Ansvar opens 2017 CEP grants program

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Ansvar opens 2017 CEP grants program
Specialist insurer Ansvar Insurance has announced that its annual Community Education Program (CEP) is open for applications.

First awarded in 1994, the CEP was designed to support sustainable programs that promote ongoing education, skills training, and programs for making a significant difference in the lives of Australians under the age of 25.

It provides a range of grants to organisations that support the Australian youth through programs that fall under two categories – empowerment and education & outreach and support.

Applications for the Ansvar CEP grant will open on 1 September 2016. To qualify, organisations must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a registered not-for-profit with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status;
  • Seek funding for a specific program;
  • The program in need of funding must target Australian youth under 25 years;
  • The program must be sustainable beyond receiving a grant from Ansvar; and
  • The program must fit into the Empowerment and Education or Outreach and Support categories.
Warren Hutcheon, CEO Ansvar Insurance, said: “Year after year we are amazed by the calibre of organisations that apply for the Ansvar CEP Grants.As funding becomes more and more difficult for these deserving programs, it is especially gratifying for everyone at Ansvar to be able to contribute in making a difference to the lives of so many young Australians.”

“We encourage every organisation across Australia who meets the selection criteria to apply for a CEP Grant.  We look forward to receiving the applications and helping these programs enrich the lives of the young people they support.”

Applications will close at 5pm on 14 October 2016. Results will be announced on or before 31 March 2017, with successful applicants to be notified by phone on or before said date with full information about their CEP grant.

Since its inception, Ansvar has contributed over $10 million to education and life skill programs for thousands of young Australians. The 2016 CEP Grant recipients included the Australian Refugee Volunteers, Down Syndrome Victoria, Top Blokes Foundation, The Reach Foundation, and Courage to Care. 

For more information or to apply online, visit: Ansvar website. The CEP grants team can also be reached via email at CEPGrants@ansvar.com.au or by calling 1300 650 540.

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