Please join us online for The Funding Network's
10th Anniversary Live Crowdfunding Event!
To celebrate a decade of collective giving, we are featuring three incredible social change programs selected from our Alumni network.
We look forward to acknowledging the many people and organisations who have played a part in fuelling the growth of Australia’s brightest changemakers. Join us as we showcase the impact of our network’s collective generosity and unveil our vision for the next 10 years!
Event sponsored by ASX with matched funding generously provided by our long-term partner the AMP Foundation.
+ Thursday, 4th of May, 2023
+ Event 6pm - 8pm
Logon from 5:45pm to reminisce and connect in the chat.
Streaming LIVE from Sydney via Crowdcast.
PITCHING FOR SUPPORT
Anika Legal is a non-profit helping vulnerable people in Australia to maintain safe housing through free online legal support.
Up to 1 million Australian renters live in homes so unsafe they could harm their health. Yet seven in ten fear that asking for repairs will lead to a retaliatory rent increase, and almost half fear they would be unlawfully evicted. They need legal support, but can’t afford a lawyer.
Anika Legal's unique model connects people who can’t access a lawyer with law students, through an internship program supervised by lawyers. These programs are funded by universities seeking to provide their students with practical training opportunities. Over four years in tenancy law, Anika Legal have helped over 600 renters stay in safe homes, and empowered over 100 students to fight for access to justice.
Anika Legal first pitched in 2019 for funding to expand their team so they can continue to provide free legal advice to people in need and scale their impact, providing more accessible legal support to vulnerable members of the community.
Co-Founder & CEO, Anika Legal
Noel Lim is the co-founder and CEO of non-profit Anika Legal. He worked without pay for over a year to turn Anika from an unlikely idea into an innovative new community legal service.
He was recently recognised as a 2023 Victorian Young Australian of the Year nominee.
DeadlyScience's vision is to be the leading STEM education support charity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities in Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia were the First Scientists of this land and DeadlyScience is committed to preserving that history and to improving education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout Australia.
Their programs aim to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student school attendance, which sits far below the national level from the first year of school, and their engagement with STEM subjects to establish sustainable STEM education programs and resources that disrupt cycles of educational poverty in Indigenous communities.
DeadlyScience first pitched in 2021 to expand their tech capability to deliver lessons to remote communities and to put STEM resources into First Nations Languages for the first time ever.
Darren is a proud Gomeroi man. He is currently the Indigenous Engagement Lead at IAG and a director of DeadlyScience Limited. During his career Darren has worked across a number of financial services organisations heading up their Indigenous employment programs. He was also the CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. Darren is passionate about the role education can play in assisting Indigenous children achieve their potential.
Hotel Etico is Australia's first social enterprise hotel, employing and training young people with disability.
As a registered NDIS provider, Hotel Etico support young people develop work and independent living skills, with the aim of starting a career in hospitality and a life of independence. Their trainees live on site while employed in a fully integrated, open employment setting, being paid full award wages from day one and being front and centre in our business, learning skills across the entire operation.
Through the Academy of Independence, a dedicated on-site apartment, they are supported to develop independent living skills and reinforce the skills they learn on the job, supported by hospitality and disability professionals. Graduates of the program are supported to secure open employment with our strong network of hospitality industry partners.
Hotel Etico first pitched in 2021 for funding to expand its Independence Program to employ and train more young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Co-Founder & CEO, Hotel Etico
A strong believer in the transformative power of social enterprises to create sustainable impact, Andrea is an expert changemaker with 25 years’ experience in the sector.
He has held executive, director and advisory roles in charities and philanthropy in disability, youth unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, aged care and education. Andrea is an Honorary Industry Fellow at the UTS Business School and an AMP Tomorrow Maker.
The Funding Network
The Funding Network is a catalyst and amplifier of more than 300 emerging charities and 2,000 changemakers. Over the past 10 years, TFN has facilitated $22 million in critical funding through the collective generosity of more than 20,000 people. We look forward to sharing our vision for our next decade of impact and enlisting your support to make it a reality.
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