Men of League Foundation Reaches Quarter of a Million Milestone

The Men of League Foundation has today celebrated surpassing $250,000 of funding distributed to members of the rugby league community in 2018.

The Men of League Foundation cares for the men, women and children of the rugby league family, providing financial and emotional assistance to those in need. In 2018, Men of League grants have supported wellbeing recipients by covering costs associated with medical expenses, modified equipment, car conversions and utility bills. Wellbeing recipients are facing a range of tough circumstances including those living in hardship often with disabilities or suffering from illness or injury.

Men of League grants provide significant relief to families involved at all levels of rugby league.

Men of League Foundation CEO Stephen Lowndes and Foundation Volunteers gathered at Croom Regional Sporting Complex to celebrate this significant milestone and pay tribute to the Foundation Members who make this level of support possible. National Membership and Fundraising Manager Vanessa Bolzan, paid tribute to those who have renewed their Men of League Foundation Memberships in 2018.

"I would like to say thank you to all of our members for their continued support. Our strong membership base has placed us in the best possible position to improve the lives of those within the rugby league community. The distribution of $250,000 worth of funding is a fantastic achievement of which our members should be extremely proud." she said.

The Foundation is aware that there are more rugby league individuals and families in need of assistance as the Foundation works towards the next target of $500,000.

If you know a member of the rugby league community who is in need of emotional or financial support, please click here to visit the Men of League Foundation.

 

Background

Founded in 2002, the Men of League Foundation has cared for the men, women and children of the rugby league community. The Men of League Foundation provides support to those who are emotionally, physically or financially necessitous. The Foundation is a membership organisation which is represented by 42 committees across Australia with over 300 volunteers and close to 7,000 members.

Wellbeing Spend Milestone

Between January 2018 and end of June 2018, the Men of League Foundation has surpassed $250,000 of funding distributed directly to rugby league community members in need. Funding has been distributed across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, supporting wellbeing recipients facing a wide range of challenges. Men of League Foundation grants are applied for in a range of circumstances but most often to support those experiencing hardship due to disability, illness or injury. Each case is individually assessed, with funding approved for a myriad of supports including medical expenses/equipment, utility bills and other assistance. Applications for support must be verified by appropriate documentation. Men of League Foundation grants allow families to deal with the challenging circumstances they are facing without the threat of losing their homes or not being able to put food on the table.