The Critical Steps Fund was established by Mary Crooks AO and Greg Meredith with a simple but powerful idea in mind.

About this fund 

Education and employment are fundamental to enjoying life’s opportunities. In a tough employment world, sometimes simple gestures of material support can make all the difference for young people in overcoming social, cultural or economic barriers. It might just be a laptop or some help in reducing course fees or paying for books.

Mary and Greg created the Critical Steps Fund in the hope that young people in Yarra, Darebin and Moreland can enjoy the support of their wider community in overcoming barriers to education and employment.

You are invited to join with Mary and Greg and help to further build the Critical Steps Fund. You can turn a birthday, other milestones or festive occasions into easy ways of raising funds as a donation to this practical equal opportunity initiative.