The Future Fund is a professionally managed endowment created by the charity Inspiring Stories led by 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year, Guy Ryan. The Fund will help to better back more young New Zealanders to unleash their potential to change the world.
Inspiring Stories is Kickstarting the endowment this month, with a campaign to raise a million dollars. Returns will be distributed through scholarships and access to programmes like Festival for the Future and Live the Dream, and seed grants, funding, and tailored support for young Kiwi social entrepreneurs trying to get their ideas for a better New Zealand off the ground.
In four years of backing young New Zealanders, Inspiring Stories has seen them go on in turn to have an impact on thousands of lives in their communities and nation. Young New Zealanders are desperate to create change in the world: social, economic, environmental. Many are unleashing their potential to create a better future for all of us. To increase the impact they can have, it’s time to really have their backs. If they are going to step up, we need to back them to do it.
Watch a video featuring World Class New Zealander Claudia Batten explain why she’s backing the Future Fund.