Our youth are our future, and in order for them to achieve their full potential, Young people need access to education. Sometimes this is made difficult through health issues, disadvantage, a lack of role models or discrimination. BBM Youth Support has funded a broad range of established organisations which address these impediments. Thousands of young people have been the beneficiaries of BBM Youth Support’s commitment to provide access to education opportunities through these and other initiatives.
Our Current Partners
- PACT centre for emerging artists – Our ongoing support to PACT has provided assistance to students and staff in providing and completing their education in the arts. We have contributed $120,000 over 18 years and continue to support PACT to this day. Learn more about PACT.
- Australian Theatre for Young People – The money contributed allowed ATYP to live stream all their productions to youth in rural and remote areas who would otherwise not have access to the arts. With our contributions the program now has the potential to grow to be available to Australia’s 3.7 million school students on demand, free of charge. We have contributed $240,000 over 9 years starting in 2005 and we continue to support ATYP to this day. Learn more about ATYP.
Past Charity Partners
- TAFE NSW – Our contributions assisted over 1,000 disadvantaged students complete their educational and vocational goals, in situations where (if not for BBM’s assistance) the students would not have been able to continue their studies. We have contributed $650,000 to TAFE NSW since 2002, finishing in 2015. Learn more about TAFE NSW.
- TOCAL – Our contributions to TOCAL Agricultural College has ensured that countless students have been able to complete their courses and agricultural education. We have contributed over $500,000 since 2002. Learn more about TOCAL.
- IPROWD – The money contributed supported young indigenous Australians undertaking the IPROWD Certificate III course delivered by TAFE NSW. We contributed $67,000 to IPROWD from the 2012/13 financial year, finishing up in the 2015/16 financial year. Learn more about IPROWD.
- Stepping Stone House – Our contributions have been used to fund the housing and development of homeless youth. We have contributed $895,000 to Stepping Stone House over the past 15 years and continue to be a major sponsor of theirs. Learn more about Stepping Stone House.
- Giant Steps – Our contributions supported all the students at Giant Steps with Autism and helped Giant
Steps expand their services to Melbourne. We have also helped Giant Steps out considerably through our ‘Skills into the Community project’ over the years. Over 15 years we have contributed $375,000 to Giant Steps. Learn more about Giant Steps.
- The Shepherd Centre – The money contributed supported The Shepherd Centre as they delivered world-class service to children with hearing loss and their families. Since 1999 we have contributed approximately $180,000 to The Shepherd Centre. Learn more about The Shepherd Centre.
- Variety Club Bash – Our support helped local children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs through provision of practical equipment and experiences. We contributed $126,000 over 20 years to the Variety Club Bash. Learn more about Variety Bash.
- Girls and Boys Brigade – Our contributions have helped provide quality education, recreation and life-skill activities to children and youth who need a helping hand. Since the 2012/13 financial year we have contributed $76,000 to The Girls and Boys Brigade. Learn more about Girls and Boys Brigade.
- Sydney Children’s Hospital – The money contributed allowing children entering Sydney Children’s Hospital -Randwick to receive extraordinary care. We have contributed $85,000 to the Sydney Children’s Hospital over 8 years. Learn more about Sydney Children’s Hospital.
- Dee Why SLSC – Our contributions were used to fund Junior development camps and buy much needed equipment. Our support of Dee Why SLSC first began in 1999, with $56,590 being contributed since then. Learn more about Dee Why SLSC.
- Participate – Over 7 years we contributed $40,000 to Participate to help out with students tuition and much needed equipment. Learn more about Participate.
- Australian Children’s Music Foundation – We donated $10,000 to the ACMF to fund tuition fees, instruments and project management for youth at risk in Taree (an area of social disadvantage and a high indigenous population). Learn more about the ACMF.
- Teen World Flight – We contributed $10,000 to Ryan Campbell on his quest to become the youngest ever to circumnavigate the world, solo in a single-engine plane. Ryan was successful in his attempt and broke the world record.