THE media, marketing and advertising foundation UnLtd. (pronounced ‘unlimited’) has doubled the number of charity partners it’s supporting this year, today announcing 43 organisations that will receive support as part of the foundation’s mission to undo youth disadvantage in Australia.
Across the selected programs delivered by the 2015 youth charities, UnLtd.’s support will now directly impact the lives of over 91,000 young people.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be adding some of the most effective operators in the youth charity space to our portfolio of highly effective charity partners. We now have beneficiaries that work in every Australian state and territory and across every form of youth disadvantage,” said UnLtd. General Manager Carol Morris.
New charities that UnLtd. will be supporting in 2015 include: The Mirabel Foundation, Youth Futures WA, Hear For You, Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, The Lighthouse Foundation, the Tamworth Aboriginal Land Council, Child Wise and GIVIT Kids.
The foundation is now addressing unacceptable youth issues including children abandoned by addicted parents, Indigenous youth health, improving literacy for foster children, mental health awareness, counseling and mentoring for the highest risk young people, education on ethics, accommodation for homeless, accommodation and nutrition for teenage mums, bullying and transition programs for refugee children.
“After receiving a 400% increase in grant submissions this year and recognizing that over 82% of our industry wants to do more* – it’s clear that the youth NFP sector desperately needs UnLtd.’s support in 2015,” said Morris.
UnLtd. will support the 2015 organisations through cash grants to assist in funding their projects, corporate mentoring to help build a sustainable operation and build scale, volunteering and fundraising with aim of all support to empower the organisations to achieve their goals and progress towards self-sufficiency.
The 2015 UnLtd. Charity Partners (in no particular order) are:
Indigenous youth programs:
1. Red Dust Role Models
2. Whitelion (Bundji Bundji Tiddas Program)
3. Rare Earth Foundation
4. Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council
5. Desert Pea Media
Education and career development:
8. Sydney Story Factory
9. Berry Street
10. Primary Ethics
11. Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
13. Australian youth mentoring network
14. Daystar foundation
Accommodation, crisis care and essential needs:
15. The Lighthouse Foundation
16. Youth Futures WA
17. International Social Service Australia
18. Inspired Avenue
19. GIVIT Kids
20. Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide
21. Youth Off The Streets
22. Project 614 – The Salvation Army Health related support:
23. Heart Kids Australia
24. Jeenee Mobile (Youth supporting youth campaign)
25. Hear For You
26. Camp Quality
27. Radio Lollipop
28. Children’s Food education foundation
29. Sylvandale Foundation
Intensive therapy, mental health and 1:1 mentoring:
30. Big Brothers Big Sisters
31. The Pyjama Foundation
35. The Mirabel Foundation
36. The Reach Foundation
37. Musicians Making a Difference
38. The Bully Project (Documentary Australia Foundation)
39. Youth Focus WA
42. Life Changing Experiences Foundation
43. Youth Opportunities