Previous events

  1. Sydney, Wednesday 1 March 2017

    What an incredible night at Macquarie Group. Just a brilliant experience for everyone involved. A very generous and lively crowd pledged over $400k, with $75k of Macquarie Group Foundation funding well and truly matched. Thanks to all the wonderful donors and guests, and the team at Macquarie. Congratulations to batyr; Bairo Pite Clinic; and BackTrack.

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  2. Perth, Tuesday 31 January 2017

    What a cracker evening for our 'pub pitch' in Perth! In partnership with LotteryWest, The Funding Network showcased three exceptional change-makers who are improving health, education and employment opportunities in Western Australia and beyond.

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  3. Melbourne, Thursday 17 November 2016

    Congratulations to Inner Melbourne Community Legal; Law and Advocacy Centre for Women; and Emerge. Their presentation of social change programs addressing the needs of people affected by family and domestic violence inspired a lively audience to pledge over $110,000.

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  4. Sydney, Wednesday 9 November

    Hosted by Clayton Utz, this special Sydney event featured three grassroots charities delivering programs addressing social inclusion and diversity in the workplace: Free to feed, First Hand Solutions, and The Pinnacle Foundation. Over 150 people attended on the night of the notorious US election result and an incredibly generous crowd came together to pledge over $74,000. What a brilliant result. Thank you all!

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  5. Sydney, Tuesday 6 September 2016

    Presented in collaboration with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), over 180 guests came together at The Funding Network's sold-out event on Tuesday 6 September, generously hosted by KPMG. 

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  6. Melbourne, Tuesday 9 August 2016

    Another fabulous night in Melbourne as Creative Partnerships Australia, KRA Wealth Management, AMP and the City of Melbourne hosted over 150 guests and we heard from four local grassroots charities using arts or creativity to drive social change. Congratulations to L2R, Western Edge Youth Arts, Rawcus Theatre Company and HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne), with more than $90,000 raised.

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  7. Canberra, Thursday 30 June 2016

    Canberra warmly welcomed The Funding Network's first event in the ACT on Thursday 30 June, with over 160 guests gathering at the new Vibe Hotel Canberra to support four passionate grassroots charities doing important work in their region.

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  8. Sydney, Monday 20 June 2016

    What a brilliant evening! In partnership with AMP Foundation, The Funding Network showcased four exceptional charities who are improving education and employment opportunities in our community.

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  9. Brisbane, Wednesday 15 June 2016

    What an amazing evening! Thanks to an exceptionally generous audience and match-funding support from PwC, Morgans and SilverChef, TFN Brisbane facilitated over $110,000 for three groundbreaking QLD programs. More than 120 people came together at PwC to support the work of Heartfelt Homes, CORES Australia and Orange Sky Laundry.

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  10. Sydney, Thursday 9 June 2016

    The Funding Network hosted a pop-up crowdfunding session at the Change Leadership Summit by Humanity In Business in Sydney on June 9. In this special pilot version of the TFN format, three outstanding grassroots charities – The Malpa Project, Fighting Chance and Raise Foundation pitched for five minutes only.  

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  11. Melbourne, Wednesday 13 April 2016

    The Funding Network' and the Kindred Spirits Foundation presented a heart-warming event on Wednesday 13 April at Westpac overlooking Melbourne. Over 100 guests supported three innovative grassroots charities who uplifted us with their courageous work and inspiring stories.

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  12. Sydney, Thursday 10 March 2016

    Over 200 guests gathered at Macquarie Group on Thursday 10 March in Sydney in support of four innovative charities: Bus Stop Films, KidsGive, Grameen Australia and Literacy For Life Foundation.

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  13. Perth, Wednesday 25 November, 2015

    On 25 November, four innovative social entrepreneurs pitched in Perth, inspiring the audience to pledge more than $50,000 in support of their vital work in the community. Thank you to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to PwC and Brookfield who helped make the evening possible.

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  14. Melbourne, Thursday 29 October, 2015

    On October 29, a generous audience came together in support of three inspiring organisations striving for human rights and social justice. Together they raised over $124,000 - an incredible outcome! Thank you to those who pitched, pledged and to our event partners, The Reichstein Foundation and AMP for making the event possible.

