20th Man Fund

Provides crucial programs and services for our disadvantaged and disconnected youth.

Founded by Les Twentyman OAM, the Les Twentyman Foundation (formerly the 20th Man Fund) provides crucial support services for young people and their families. 20th Man Fund programs and services cover education-support, sports and recreation, counselling, personal development, life–experiences and employment pathways.

Young people in Melbourne’s West are facing increasing hardship that ultimately leads to behavioral problems. The pressure placed on a young person living in a low socio-economic area is not well understood by the general population. This pressure leads to the young person disconnecting from society in general, sinking into extreme levels of low self esteem and self-worth and engaging in high-risk activity.

The Les Twentyman Foundation aims to reconnect them with their families and communities enabling them to reach their full potential and make a positive contribution to society.

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Annual Cops & Kids Cricket Match

The 20th Man Youth Fund – Annual Cops & Kids Cricket Match, will again be held on 16 March at Merv Hughes Oval, Footscray.  

Annual Kids Christmas Party – 2015

It’s that time of year again…AND the 20th Man Fund are working hard preparing for this years Kids Christmas Party on CHRISTMAS DAY. We will be catering for 250 children and their families again, bringing the joy of Christmas to … Read More >

CLUB20 Breakfast with Harold Mitchell AC

Often referred to as “the most powerful man in Melbourne”, Harold Mitchell is a classic rags-to-riches story. The son of a Stawell sawmiller, Mitchell came to Melbourne at 16 after failing to finish high school. He went on to become a … Read More >

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SROI Evaluation

  For roughly 9 months, the Foundation has been shadowed by independent ‘Social Impact” assessment company – Think Impact. The goal of social impact evaluation is to drive improvements that increase the value of programs to the stakeholders they serve. … Read More >

Cops & Kids Cricket Day 2016

The Annual 20th Man – Cops & Kids Cricket Match was held at Merv Hughes Oval, Footscray on Wednesday 16v March 2016. This event is dedicated to breaking down barriers between Police and local youth. This initiative would not be … Read More >

Annual Kids Christmas Party

On Christmas Day 2015, the 20th Man Fund supported 260 children and their families at our Annual Kids Christmas Party. Special thanks goes to Bruce & Eli Mathieson and family, Kerry Smith and family, ALH Group, PFD Food Services for … Read More >

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