Layne Beachley Aim For the Stars Foundation will close in June 2019 after 15 years and 500 scholarships. Final fundraising drive to handover five game changing grants to former recipients who have started their own causes. The news coincides with the announcement of the 15 recipients of this year’s scholarships.
After 15 years and 500 scholarships, Layne Beachley will pass the baton on to the alumni of the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation. The Foundation provides scholarships to Australian women to help transform their potential into reality.
“The Foundation was built on the concept of women empowering one another and the time is right for me to step away and pass on this legacy to others. The aim of the Foundation is to handover five game changing grants to former recipients who have started their own causes,” commented Beachley.
The Foundation is fundraising for the final five grants at their annual gala event on 31 August and during two hikes in Tasmania this November. The grants will be awarded to recipients whose focus has a significant community impact. Entries will open this September and winners announced in October.
Today’s news coincides with the announcement of the 15 recipients of this year’s scholarships who range from women in the arts to providing community support in mental health and financial literacy.
Layne will continue to mentor young women and men outside of the Foundation - including in her role as Chairperson of Surfing Australia focusing on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Recipients throughout the Foundation’s history include women working with people with disabilities, scientific health research, indigenous wellbeing, aged care, education in remote and rural areas, environmental studies and world-class performers in ballet, dance, theatre, sport and music.