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Financial planners asked to nominate charities for 2019 Future2 Foundation grants

The Future2 Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), has opened applications for its 2019 Make the Difference! Grant program that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.

Financial planners from across Australia contribute to Future2 by nominating organisations for the annual grant program, making donations and getting involved in fundraising activities.  Since 2007, Future2 has committed over $1 million in grants to grassroots programs, funding projects that contribute to skills training, financial literacy, work experience, community service, mentoring and much more.

“The Future2 Foundation is all about making a meaningful difference to the lives of young Australians, who through circumstance, often at no fault of their own, are experiencing difficult times.  The struggle these children face each day is significant.  These young people are our future and we are committed to supporting them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives,” said Future2 Chair, Petra Churcher AFP®.

“Future2 reached the $1 million milestone last year by awarding $181,000 in new grants to 19 not-for-profit organisations, including three special grants to organisations focused on helping young people in drought affected rural areas. Through the generous support of FPA members, we hope to make even more of an impact in 2019,” added Ms Churcher.

The young people benefitting from Future2 grants include those who are outside mainstream education, living with intellectual or physical disability, fighting an addiction, living in dysfunctional families, in juvenile justice, or new migrants settling into their adopted homeland.

All applications must be endorsed by a financial planner who is a member of the FPA and applications must be completed online.

Nominations are open from Monday 13 May 2019 to 5pm on Friday 26 July 2019. Recipients will be announced in November 2019.

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