Thanks to our friends at CUA Carindale, Brisbane Youth Service’s Smarten Up Grants Program has received a $9,779 boost in funding!

The money will go towards supporting vulnerable young people (aged 12-25 years) to overcome barriers to participating in education and training. The Smarten Up grants assist young people to purchase basic computer equipment, pay course fees, and meet other costs such as purchasing textbooks, uniforms and other resources.

“We’re thrilled to accept the CUA Mutual Good Community Grant that will enable us to break the cycle of disadvantage by helping young people engage in education and training. At Brisbane Youth Service we aim to make a real difference and assist young people to make a successful transition to independence.”

Annemaree Callander, CEO Brisbane Youth Service

CUA presents Brisbane Youth Service with cheque for education program

Pictured (left to right): Debbie Rya, CUA Regional Sales Manager; Annemaree Callander, CEO Brisbane Youth Service; and Melissa Cardillo, CUA Carindale Branch Manager.

“We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to award this grant to Brisbane Youth Service which provides such crucial support to many in our community. The Mutual Good Community Grants Program is an example of how CUA works together with our members for mutual good. By collaborating with local organisations, we can help build a stronger community for everyone.”

Melissa Cardillo, CUA Carindale Branch Manager

We are so grateful to have the support of organisations like CUA who connect and partner with us so that together we can do more to ensure our sustainability and to continue creating new futures for young people.