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Applications open for AFA Foundation Grants Program

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is seeking applications from its members to nominate a local charity to receive funding from its annual grant program.

Nominated charities must be registered as Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and applications will be assessed by the AFA Foundation Committee and the AFA Executive.

Last year the AFA Foundation Grants Program provided funding to nine charities across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, SA, WA and Queensland.

“We encourage our members to nominate a charity in their local community and have an impact at a grassroot level,” AFA CEO Philip Kewin said. “This is a rare opportunity for members of the AFA to make a meaningful difference to the funding of these worthy causes.”

AFA Foundation Chairman Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur says charities have seen demand for their services surge due to COVID-19, which has impacted employment, incomes, mental and physical health. At the same time, donations have contracted, and funding is harder for small charities to source.

“What better way could an AFA member serve their local community than spending a short amount of time completing an AFA Foundation Grant application form to potentially secure funds that will make a difference to local people?” she said.

The closing date for applications is April 30.

Click here to apply.