Supporting young adults with disabilities gain access to the environment

Nature Freedom is a not a profit social enterprise organisation introducing and connecting young adults with disabilities, and mental health finding their lives and meaningful access to mainstream environmental projects and outdoor adventure programs. They are a socially inclusive organisation connecting with all young adults working together creating positive social and employment opportunities for everybody.

Nature Freedom is running a crowdfunding campaign to enable them to build a foundation to improve accessibility and social opportunities for young adults with disabilities looking for meaningful access to environmental and outdoor adventure activities. This will help kick-start the company’s growth attracting events, being a National Disability Insurance Scheme service provider and social trader that increase employment opportunities.

Mathew Townsend, founder and CEO for Nature Freedom has disabilities but gaining inclusion and access for his passions in environment and outdoor adventure has been challenging due to lack of accessibility nor awareness about his disabilities. His Autism and hearing loss weren’t the roadblocks to his personal achievements but lack of awareness stops from him to succeed .

The stark reality is that Australia is currently ranked 27th out of 29th OECD developed countries in disability labour force participation; and ranked last in poverty and inclusion. Education and wellbeing aren’t up in the ranks either. Overcoming the challenges and barriers is a must, seeking positive social impact with our communities and government showing why inclusion and social opportunities is important for all young adults. After the first events in kayaking and bushwalking there were participants who found their lives connecting with the environment with other people who have similar passions. This is super important for next generation of environmentalists and emerging leaders.

Seeking more information on the personal story and achievements, and support for Nature Freedom’s crowdfunding campaign please do not hesitate to contact Mathew Townsend at or text message at 0403567064.

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