Daniel Johns Launches Charitable Fund: 'Join Me On This Mission'

23 March 2022 | 1:33 pm | Staff Writer

"I said if I was going to come back and make music again, it had to be with purpose."

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In the lead up to his new album, Daniel Johns has launched a charitable fund.

FutureNeverFund has been created by the Silverchair legend “to help create better futures for people and animals around the world”.

"The FutureNeverFund is a philanthropic vehicle I've created to enable my supporters to join me in my mission to create better futures for people and animals in need with a focus on mental health, racial inequality, diversity in the arts and animal welfare,” reads a statement from Johns on the FutureNeverFund website.

“If you share these values, I'd like to invite you to join me on this mission. Donations of any size are appreciated."

The fund has already seen support from fans, with one donating $500 to the cause since its launch earlier today.

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Johns’ forthcoming album, FutureNever, will drop on April 22.

You can read his full statement about FutureNeverFund below.

I’m beyond excited to announce that I’ve just launched my own philanthropic vehicle FutureNeverFund.

FutureNeverFund exists to help people and animals who would never have a future if not for some financial intervention.

I recognise that I’m in a very privileged position to use my platform to help raise funds and awareness for a number of inspiring groups doing extraordinary things around the world.

I’ve picked 4 initial charities with an initial focus on improving the lives of disadvantaged First Nations Communities, building diversity in the Australian Arts and continuing my passion for the Animal Welfare sector. 

Each of the 4 charities will receive an equal disbursement of funds raised through FNF. I’ve kicked things off with a $20k deposit into the fund but this is only the beginning.

FNF will be supercharged with a contribution of proceeds from special merch drops, exclusive fundraising events and auctions to help build the impact of the fund.

Stay tuned for updates on the initial charities we will be working with.

After 12 months, as the Fund grows we will look to broaden the scope and investigate incorporating more charities as a beneficiary of FutureNeverFund.

I’d love for you to help contribute in whatever way you feel comfortable and I’ll be sharing ways you can be part of the mission as we roll this out.

I said if I was going to come back and make music again, it had to be with purpose. While the purpose behind the music was never in doubt, I wanted to ensure that there was also some purpose behind the commerce. I’m looking forward to making this something special.

A better life starts now x

A huge thank you to the wonderful Stacy Bee Art for this beautiful logo and animation and my friend Bamm Bamm Wolfgang for the glorious 8-bit reboot of ‘After All These Years’. Love you both 💜