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Securing a future for youth at risk

March 19th, 2021

Consider this: your agency has been active in the community sector for 31 years, providing a vital service that makes a difference. You present to a state government committee inquiry, outlining the scale of the problem you are trying to help. Later, when the inquiry report is handed down, your agency is name-checked as an example of the innovative response to the problem that needs to be applied more often. What happens next? What do you and your organisation do? How do you take that endorsement and build momentum for change?

Jo Swift, the CEO of Kids Under Cover, is living that dilemma. The Victorian Government has six months to respond to the report, and everyone trying to grapple with youth homelessness knows that time is a luxury. Where does that leave Kids Under Cover?

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Bolder Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funder: Gandel Philanthropy

For-purpose: Australian Foundation for Yad Vashem

Award partner: Grant Toolbox

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Indigenous Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funder: The Balnaves Foundation

Funding recipient: Guardian Australia

Award partner: Ninti One

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