Young people living in Foyers can often come from challenging circumstances that directly impact their ability to maintain education and employment pathways, sometimes due to financial barriers.
The AFG Independence Fund has been established in partnership with the Foyer Foundation to provide small grants for young people residing in Foyers across Australia as an investment to assist them in achieving their independence goals.
The grants are tailored to contribute to their education, well-being and employment support pathways including the purchase of laptops, work tools, driving lessons, course fees, work uniforms and household goods for their transition to independence are examples of the support the fund offers.
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“The AFG Independence Fund helps to 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.”
David Bailey, CEO – AFG
“The AFG independence fund has supported over 30 students at the Broadmeadows Foyer. Some of the items students have been able to access with this funding have been school fees, text books, laptops, glasses, professional clothing and study furniture.
The students are always so thankful for this funding opportunity and have expressed how much this helps them to further their education and employment goals. This funding is so incredible and relieves so much anxiety for the students starting in their course or job.”
Sophie Dickson, Manager, Kangan Education First Youth Foyer Broadmeadows