Future Generation Global Investment Company Limited (Company) is Australia’s first internationally focused listed investment company (LIC) with the dual objectives of providing you with diversified exposure to global equities while also helping to improve the lives of young Australians who are affected by mental health issues. FGG’s charitable objective is to help improve the lives of young people with mental health issues by donating a percentage of its net assets each year to one of eight designated charities. The Butterfly Foundation is proud to be one of the eight selected mental health organisations to begin receiving funds from FGG in 2016 and over the next five years.
Butterfly is excited to be involved in such an innovative investment initiative that recognises the need to address the significance of youth mental health issues in Australia, especially eating disorders. FGG’s recognition of Butterfly’s leadership and subject expertise supports our work in establishing evidence based treatment options for young people in Australia. The funds will direct the donation to deliver Butterfly’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for young people with eating disorders. The IOP is an early intervention program focusing on preventing hospitalisation and engaging the young person in sustainable recovery based in Sydney.
Butterfly Chairman David Murray AO applauded FGG’s innovative fund raising model and support of Butterfly. “The Future Generation model is incredibly exciting for Butterfly in our quest, like all non-profits, to become financially sustainable. To secure ongoing funding from FGG enables Butterfly to introduce vital eating disorders early intervention services and model these to government to include them in a reformed health system. The Butterfly Intensive Outpatient Program for young people with eating disorders has previously only been available to the wealthy Australians who could afford to travel to the US for the treatment. This is a real breakthrough for eating disorders treatment in Australia”
“The funding received by Butterfly will contribute to delivering a sustainable response to eating disorders through an intensive outpatient program for young people,” says Christine Morgan, CEO, the Butterfly Foundation. “This innovative approach to investment by FGG in social issues is an inspirational example of leadership. It will help make a real difference to the lives of many young Australians."
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