Key Dates

2020
Monday 27 April Applications open
Monday 20 July, 9am Applications close
October 2020 Winners announced

Process and How to Apply

The application must be completed online through the online portal. The online application form may be saved for completion at a later date. The application must be accompanied by a short video.

Please create an account to commence your application.

Every application must be supported by an FPA member.

CHARITY/NOT-FOR-PROFIT (NFP)

Step 1. Endorsement by an FPA member
Identify and make contact with an FPA member who is willing to endorse your application for a grant. Your application must be endorsed by an FPA member.

Step 2. Online entry form
Create an account and select "Charity/NFP"

Complete the Charity/NFP application form, filling in the details of the FPA member including their email address.

The details provided in your application enable us to assess eligibility and to decide whether or not your funding request should be shortlisted. You should find it relatively quick and easy to complete.

Once you submit your finalised application, the online system will automatically send the FPA member an email with a Request to complete a 2020 Future2 Make the Difference! Grants Form. The email will contain a link to the online portal with log-in details. Once received, the FPA member must complete their section and submit by 9am, Monday 20 July.

Supporting documents
There will be a section where you can upload additional information (optional) and the video (compulsory) to support your application.

Criteria for the video:

  • Your grant application must be accompanied by a short video message.
  • There is no expectation that the production of the video will require any professional support or investment - rather, we are looking for short, engaging videos that will showcase your organisation's work. You can even film it on your Smartphone!
  • The video length should be between 30 and 90 seconds long and no bigger than 100mb.
  • If you are successful in receiving a grant, your video may be shown on Future2 channels including the website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the purpose of promoting Future2's Make the Difference! Grants.

Suggested format for the video message:

  • The video length should be between 30 and 90 seconds long and no bigger than 100mb
  • Introduce yourself and your organisation.
  • Tell us a little about your organisation.
  • Tell us how receiving a Make the Difference! grant will support the work that you do for your community.
  • Make a quick mention of the FPA member who supported your grant, if possible.

 

FPA MEMBER

Step 1. Consider local Charities/NFPs
If you know of or work with a local Charity/NFP that you would like to nominate for a 2020 Future2 Make the Difference! Grants, go ahead and nominate and help change the lives of young Australians who deserve a better future.

Step 2. Online entry form
Create an account
and select "I am an FPA Member"

Complete the FPA member section of the online form, filling in the details of the Charity/NFP including their email address.

The details provided in your section consists of advising what contact you have had with the applicant (if any) and why you believe the application deserves the support of Future2.

Once you submit your finalised nomination, the online system will automatically send the Charity/NFP an email with a Request to complete a 2020 Future2 Make the Difference! Grants. The email will contain a link to the online portal with log-in details. Once received, the Charity/NFP must complete their section and submit by 9am, Monday 20 July.

I have received an email with a “Request to complete a 2020 Future2 Make the Difference! Grants Form”
When you receive a request to complete a grants form, the email will contain a link to the online application portal log-in details and a password. You must complete your section of the form and submit by 9am, Monday 20 July.

Both sections of the form must be completed and submitted by 9am, Monday 20 July.

Should the application you endorse win one of the 2020 Future2 Grants, please note the grant payment will occur following a cheque presentation at an FPA event. This ensures that the work of the winning Charity/NFP has the opportunity to be profiled before the local FPA community - the members who generously donate to Future2.

 

Acknowledgement of receipt

Once the application form is succesfully submitted, both parties will receive an email notification advising of its completion.

Finding an FPA Member

If you are a Charity/NFP and you do not have an existing contact or relationship with an FPA member, all is not lost, you can still apply for a grant by approaching and arranging endorsement from an FPA member. You can identify FPA members in your area in two ways:

  1. Visit the FPA website's Find A Planner at www.fpa.com.au/find-a-planner and enter your postcode or suburb to locate a local planner.
  2. Call 02 9220 4523 or email info@future2foundation.com.au and ask to be put in touch with your local FPA Chapter.

Once you have identified an FPA member to endorse your grant application, the FPA member must:

  • be briefed about your organisation and the project for which funding is being sought
  • agree to complete a nomination form to support your application
  • complete their section of the online application by 9am, Monday 20 July.