The Funding Network Returns To Brisbane

the funding network brisbane Following last year’s highly successful event, The Funding Network is coming together once again to present its collaborative ‘social investment experience’ at PwC on 15th June. Three leading social entrepreneurs will take to the floor and pitch their programs to a live audience. Each charity has been selected for their innovative approach and potential to have a significant positive impact on QLD communities in need. Josh Chalmers, PwC Partner said: “We’re very excited to be hosting this event having heard so much about TFN from colleagues in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Supporting social entrepreneurs aligns perfectly with PwC’s focus on innovation and value creation. I’m sure it will be an inspiring experience.” The three pitching organisations are (more detail in appendix): Cores Australia provides community suicide prevention through training, education and early intervention. Heartfelt Homes provides subsidized accommodation for regional, rural and remote families of patients in hospitals far from home. Orange Sky Laundry is Australia’s first mobile laundry for the homeless, custom-fitted vans to offer a free service for those in need. Each presenter aims to raise at least $15,000 from the audience on the night. Pledges are from as little as $100 so anyone can get involved sponsoring these ground-breaking grassroots charities. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available to the public for $30 via this invitation link. The event is being held on June 15 to coincide with the Queensland Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Week and is being presented in collaboration with Silver Chef, the Morgans Foundation and PwC. Silver Chef founder and Philanthropy Australia board director Allan English said: “TFN is a genuine enabler and opportunity maker – bringing together the right people, resources and projects for social change. We have identified three great enterprises that can continue doing their extraordinary work with a little financial help so it would be good to see as many people as possible at the event.” TFN offers grassroots charities the rare opportunity to showcase their work, secure funding and mentoring, and to expand their donor base and networks. The format also gives people the chance to learn about social issues and to engage directly with innovators and programs that are really making a difference. This year’s first TFN Sydney event at Macquarie Group facilitated over $270k – the most funding pledged at a TFN event to date. Followed by another match-funded event in Melbourne that finished up at $100k. Brisbane awaits… For more information and to buy your tickets visit: TFN Brisbane 15 June 

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