Welcome our newest Director – Louise Tratt Louise has been appointed to the board of the Australian Mutual Foundation following the transfer of assets from Instil – Engaging Bright Minds, where she has been a Director since 2016 and Chair since 2019. Louise was the Executive Manager – Sales and Lending with Endeavour Mutual Bank …

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Climate change action – The AMF and the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) The AMF has partnered with the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) to prepare a guide for Credit Unions on climate action. The ACCU represents Credit Unions in Asia that in turn represent more than 39 million people. Educating members to …

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2019/20 Bushfire Disaster Appeal update During 2019/2020, the AMF raised over $380,000 for communities affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia. One organisation that the AMF helped was the Rocky Hall Bushfire Brigade and we are pleased to have been able to help them. Here’s how they used the funds they received from the AMF. …

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Barnardos Australia update: Yurungai Learning Centre, Waterloo During these difficult times, Barnardos work in helping those most vulnerable in the community does not stop. The AMF proudly supports the Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre, which continues to help the community despite the Coronavirus lockdown. Local schools attended by Yurungai students, Mt Carmel and Alexandra Park, kept …

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Supporting Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) is proud to be a major partner of Barnardos Australia. We support various Barnardos Australia initiatives as a donor partner and via volunteering opportunities. One of the initiatives we support is the Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre, which is based in Redfern (NSW).  The centre helps …

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Celebrating 50 years of supporting a sustainable financial future for people in Asia The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) is a strong supporter of the Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) and represents Australian Credit Unions and Mutuals as an affiliate member. We currently support the ACCU’s programs in Laos People’s Democratic Republic and Timor-Leste, and …

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Volunteering at the Peter Pan Op Shop Last month, the Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) requested assistance from organisations within the Mutuals sector to help with the Peter Pan Op Shop’s Winter Sale. G&C Mutual Bank, the Australian Mutual Bank and Unity Bank responded by providing 12 keen volunteers in accordance with each bank’s volunteering program. …

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Revamping Barnardos Reconnect office In these difficult and challenging times, vulnerable people in our society need our help even more. That is why Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) is a proud partner of Barnardos Australia’s Reconnect program, which helps young people facing life on the streets and very uncertain futures. When Barnardos asked whether AMF could …

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Barnardos Australia’s Matched Giving appeal update “Thank you” for making Barnardos Australia’s Matched Giving appeal such a success. Launched on Tuesday 1st December, #GivingTuesday, the target was to raise $24,000 in 24 hours. The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) matched every dollar donated, and we extended the donation timeframe from 24 to 48 hours. We’re delighted …

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Christmas Gift Appeal 2020 The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) will be supporting Barnardos Australia’s Gifts for Kids – Christmas Gift Appeal. While 2020 has been a challenging year for most of us, it has been especially tough for Australia’s disadvantaged children. Barnardos Australia’s specialised programs support these children, many of whom have experienced abuse, neglect, …

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