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Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $25,000 to Doncare’s “iMatter” Program which is responsible for teaching young people to have an active role in preventing violence and inequality in their communities.
The donation is part of Ansvar’s $250,000 national Community Education Program (CEP) grants to 10 not-for-profit organisations across Australia in 2018/19.
Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves said the Ansvar grant would help fund a program co-ordinator who is responsible for recruiting, training and supervising young volunteers aged 18-25 who take the anti-violence message into schools, and sporting and community groups.
“We believe the young people who participate in our workshops will play a significant role in shifting attitudes in our community – away from domestic violence and inequality, and towards healthy and respectful relationships,” Ms Stoves said.
Ansvar CEO Warren Hutcheon said: “We are very proud of our CEP Grant Program and inspired by the phenomenal work that this year’s ten recipients do to better the lives of Australia’s young people. Funding for non-profit organisations is 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.”
Every year Ansvar receives more than 250 applications for grants of up to $50,000. The money goes to organisations that provide education, skills training and other programs helping vulnerable youth.
A review panel assess applications in October each year.
Go to www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program/2018-2019-cep-grant-recipients for information about CEP.
Below is a Thank You video from Doncare’s CEO, Doreen Stoves.