Ansvar Funds Awarded to Nine NFPs
Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 at 2:35 pm
Ansvar Insurance has announced the 2016 recipients of its annual Community Education Program (CEP) grants worth a total of $250,000.
Ansvar said its grants are provided to support sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, to promote ongoing education, skill training and programs that make a significant difference to their lives.
“The Ansvar CEP Grant program was launched in 1994 and to date has donated over $10 million to programs that fall into two categories – Empowerment and Education and Outreach and Support,” Ansvar CEO Warren Hutcheon said.
“We are very proud of our CEP Grant Program and inspired by the phenomenal work that this year’s nine recipients do to better the lives of Australia’s young people.
“Funding for Not for Profit rganisations becomes more and more of a challenge every year, and Ansvar looks forward to watching these amazing organisations make a positive impact in so many people’s lives.”
The nine 2016 Ansvar CEP Grant recipients are:
1. Australian Refugee Volunteers – ARV Camps Program
2. Courage to Care – The Classroom Project
3. Create Foundation – Create Your Future
4. Down Syndrome Victoria – Down Syndrome Inclusion Support Service
5. Goulburn Mulwaree Council – Be Seen Be Heard Youth Opportunities Program
6. St Vincent De Paul Society QLD – Buddies Days Program – Gympie
7. The Reach Foundation – Grounded
8. Top Blokes Foundation – Building Blokes 2.0
9. WA PYCY Albany – Albany PYCY – Strike II Drug Aware Youth Drop in Centre
Australian Refugee Volunteers Grants Manager, Kiri Libbesson, said the grant would allow ARV to continue to run its programs working with refugee and asylum seeker children living in Sydney.
“Our programs offer these refugee children the opportunity to engage with their peers and with our ARV volunteers while participating in both recreational and developmental activities. This Ansvar grant will allow ARV to provide higher quality activities and facilitators, ensuring that we can provide the best experience possible for the children,” Libbesson said.
Down Syndrome Victoria’s Executive Officer, Sue O’Riley said that the Ansvar grant would assist in improving the learning outcomes of over 70 students with Down Syndrome in Victoria.
“Down Syndrome Victoria will be able to employ additional education consultants with a focus on regional Victoria to ensure all students with Down Syndrome have equal access to the specialised services we offer,” O’Riley said.
The Reach Foundation General Manager of Development Brad Holland said the grants would make a significant difference for the young people who are supported on the Grounded Program.
“Grounded is designed for young people who are disengaged, involved in conflict or bullying, suffering poor self-esteem or considered ‘at-risk’ in their communities. This grant will enable The Reach Foundation to run a series of Grounded workshops for over 200 young people in 2016,” Holland said.