Foyer Foundation is delighted to announce a landmark sponsorship agreement with AFG as their Principal Partner.
A key component of the support will be the creation of the ‘AFG Independence Fund’, a series of grants accessible to all of Foyer’s young people tailored to contribute to their education, well-being and employment support pathways.
The independence fund will remove barriers that often challenge our young people when striving for future goals, creating more opportunities for our young people, allowing them a chance to thrive.
AFG CEO David Bailey and Foyer Foundation board member Michelle Hoad, Managing Director of North Metropolitan TAFE, launched the national partnership at the largest Foyer in the world, Foyer Oxford in Leederville, Western Australia earlier this week.
AFG CEO David Bailey said: “The social crisis of homelessness is a whole of community problem. AFG is taking the step today to help play our part in addressing that problem”
“As one of the country’s largest networks of mortgage brokers we see firsthand the importance of a place to call home. Foyer Foundation is an organization that has a globally proven model that works to address the issue among young people, one of the hardest hit parts of our community when faced with homelessness.
“By partnering with Foyer Foundation, we are supporting a program that helps young people into a stable and secure home from which they can find their feet and take their place in the community.”
“At AFG we work to support our brokers to build their success. We call it ‘brokering a better future’. By helping Foyer Foundation to wrap the support needed around these young people, we hope to play a part in helping them build a better future also.”
Katie Hooper, Foyer Foundation CEO was unable to join David and Michelle at the launch but said from her hometown of locked-down Melbourne: “This incredible support and funding from AFG including the creation of an Independence Fund will be a game changer for some our young people needing to access extra resources and support to help them achieve their goals, often after a turbulent period in their lives.”
“Approx. 50% of our Foyer residents come from situations of family violence or family breakdown and often they cannot access the resources required to help them stay in study or maintain a stable income, putting them at risk of homelessness.”
“We are excited about working with the AFG team and can’t wait to get started!”
Katie Hooper CEO