The Ready Foundation

a chance to create a better future

The Ready Foundation

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 vulnerable 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.

Over the past 20 years, we have seen first-hand how education and employment opportunities can positively change the course of young people’s lives. Helping kick-start careers and supporting young people to gain self-fulfillment is why we exist – it’s our mission.

The Ready Foundation was established to help those members of the community who are struggling, by funding various programs that deliver essential life skills. At the heart of the Ready Foundation, we aim to help vulnerable young people to:

· Build confidence and resilience

· Create lasting community connections

· Build stepping stones to employment opportunities.

The foundation aspires to see young people as knowledgeable, skilled and valued members of the workforce who feel connected to their communities and have a positive outlook about their futures.

The Ready Foundation is committed to empowering vulnerable young people, mitigating barriers and achieving reconciliation, by providing real and impactful support. Your support is needed to make the Foundation’s commitment a reality so that we can continue to serve those in our community who need it most.

Who We Are

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors, consisting of successful business leaders and professionals who volunteer their time to oversee our governance and strategic direction:

How To Support

With your support, we are able to help or benefit young First Nations and vulnerable young people 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 build resilience and self-confidence to support them to develop a strong sense of self.
  • Delivering programs to support and create successful career pathways through education, employment and traineeships.

Donor 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