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Thursday, 15th October 2015 at 8:12 am
Ellie Cooper, Journalist
How can we make Australia a fairer nation and curb curb poverty and discrimination? Three small, yet highly effective organisations will tackle these tough questions at an upcoming pitching event in Melbourne hosted by The Funding Network Australia (TFN).

Thursday, 15th October 2015
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Ellie Cooper, Journalist


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Pitching for Social Justice
Thursday, 15th October 2015 at 8:12 am

How can we make Australia a fairer nation and curb curb poverty and discrimination? Three small, yet highly effective organisations will tackle these tough questions at an upcoming pitching event in Melbourne hosted by The Funding Network Australia (TFN).

TFN Melbourne 29 October, 2015

The organisations will be shining a spotlight on three specific problems: the injustice that can flow from systemic racial discrimination; gambling addiction and the impact of poker machines; and the fight for Indigenous rights.

Each champion of social change will pitch for six minutes before a live audience, hoping to raise $15,000 for their work.

The audience can pledge funds starting from just $100. It’s a chance to learn about social issues and meet genuine leaders who are really making a difference.

Watch a short video about how TFN works here.

This event is presented in partnership with the Reichstein Foundation, which has been working for a more equitable and just Australia for over 40 years. They will match-fund every contribution donors make up to a limit of $15,000 for each project, an incredible opportunity to leverage your giving.

The three organisations that will pitch their story are:

Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre provides services for newly arrived migrants with a focus on policing, discrimination and human rights. Its specific fundraising objective at our TFN event is to address problems that arise from police racial profiling. It intends hosting a series of “Know your rights/Tell your story” workshops to empower young Indigenous people and migrants to share their experience, connect with others and ultimately build the case for policy reforms in Victoria. www.policeaccountability.org.au

The Alliance For Gambling Reform is addressing gambling addiction and the impact of poker machines by facilitating community education and outreach across Australia. The Alliance hopes to raise funds for a digital media campaign and community materials, providing vital support and information to the areas of Australia that need it the most. www.gisnsw.org.au

Human Rights Law Centre protects and promotes human rights in Australia via legal action, advocacy, research and capacity building. The centre’s Indigenous Rights Unit is seeking funding to help remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities facing forced closure to understand their rights and to engage with the WA Government on decisions that will affect their future. www.hrlc.org.au

It will be held at the AMP Auditorium, Level 2, 750 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne from 5.30pm – 8.30pm on Thursday 29 October. For more information and tickets visit our website here

The Funding Network Australia is a Not for Profit organisation and part of a global network that hosts live collective-giving events across Australia. Adopting a model that has flourished in the UK since 2002, TFN provides opportunities for social entrepreneurs with small, Not for Profit organisations to pitch for funding from live audiences, and then reports back on direct results and leveraged impact. Launched in Australia in 2014, TFN has so far facilitated over $2.5 million, from more than 2500 guests at 21 collective fundraising events in support of 83 grassroots Not for Profit organisations.


Ellie Cooper  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews

Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.

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