Our History

Inspiring Brighter Futures Foundation (previously known as Fair Go Australia Foundation) is a non-profit organisation offering wellbeing mentoring programs to disadvantaged people. The foundation was established in 2009 by a group of educators and businesspeople determined to help those in the community who need it most.

Our goal was to work co-operatively and closely within Australian communities to provide much needed support and practical assistance through our hard-working, founding volunteers. We started out delivering programs to small groups of individuals who needed a ‘hand up’ as they transitioned from unemployment to work.

Our programs are tested and improved yearly to keep improving the outcomes for participants. Our focus has always been on arming people with practical skills to enable them to create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

In 2009 we started to provide specific financial support to young men and women in regional Queensland including the Doomadgee, Aurukun and Mornington Island communities as well as regional Victoria and Redfern in Sydney.

In 2013 we funded the set-up and launch of the Queensland-based theatre group Digi Youth Arts. It has grown to become a successful student-driven indigenous youth arts company.

During 2017, we increased our resources across South East Queensland. With the support of a large number of new volunteer mentors, we saw a significant increase in the number of programs delivered and the number of participants having life-changing experiences.

The vast majority of Fair Go Australia graduates have either become employed, started volunteer work within their community, taken up study or are actively looking for a job. A number of them are third generation unemployed and are desperate to break this cycle and see our programs as a way to do that.

In 2020, Fair Go Australia is working in partnership with an increased number of organisations to provide our programs to more people nationally and internationally. We have launched a corporate program and continue to look for new ways to help those in our community that need a helping hand and the opportunity to be inspired to create a brighter future.

We have been inspiring brighter futures many years. We thought these three words better described the mission, the passion and the soul of the many people who volunteer. So from now on we will be the Inspiring Brighter Futures Foundation and progressing onwards and upwards in every way.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more about any of our programs or how you can get involved, please contact us today through our form or on:

0421 495 104


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