The Findex Community Fund has selected the first six charities across Australia and New Zealand to receive support.
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — 7th February 2018 — Findex is proud to announce the launch of the Findex Community Fund — a brand new charity initiative founded to support programs focusing on Health, Education and Entrepreneurship. Findex and its subsidiaries have committed to a multi-year program to support organisations across Australia and New Zealand, demonstrating a long-term commitment to local community initiatives.
As part of the official launch, the Findex Community Fund has announced partnerships with six charitable organisations. Each charity provides support for programs and initiatives within the guidelines of the Findex Community Fund mission statement, all meeting a rigorous selection criteria.
- Yalari — a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.
- Beacon Foundation — helping young Australians successfully transition into meaningful employment, working to end youth unemployment across the country.
- Royal Far West — a 94-year old not-for-profit improving the lives of children and young people who live in rural and remote areas.
- Kids Can — Helps Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school. KidsCan believe that education equals opportunity, and all children, regardless of their social economic background should have an equal chance.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities — An organisation that helps create and support programs that strengthen Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys, ensuring they are better placed to cope and help their children heal.
- Outward Bound — A non-profit organisation driven to help people of all ages grow into better leaders to create better communities through experiencing the great outdoors.
Speaking about the official launch of the Findex Community Fund, Matt Games, Chief Financial Officer at Findex and FCF Director said: “Today is something I personally have been looking forward to for a long time. It is a great day for the Findex team, an opportunity to showcase the dedicated work of the company to support and improve the lives of those around us — a passion we all share. I look forward to working closely with our new charity partners across Australia and New Zealand long into the future.”
The FCF will be announcing further partnerships with organisations over the next few months. For more information on the Findex Community Fund, visit https://www.findex.com.au/community-fund/.
Yalari founder Waverley Stanley said: “We are honoured that Findex has chosen to support Yalari and Indigenous education through the launch of their Community Fund. Contributions from the Fund will help create opportunities for Indigenous children to receive a quality education; to dream big, achieve and make a positive difference in their communities. Thank you to the team at Findex for sharing in the vision of empowering Indigenous young people with unlimited possibilities”
Beacon Foundation CEO, Scott Harris: “Beacon Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the Findex Community Fund to offer our work readiness programs to more young people across the country. The funding will enable the delivery of 16 High Impact Programs. During these powerful one day workshops, young people are equipped with careers guidance; made aware of employability and 21st century skills, develop professional etiquette and are given the chance to engage directly with business and industry professionals.”
Royal Far West CEO, Lindsay Cane: We are delighted to be selected as an inaugural charity partner of the Findex Community Fund. Their support will bring country children with complex health needs to our specialist Paediatric Developmental Program – a unique therapy and support program that addresses the inequities in health for country children, and gives them the opportunity to thrive.”
Kids Can CEO, Julie Chapman: “We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from all our partners and are very excited to have been chosen as a recipient charity partner for the Findex Community Fund. This level of funding will enable us to support even more children living in hardship, helping provide these children with food at school, a raincoat, shoes and socks, and health and hygiene items.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities CEO, Wayne Howett: “We are incredibly excited about Findex’s support for RMHC New Zealand. It will go a long way to providing free accommodation and support to families when their child is in a hospital away from home. We look forward to working with them,”
Outward Bound CEO, Victor Klap: “We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from all our partners and are very excited to have been chosen as a recipient charity partner for the Findex Community Fund. This level of funding will enable us to support even more children living in hardship, helping provide these children with food at school, a raincoat, shoes and socks, and health and hygiene items.”