It’s time for a specific fund focused on supporting the youth of Buderim.
The concept of Buderim Foundation’s sub-funds is well established with the existing BWMCA Sub-Fund which supports the BWMCA community activities. The Foundation Board has agreed that a Youth Sub-Fund will be the next one. This will give the Foundation’s youth program a more secure future.
Foundation supporters have often said they would like to focus some of the Foundation’s support on the younger members of our community. Over recent years the Foundation has provided around $70,000 in its Youth in Philanthropy Projects (YIPP) and Community grants specifically for youth oriented projects, not to mention the more than $100,000 channelled into the school community in the form of School vouchers.
So what is a sub-fund? It is a fund that allows donors to express a wish that the earnings from their donation or bequest will be used specifically to support youth in our community.
As youth is a large and growing segment of our community, their special needs will only grow in the future. At a recent Sunshine Coast youth summit and at a Generation Innovation Future Visioning forum, younger members of community have expressed specific concerns and challenges, some of which include:
• Employment opportunities
• Drug and alcohol free recreational opportunities
• Development of practical life skills
• Limited activities for young people
If this is a concept that interests you, or you would like more information, please contact Heinz Seeberg, Chair of the Buderim Foundation’s Youth Committee.
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