Awarding experiences

By Stephanie Brown, Marketing and Communication Manager CUFA

As the development organisation for the Australian Mutual movement, CUFA are committed to developing financial cooperatives throughout the Asia Pacific region so they can assist their communities and help them break out of poverty.

There are many individuals within the sector who want to make a difference and give back to their community, their Mutual and the movement. CUFA’s Awards and Scholarships program has been setup to recognise the commitment of these individuals to the Mutual sector and to provide them with an opportunity to make a difference to our neighbouring movements.

There are a number of Awards and Scholarships on offer to those involved in the Mutual sector ranging from Directorship through to people just starting their careers.

The Harry Zaphir Scholarship was setup in recognition of the late Dr. Harry Zaphir’s large heart and his long standing support of CUFA. This scholarship, proudly sponsored by TSWG, has been created for all the “Bright Young Things” out there who are interested in making a difference. The scholarship will provide the young and emerging professionals of the Mutual sector with the opportunity to participate and help villagers break out of poverty through a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with CUFA’s development projects in Cambodia. The winner of this prestigious scholarship will have the opportunity to see first-hand how financial cooperatives in the developing world are making a dramatic difference to those living in poverty.

The honourable Kevin Yates Award provides CEOs and Directors with the opportunity to contribute their skills and share knowledge with developing financial cooperatives by engaging with one of CUFA’s many development projects throughout the Asia Pacific. This Award has been kindly donated by the Australian Credit Union Archives.

The NGS Super Scholarship gives staff members of a Mutual with the chance to engage in one of CUFA’s life-changing Challenge programs held in Cambodia and Fiji annually.

The Steve Birt Scholarship engages Indigenous Australians and provides them with the opportunity to take part in one of CUFA’s education and professional development programs held throughout the year. Steve Birt was an enormous contributor to the Australian Mutual movement through Teachers Credit Union, now Teachers Mutual Bank. This scholarship has been set up in his name.

CUFA are proud to be the international development organisation for the Australian Mutual movement and we’re honoured to provide members of the sector with the opportunity to engage with our life-changing work.

Applications are now open. To learn more or to apply for one of CUFA’s Awards or Scholarships listed above please CLICK HERE.


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