Impact FAQS

WHY YOUNG PEOPLE?

Young people have the most time to live of any demographic, and therefore have the potential to make the greatest impact in the world. However, many young people are facing a future filled with adversity and challenges. We believe by helping to change the lives of young people in need, we can build a better future together.

WHY HOMELESSNESS?

Access to safe and secure housing is one of the most basic human rights. Most young people experiencing homelessness aren’t homeless by choice. For many, the streets are often a safer option than home. There are 105,237 people homeless in Australia and almost half of the recorded homeless people in Australia are under the age of 25. The Timekeeper product range helps fund community programs to end youth homelessness and disadvantage which are carried out by our incredible impact partner, Youth Off The Streets. Young people who come to Youth Off The Streets leave their care prepared for a brighter future. By addressing issues associated with trauma during youth, the likelihood of remaining homeless into adulthood decreases. They are better equipped to make change not just  in their own lives but in their families and communities.

WHY EDUCATION?

Literacy is a human right, a tool for personal empowerment and a means for social and human development, however millions of young people around the world don’t have access to a quality education. There are 115 million illiterate youth in the world between the ages of 15 and 24 years and most illiterate young people come from a small number of developing countries. 124 million young adolescents, between the ages of 6 and 15 years, have either never started school or have dropped out (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2013, 2015). The Timekeeper product range helps fund rural education programs to improve learning outcomes for children in vulnerable communities, which are carried out by our amazing impact partner, 40K PLUS. Young people who experience the 40K PLUS education program experience improved learning outcomes, higher class attendance, parent satisfaction and peer engagement. This means that children are better enabled to finish school, aspire and chase opportunities, and break the poverty cycle.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR IMPACT PARTNERS?

Whilst we would love to support many amazing projects and organisations, by focusing on a select few which best align with The Timekeeper social impact criteria, we are able to develop effective partnerships and make a more significant contribution. We support organisations that are effective in their operations and efficient in their use of funding. Specifically, we look for organisations that meet the following key criteria:

  • Focus on young people who experience adversity or disadvantage.
  • Long-term commitment to communities.
  • Empowerment rather than ‘aid’.
  • A respect for local cultures and traditions.
  • Measurable social impact and transparency of reporting.
  • An organisational culture of continual improvement.