The Funding Network’s live crowdfunding events are an inspiring oasis, where leading social entrepreneurs share how they’re building innovative solutions to some of the hardest challenges facing our society.
Join The Funding Network on 31 May to hear from the champions behind A Brave Life, Pathways to Resilience Trust and Happy Paws, Happy Hearts. They will each share their stories and the innovative ways they’re creating life-changing outcomes for some of QLD’s most vulnerable.
This is your chance to positively and radically disrupt traditional ways of contributing to the community. So come along, bring a friend and join The Funding Network for an inspiring night to remember.
Drinks and canapés will be provided. Families are welcome.
The Funding Network is excited to announce ABC Compass will be filming this event for a three-part documentary series.
About the pitching organisations:
Project #1: A Brave Life
A Brave Life runs peer mentoring programs for young and teenage mothers, the majority of whom are from low socio-economic backgrounds. Their Live Life Brave program supports these mothers to complete their higher education; empowering them to navigate the challenges associated with being a teenage parent, so they can be a financially independent, positive role model for their child. Funding will enable them to invest in the Live Life Brave program to positively impact the lives of more young mums in the Brisbane area, plus contribute to their Baby Bundle program, which provides free essential baby items.
Project #2: Pathways to Resilience
Did you know, one in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experiences a mental illness in any given year? And, Australian youth have the highest prevalence of mental illness of any other age group. Pathways to Resilience exists to address this, specifically in low socio-economic communities and in regional, rural and remote areas and those affected by adverse experiences. They deliver prevention programs for anxiety, depression and youth suicide, achieving positive outcomes for children, young people, families and communities. Funding will enable them to train Educators in Early Learning Centres to deliver preventative workshops in predominantly indigenous communities in remote QLD regions.
Project #3: Happy Paws, Happy Hearts
By connecting isolated Australians with rescue animals in need, Happy Paws Happy Hearts (HPHH) is effectively addressing two significant social problems: social isolation for veterans or people living with a disability, and animal abandonment. HPHH puts individuals at the centre of its services to restore their sense of purpose. They deliver on a broad range of outcomes including improved well-being, increased social participation and new employment prospects. They are seeking funding to deliver a 6-month program where veterans will train their own rescue dog to become a support animal.