Youth are tomorrow’s community

Encouraging philanthropy that benefits the young people of Buderim is one of the core objectives of the Buderim Foundation. Our ability to deliver on this goal started in 2008 when we were offered up to $20,000 for youth projects by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) on the condition that we matched the offer dollar for dollar. The Buderim community rose to the challenge and eight generous Buderim philanthropists provided the necessary matching funds.

The Youth in Philanthropy Project (YIPP) was born – the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast.
A second major youth venture, the Schools in Philanthropy Project (SIPP) was established in 2014 and in 2016 the Foundation established a Youth Sub-fund.

The development of YIPP and SIPP led the Board to a better understanding of the not-for-profit youth organisations already active on the Sunshine Coast. It was decided that, rather than reinventing the wheel, the most effective role for the Foundation was to work with the already established local organisations.

Snapshot of Youth Grant recipients

Buderim Girl Guides Support Group – $2,755
Buderim Kindy & Preschool Assn. – $4,000
Buderim Lions Club – $2,200
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $12,628 (5 grants)
Buderim Rebels Hockey Club – $2,993
Buderim Scout Group – $10,160 (2 grants)
Fusion Sunshine Coast – $18,529
Hear and Say – $5,500
IFYS Inc. – $8,898
SunnyKids – $4,800
Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership (SCYP) – $6,000
Sustainable Partnerships Australia Limited (previously SCYP) – $26,732
Youth Insearch Foundation – $10,000

Specific fund focused on supporting the youth of Buderim.

Foundation supporters have often said they would like to focus more on the younger members of our community and so the Foundation Board has established a Youth Sub-Fund.

So what is a sub-fund?

It is a fund that allows donors to direct the earnings from their donation or bequest to a specific area of interest – in this case to youth activity. The concept is well established with the existence of a BWMCA Sub-Fund which supports BWMCA community activities.

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
  Youth activities

Grant for SunnyKids Mentoring in Sport Program.

Buderim Foundation grant for SunnyKids Mentoring in Sport Program

Check out the results of just one of the Buderim Foundation grants from last year, with SunnyKids providing a Mentoring through Sport Program with Awesome Wilson Boxing at Buderim Mountain State School. #philanthrophy #Buderim #SunshineCoast #grants #community

Posted by Buderim Foundation on Thursday, 23 March 2017