The Funding Network is the largest collective giving movement in Australia. Our 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 us on 11 April to hear from the three remarkable women behind Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, Zara’s House Refugee Women’s Centre and The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge. They’re bold, ambitious and dedicated to achieving change for some of Australia’s most marginalised communities.
Book your spot now to be part of their journey creating a better future. The AMP Foundation will generously match pledges on the night.
Families are welcome – we encourage kids to come along as it’s an effective, exciting way to teach them about helping others.
About the pitching organisations:
Project #1: Mama Lana’s Community Foundation
Mama Lana’s Community Foundation (MLCF) is dedicated to supporting our often forgotten homeless and underprivileged community in the Penrith region. They provide home-cooked meals six nights a week as well as holistic support to people suffering homelessness, enabling them to advance their well- being and prospects for future independence. MLCF is seeking funding to install a commercial kitchen on their new premises; to create a stable, safe and welcoming environment where people can seek regular support as well as referrals to other local organisations.
Project #2: Zara’s House Refugee Women’s Centre
Zara’s House exists to provide a safe and supportive place, where refugee and Australian women in the Newcastle area can create shared experiences, make friends, and share stories and skills. They offer a range of support programs, including language classes, citizenship test preparation, women’s health, child development and family relationships, to empower migrant and refugee women and enable them to better settle into the local community. They are seeking funding to run learning days for the refugee women and children who have been deprived of schooling in childhood learning.
Project #3: The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge
The Sanctuary Women’s and Children’s Refuge is one of the only refuges in the country that offers temporary crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence with their pets. The pets stay with women and children in units, which Simone and her loyal supporters have made welcoming and secure. The refuge also offers holistic support to help these women build healthy, safe and independent futures. They are seeking funding for a safe small car to transport women and their children to appointments and school, plus also to assist with the day-to-day running of the refuge.