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Ansvar Community Education Grants

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At Adroit, we’re always happy to share things that benefit the community. This month, our valued insurer Ansvar Insurance has opened applications for their 2017 Community Education Program, offering grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories; empowerment and education or outreach programs. Since the program’s launch in 1994, Ansvar has contributed over $15 million to education and life skills programs that have benefited thousands of youths across Australia.

Ansvar is dedicated to providing support and protection to Community Services & Not-for-profit Organisations, have a long history of involvement in the Australian community and philanthropic giving. They provide support to community groups and organisations through a range of activities, including donation drives, sponsorships, strategic partnerships and provide all of their staff members with a community service leave day each year, to enable them to spend time volunteering with organisations and activities close to their hearts. Ansvar’s values align closely with our own, and we’re proud to work alongside them.

To apply for the Community Education Grants or for more information, visit their website.

Not for Profit Entities – the Risks YOU Face!

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There are many misconceptions around about the cover afforded to not for profits under the Limited liability provisions of an incorporated body. The reality is that you hold the same responsibilities at law as a director of a publicly listed company and your personal assets may be at risk.

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Retirees Are Not Necessarily Free From Liability

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This article originally featured on the Ansvar Insurance blog

Once I retire from directorship, I’m no longer liable.

If you think that once you retire from a directorship, or resign from a position on a board that you are no longer liable for claims brought against your former organisation – think again.

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Risks Associated with Using Volunteers

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This article originally featured on the Ansvar Insurance blog

A retired electrician volunteered at a local childcare centre’s working bee on the weekend. While on a ladder sanding down walls, he fell and injured his shoulder and back.

Despite surgery and extensive rehabilitation, he continues to suffer constant low level pain years afterwards, and hasn’t regained full use of his arm since the incident.

He subsequently sued the childcare centre for negligence in failing to properly assess the risks and devise a safe method of work. He also claims the equipment was unsafe, especially the ladder.

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