$1 million investment into charities from Real Insurance

Real Insurance has invested $1 million into a new community program that will provide funding to charities supporting children and youth. 
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Real Insurance launched a new grants
program in April, investing $1 million towards funding charities that assist children and youth.

The Real Needs program is offering total grants of $630,000 over six months, with amounts of $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000 to go to individual non-profit organisations that demonstrate innovative approaches for how the funding will be used to support youth programs.

Real Insurance staff will also have the opportunity to vote for their preferred charity to receive a monthly $5,000 'Staff Choice’ grant.

“Insurance has always been intrinsically linked to our community,” said Mark Reid, CEO of Greenstone (the distributor of Real Insurance). “Part of this link is making sure that we are meeting the needs of everyday Australians, whatever life throws their way. Through this contribution, we hope to make a positive difference to children in need across the country.”

“I’m excited to launch the Real Needs grants program and I look forward to seeing how this initiative can make a real difference to children across Australia,” he added. “I encourage all eligible organisations to apply so we can work together to support those who need it most."

To be eligible for a Real Needs 2015 grant, nonprofit organisations must support children up to the age of 18 years and be a registered charity, community group or service, sporting club or hospital community program.

The announcement of the grants program’s launch was made as Real Insurance released the findings of a Galaxy Research survey of 1,017 people across Australia. Key findings were that while children’s charities ranked high in the causes respondents would donate to (second only to charities concerned with specific diseases like cancer), only 6% of people were donating to children’s education/after school care.

Sixty percent believed welfare groups should be responsible for supporting disadvantaged children.

Click here to find out more or apply for a grant from the Real Needs program.