We caught up with the Audi Foundation this past week and learnt about their support for the R U OK? Conversation Convoy. The Audi Foundation is a corporate philanthropic foundation funded by Audi Australia and the Audi Australia Dealer Network.
The Foundation's primary method of support is through their Grants Program, where they provide funding to not-for-profit organisations that share common focus and ambition.
R U OK? Conversation Convoy Funded By Audi Foundation
R U OK?'s vision is a world where everyone is connected and are protected from suicide. Gavin Larkin, the late founder's, legacy is ensuring all Australians realise a little question can make a big difference to those people struggling with life. If your gut instinct is saying a loved one might not be doing so well, perhaps they're just not themselves or you've noticed a change in their behaviour, you can make a difference by caring to ask "are you ok?" and listening either way.
R U OK? goals are to:
Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs.
Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others.
Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us.
The Audi Foundation has partnered with R U OK? since 2017. The support of the Foundation has enabled R U OK? to travel across Australia, through every state and territory, as part of its Conversation Convoy Campaign. In the last two years the Conversation Convoy visited communities all over the country with the aim of giving people more confidence to talk to someone they’re worried about.