MAKE A DIFFERENCE

All fees received by Third Link from managing the Fund’s investments, net of expenses incurred, are donated to the charitable sector. The donations to the charitable sector do not dilute the investment returns. Since inception of the Fund in April 2008 up until 30 June 2017, these donations have totalled approximately $6,500,000.

Who do we donate the fees to?

Third Link primarily embraces a strategy for its philanthropic engagement that it has termed the Third Link THRIVE Program (THRIVE). THRIVE represents a portfolio approach to the charitable giving of Third Link, forging long-term partnerships with quality organisations that help children and young people across Australia to THRIVE, not just survive. It’s a truism that our children are our future, and in a nation as prosperous as Australia, it’s not overly ambitious to want great things for our kids. From time to time, Third Link may also choose to support other charitable organisations outside of this portfolio. Third Link engages Australian Philanthropic Services (www.australianphilanthropicservices.com.au) to make recommendations on the charities to support as part of its THRIVE program and to monitor the performance of these organisations on an ongoing basis.

Full list of organisations we have supported since inception

  • Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
  • Australian Red Cross (2009 Victorian Bush Fire Appeal)
  • BackTrack
  • Bairo Pite Clinic
  • batyr
  • Beacon Foundation
  • Children's Ground
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
  • The Mirabel Foundation
  • National Centre for Childhood Grief
  • Outward Bound Australia
  • Raise Foundation
  • Social Ventures Australia
  • The Song Room
  • Uplifting Australia

 

 


Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME works towards education equality, where Indigenous students perform and finish school at the same rate as every Australian child. They promote unity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures and build Australia’s future leaders, black and white.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile here.
Visit their website: www.aimementoring.com
 



BackTrack

BackTrack Youth Works mission is to help as many young people having a hard time as possible. This organisation has been working with young people since 2006 to help them turn their lives around. Using distinctive strategies developed by founder Bernie Shakeshaft, BackTrack aims to offer young people who have lost their way an opportunity to reconnect with their education and training, to become work ready and to find jobs. But more importantly, the program allows young people to get back on track, to overcome disadvantage, participate fully within the community and lead happy and productive lives.

Find out more
Visit their website: www.backtrack.org.au

 



batyr

batyr's mission is 'giving a voice to the elephant in the room' – bringing young people's social and mental health issues out in the open. Using peer success stories to engage, educate and empower young people whilst advocating the many support services available, batyr enables young people to seek help when they need it.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile.
Visit their website: www.batyr.com.au
 



Children's Ground

Children’s Ground arose from the ambition of Aboriginal people to change their future – where people want their kids ‘strong both ways’ – strong in the oldest living culture in the world, and fully engaged in the Western world.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile.
Visit their website: www.childrensground.org.au
 



Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR enables communities in rural, regional and remote Australia to access funding and support - often the only source that is available. Their Rural Education Australia Program (REAPing Rewards) provides small, discretionary grants to early childhood, primary and secondary education service providers in Australia's rural and remote communities.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile.
Visit their website: www.frrr.org.au



Mirabel Foundation

Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood. This children’s charity has as its mission to break the destructive cycle of addiction and disadvantage, through the delivery of support programs for more than 1500 children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to their parents’ drug use. Mirabel’s vision is that every child has a childhood filled with love, hope and belonging. A recent Social Return on Investment study found that Mirabel’s intervention created $6.60 of social and economic value for every $1 invested.
 
Find out more
Visit their website: www.mirabelfoundation.org.au
 



National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG)

The National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG) provides loving professional support and guidance in a safe place where children grieving a death can share their experience as they learn to live with the impact on their lives. The NCCG also provides support for care givers of bereaved children, and provides education and training for individuals, schools and other organisations handling the grief of children and young people.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile.
Visit their website: www.childhoodgrief.org.au
 



Raise Foundation

Raise’s vision is to create thriving communities by empowering our young people to become resilient, capable and connected.  Raise impacts the wellbeing of young people in Australia who are at risk of disengaging by providing school and community based mentoring programs.  Raise mentors are volunteers from the community who provide support as a positive role model and neutral listener,  particularly when young people feel they can’t talk to other significant adults in their lives.  Raise works on the premise that it takes a village to raise a child and that early intervention is key.

Find out more
Visit their website: www.raise.org.au



Shine for Kids (SHINE)

SHINE for Kids (SHINE) delivers programs to young people and their families affected by parental imprisonment. SHINE offers a range of early intervention services to help maintain family connection, reduce stigma and isolation, help parents to understand and respond to the needs of their children, and help children and young people to engage in school and build the confidence, skills and resilience that they need to develop and thrive. By providing these services, SHINE seeks to reduce family fragmentation, assist incarcerated parents to maintain a connection with their children, and as well as reduce the likelihood of children transitioning into child protection and/or justice systems.

Find out more
Visit their website: www.shineforkids.org.au



The Song Room

The Song Room is our newest THRIVE charity partner.  It provides tailored, high-quality music and arts programs to Australia's most disadvantaged young people, in partnership with schools across the country.  Three out of four children currently do not have access to any music or arts education at school.  The Song Room programs are independently proven to lift the academic performance, school attendance, social-emotional wellbeing and community involvement of Australian school children.
 
Find out more
Click here to download their partner profile.
Visit their website: www.songroom.org.au