We are proud to partner with FRRR and Social Futures again in 2022 on the Back to School program to help our grandcarers provide for their grandchildren.
The first Back to School Program funded by NRCF and FRRR began in 2006. Since then, together we have distributed $664,000 worth of redeemable vouchers to disadvantaged children in the region.
NRCF believes that education is a fundamental right and that a quality education should be accessible, irrespective of personal circumstances, or where you live. However, many families in rural, regional and remote Australia struggle to provide the basics their children need at the start of the new school year.
The Back to School Program is targeted at rural and remote students who are in need of financial support as they return to the school year by offering redeemable vouchers valued at $50.00 for items such as books, stationary, school bags, shoes and clothing.
Feedback from the field…
“A great way to acknowledge the grandparents efforts. A little ‘thank you’. Both grandparents are extremely appreciative of a little help and acknowledgement.”
“The vouchers assisted me in purchasing school resources for my 2 granddaughters without putting added stress on my limited budget.”
“The great grandparent is always extremely grateful for the extra help although she maintains she’s ok we feel that a helping hand in the form of a vouchers is great and we know she appreciates it.”
“It really helps wellbeing. Children feel good about themselves when they have what they need to go to school.”
“These vouchers are a token of warmth, love and understanding, and are worth so much more than their $50 value”.
Thank you to all those who have supported this worthy initiative over the years. A little support can mean so much.
A special thank you to donor Belinda Seaton whose donation of $2,600 to the 2022 program has been matched by our funding partner FRRR.