising. Join us virtually, and shadow the real thing!
Are you eligible
for a Future2 grant?
Future2's 2014 Make the Difference! grants are open to applications until 31 July.
Community not-for-profits and charities working to give a better future to young Australians who are living with disadvantage – including homelessness, addictions, social exclusion, poverty and disability – are invited to submit applications during this four month window. Future2 trustees have committed $70,000 to this year's grants. Applications may be made for a short term grant of up to $10,000 or for a multi-year grant of up to $30,000 over three years.
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.
The power of storytelling
Two Future2 grant recipients are among the 30 charities whose remarkable work is told through real-life, emotional stories in the Australian Charity Storybook, published in November by the Not for Profit Foundation.
FRANS and Byron Community Centre have received multiple grants from Future2 to support their inspiring programs helping disadvantaged kids to a better future. FPA members heard Rostyn and Stephanie from Byron Community tell their stories at the FPA Congress this year. Tom and Tara also tugged our heartstrings at the FPA Conference in 2011. Now you can read their stories and be inspired all over again - just click the links above!
Cyclists in the financial planning community - and others who feel like a challenge in a good cause - can now register online to join the 2014 Future2 Wheel Classic. The Melbourne to Adelaide, 1050 km ride, aims to raise over $100,000 to help disadvantaged young Australians.
The 2014 Make the Difference! grants open to applications on 1 April and will be announced at the FPA Professionals Congress in November.
It takes guts to face an audience for the first time and tell your story. That's what Darcy and Heritage did last week - inspiring the students of Intake 25 at AMP Horizons Academy when they hosted a fundraising evening in support of Future2 at Strike Bowling in Chatswood.
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!
... supports those most in need
A new initiative to raise funds for the Future2 Foundation is designed to encourage donations without needing to ask for cold, hard cash. Shop for the Future is an online shopping portal for the financial planning community, where a percentage of each purchase, normally around 10%, is donated to Future2.
Go shopping now!