Cycling greats Cadel Evans and George Hincapie in online conversation at 8pm on 4 July 2020

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On July 4, to mark what should have been the start of one of cycling’s greatest annual events, the Tour de France, two great cyclists will discuss the highs and lows of their cycling careers and experiences.

In an online charity event hosted by SBS cycling commentator Matt Keenan, Australia’s Cadel Evans and America’s George Hincapie will answer the tough questions.

Entertainment will be provided by Melbourne-based comedian Arj Barker.

The event is organised by the Gruppetto Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation (ACF).

The event will raise funds for the Newsboys Foundation which distributes grants to not-for-profit organisations that work with vulnerable young people.

Newsboys Foundation CEO Sandy Shaw said: “I’m really looking forward to hearing directly from Cadel and George. Both have fascinating stories to tell. The event presents a rare opportunity to ask them the questions that you’ve always wanted … Read More »



Skyline Education Foundation featured in The Age

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Congratulations to Skyline Education Foundation on an excellent article in The Age featuring former Skyline students Shehelah Dassenaike and Gypsy Akhyar.

Check out The Age article here.


ABC 7:30 interviews Akat Mayoum from Sunshine Heights Cricket Club

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Congratulations to Akat Mayoum from Sunshine Heights Cricket Club for his amazing interview on ABC’s 7.30 Report about his cricket journey and the scholarship he received from Newsboys Foundation to go on the life-changing cricket tour to England, Italy and Spain in 2011.

In 2019, Akat continues to be an outstanding leader in the club, and in the community.

Congratulations also to Sunshine Heights Cricket Club for their important work with young people from diverse backgrounds and support in creating young leaders of the future.

Check out the ABC 7:30 video here and the article here.


Applications now open for the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition

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Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Winners Charlotte Kube (2015), The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, Emma Amery (2017), Trish Thompson (2018), Sandy Shaw (CEO – Newsboys Foundation)

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition, including the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach.

Applications close on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at midnight and the finals will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 16 June 2019.

The Newsboys Foundation works with the Melbourne Recital Centre to present the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.

Students from rural or regional Victoria who attend a Victorian Government School are eligible to apply for the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award. This prize is designed to enable the winner to benefit from musical tuition and other opportunities that otherwise may be not open to them. It includes: travel and one week’s accommodation for … Read More »



New Videos

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As part of the Newsboys Foundation’s 125th Anniversary celebrations, a series of videos have been created to document the history of Newsboys Foundation, the 125 BPM concert, and the various organisations Newsboys Foundation has supported in Victoria.

Check out our new videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel here.


Phunktional & Melbourne Youth Orchestras documentary short

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With support from the Newsboys Foundation, Phunktional & Melbourne Youth Orchestras have recorded a short documentary featuring young people from Robinvale recording original songs for the 6-part miniseries “Stories Beneath the Vale”.

Newsboys Foundation was proud to support Phunktional and Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) to make a short documentary featuring young people from MYO and Robinvale recording original songs for the 6-part mini-series “Stories Beneath the Vale”


Kids Thrive – Kids Manifesto

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As part of the Newsboys Foundation 125th anniversary celebrations, we were delighted to partner with Kids Thrive and Arts Centre Melbourne to deliver the inaugural Kids Manifesto event on 22 October 2018. It was a great success!

Read all about it on the Kids Thrive website. Congratulations to Kids Thrive on a wonderful event and a big thanks to Arts Centre Melbourne, the Sidney Myer Fund and the William Buckland Foundation for their support.



125 BPM Concert a great success

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125 BPM concert with MYO and OUP at Melbourne Recital Centre to celebrate 125 years of the Newsboys Foundation was a great success. See the rehearsal pics here.



125BPM Concert Herald Sun feature

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125BPM Concert featured in Herald Sun.



125BPM Concert – Arts Review

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125 BPM concert with Newsboys Foundation, MYO, OUP and Bob Urquhart featured in Arts Review.