Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, has announced that applications are now open for its very successful Community Education Program, which provides grants to organisations which support Australian youth through education and life skills programs.
Established in 1994, the grants are aimed at programs which target youths (under the age of 25) and fall under two categories – Empowerment and Education and Outreach and Support. Since that time, Ansvar has contributed to the lives of hundreds of young people.
“Our program grants have been helping organisations enrich the lives of young people, so they can develop their own lives, give back to their communities and share their skills and experiences with their peers,” said Andrew Moon, CEO, and Ansvar.
“We’re inspired by the programs we support and the role they play in their communities. We’ve provided support to initiatives ranging from sports programs which motivate youths to be active and improve their overall health and wellbeing, to those which give disadvantaged teenagers the chance to reach their potential.
Ansvar’s investment in programs since 1994, is more than $10 million.
“For Ansvar it’s about giving back to the community in ways that are meaningful and provide a positive impact to the lives of the next generation. It’s our opportunity to assist organisations focused on assisting others,” said Andrew.
In 2013, organisations such as DOXA Youth Foundation, Teen Challenge WA, Motivational Media and Open Family Australia, were amongst the 12 organisations awarded grants for their community programs.
Murray Wilson, the Chief Operating Officer at DOXA, believes the support received from Ansvar for the DOXA Cadetship Program is invaluable.
“Not only did they fund text books for every young person in our program they also had a hands on approach in directly supporting two of our cadets,” said Mr Wilson.
“The guidance provided to our cadets while on placement at Ansvar, will no doubt provide them with the experience to define their career and develop a skill set they will have with them throughout their professional lives. The growth we have seen already in our Ansvar cadets is a direct reflection of the energy and thoughtfulness of the Ansvar mentors and wider team”.
Applications have now opened on and close at 5.00pm on Friday 6 September. All applicants will be contacted in December, with successful applicants receiving grants in January 2014. To apply for one of the Community Education Program grants, or to find out more visit www.ansvar.com.au/cep/.
“If your organisation is running a youth program which is in need of assistance, we encourage you to look into our grants program and learn more about it,” Andrew said.
About the Community Education Program grant categories:
- Empowerment and Education: Programs which provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community.
- Outreach and Support Programs: Programs that support at risk youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training.