Veritas House has received $1,500 from the Findex Community Fund, the charitable organisation of Crowe Horwath Bathurst’s parent company, Findex.

Veritas has earmarked the $1,500 donation, combined with additional support received from businesses and the community, to establish a Veritas House Education and Employment Fund. Veritas will invest the funds, with the income earned annually used to support young people in the local region to pursue their vocational ambitions.

“Ensuring that young people have the resources to start school or an apprenticeship can be a financially challenging time for any young person, but this is particularly difficult for young people who are experiencing homelessness or have transitioned into independent living,” said Veritas House CEO, Jody Pearce.

“Many of the young people we work with are overcoming some major obstacles and at the same time trying to continue their education or enter the workforce. These funds will help them purchase a laptop, textbooks or work boots for an apprenticeship and will hopefully ensure that costs such as these are not a barrier to them continuing their educational and employment aspirations,” she said.

Commenting on the donation, Findex Community Fund Director, Danielle Maxwell stated: “Veritas is one of the great support networks within Bathurst and we’re proud to be able to support their work with at-risk members of the community. The FCF will continue to support great organisations like Veritas to provide a genuine positive impact on local regional communities.”

With a goal to create equal access to opportunity for people isolated by location or circumstance, the Findex Community Fund focuses on funding programs which are regionally relevant, nationally impactful and globally scalable across Health, Education and Entrepreneurship. Findex, owner of Crowe Horwath in Australia and New Zealand, is Australia’s largest privately-owned financial advisory firm, with more than 110 offices across the network.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards the Veritas Education and Employment Fund, visit: https://veritashouse.org.au/support/donate/