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The Ready Foundation was established by AFL SportsReady and aims to assist in relieving poverty, suffering, distress or misfortune experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and other disadvantaged youth.


OUR STORY

There can be many reasons to start a charity, but for AFL SportsReady, ‘making a difference’ is at the top of the list.

Every day we see young trainees thrive, after being given a chance to create a better future. However, there is much work to be done in providing additional programs and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and disadvantaged young people.

The Ready Foundation, led by AFL SportsReady Chair and former Victorian Premier, the Honourable Steve Bracks AC, aims to assist in relieving poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune or helplessness experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and other disadvantaged youth.

We believe in a fair and united Australia, and The Ready Foundation is a demonstration of our commitment toward reducing disadvantage and achieving reconciliation.

The Ready Foundation will contribute to a better Australia by removing the barriers preventing these groups from accessing the education and employment that all young people deserve. This charity will continue to grow and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and disadvantaged youth, while also providing financial assistance to encourage participation in traineeships alongside other forms of education.

The Ready Foundation will help provide a brighter future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disadvantaged young people, through gaining new skills and improved self-confidence, while creating successful career pathways through education, employment and traineeships.

Together, we can make that difference.


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OUR PEOPLE

Our Board consists of successful business leaders and professionals who volunteer their time to oversee the governance and strategic direction of The Ready Foundation. The Ready Foundation Ltd has a Board of Directors, which consists of:

  • Justin Madden AM – Chair, AFL SportsReady
  • Marilyn Morgan - Director, Clontarf Foundation
  • James Montgomery – current CEO of AFL SportsReady, former Director of Sport and Recreation Victoria;
  • Lisa Hasker – General Manager, Community and Stakeholder Relations at Basketball Victoria, former Manager of Sport Partnerships at La Trobe University;
  • Bianca Chatfield – Australian netball player, Commonwealth Games Gold and Silver Medallist, World Champion and former Melbourne Phoenix and Melbourne Vixens player.


HOW TO SUPPORT 

With your support, we're able to help or benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and disadvantaged young people from across the country by:

  • Funding employment or traineeship opportunities
  • Helping to eliminate the barriers to work or further education by providing funding for work or interview clothing, tools, protective equipment, public transport tickets and mobile phone credit; vocational education and training fees
  • Helping to reduce the costs associated with education, such as university/student administration fees, computers and stationery.
  • Delivering programs to assist young people to gain skills and self-confidence in life as well as create successful career pathways through education, employment and traineeships.

 


DONOR POLICY - RESTRICTIONS

The Ready Foundation Board will review all offered donations from corporations to assess these donations in line with this policy.

Please note The Ready Foundation is unable to accept donations from corporations (including entities that are related to a corporation) that engage or are involved in the following industries:

 

1. Tobacco;

2. Pornography;

3. Entities that engage in systematic breaches of human rights, industrial rights or good governance principles’;

4. Armaments, weapons manufacture and sale thereof.


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CONTACT

For more information please contact:

 

Jade Colgan
T: [03] 8413 3533
E: [email protected]