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  15. Sydney, Wednesday 21 October, 2015

    On October 21 a lively audience came together to donate over $105,000 to the four outstanding social entrepreneurs who are doing important work in the community. Many thanks to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to our event partner who made the evening possible.

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  16. Sydney, Monday 7 September, 2015

    This invitation-only event was hosted by AMP Foundation and featured four charities close to the hearts of AMP’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ - employees who volunteer with or serve on the board of a charity. 

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  17. Perth, Thursday 3 September, 2015

    On September 3 a generous audience came together to donate over $56,000 to the four outstanding social entrepreneurs who support the lives of women and girls in Australia and overseas. Many thanks to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to our event partners who made the evening possible.

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  18. Brisbane, Tuesday 16 June, 2015

    TFN's first ever event in Brisbane was held as part of Queensland Community Foundation's Philanthropy Week 2015 and was hosted by the Queensland Theatre Company, Morgans and Silver Chef. Congratulations to Human Ventures, 4MBS Silver Memories, Vulcana Women's Circus and Friends of HEAL who all presented brilliantly to a buzzing theatre with over 150 guests at the Bille Brown Studio.

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  19. Sydney, Wednesday 3 June, 2015

    As part of Vivid Ideas 2015, we combined TFN's innovative approach to collective philanthropy with Vivid’s celebration of creativity. Congratulations to I-Manifest, Treehouse Theatre, DirtyFeet and Sharing Stories, who all presented brilliantly and ignited a lively and fun pledging session.

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  20. Sydney, Wednesday 20 May, 2015

    If you want to make life better for a community you should start by investing in its women and girls, and that’s exactly what four exceptional social entrepreneurs spoke about at this incredible event. Congratulations to Kookaburra Kids Foundation, Pollinate Energy, Women's Community Shelters and Enterprise Learning Projects who all lit up the room with their passion and programs.

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  21. Sydney, Wednesday 29 April, 2015

    Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched; One Voice, Dandelion Support Network, Fair Game and LifeCircle. This invitation-only AMP event, hosted by the AMP Foundation, featured the organisations who were too big for AMP's Tomorrow Fund individual grants program, but just right for TFN.

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  22. Melbourne, Wednesday 15 April, 2015

    Our first Melbourne event for 2015 featured three outstanding documentary filmmakers whose films were finalists at Good Pitch² Australia in 2014.

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  23. Perth, Wednesday 25 March, 2015

    Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched at our March 25 event; Sensorium Theatre, SYN Media, Agelink Theatre and Youth Affairs Council of WA. Their innovative programs, using arts-based interventions, inspired the audience and ensured the evening's success. Thank you to our generous supporters Creative Partnerships Australia, PwC and the Perth Theatre Trust for a hugely successful evening.

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  24. Sydney, Tuesday 10 March, 2015

    Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched at our March 10 event; School for Life, Substation33, The 40K Foundation and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. The evening was a record-breaking success and provided outstanding support for the four fantastic nonprofits. Thank you to our generous hosts Macquarie Private Wealth and TFN founding partner Macquarie Group Foundation for a hugely successful evening.

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  25. Melbourne, Tuesday 2 December, 2014

    Congratulations to e.motion21, Good Cycles, Mayibuye and Team Wild Yachting, who were all selected by our panel of members to pitch at the TFN Melbourne event on Tuesday 2nd December. Thank you also to our event hosts Eluvia and the AMP Foundation for a wonderful evening.

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  26. Perth, Tuesday 18 November, 2014

    Thank you to our generous host, Commonwealth Bank, for a fantastic night in support of four wonderful nonprofit organisations. The audience in the room helped create a fabulous and exciting atmosphere, pulling together to ensure that each nonprofit hit their $10k fundraising target.

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  27. Sydney, Wednesday 5 November, 2014

    Thank you to our generous host, the AMP Foundation, for a wonderful night in support of four outstanding nonprofits. In spite of the stormy Sydney weather we had a great turn out, a warm atmosphere and some real success for our projects.

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  28. Melbourne, Tuesday 29 July 2014

    Thanks to our host JBWere and the dedicated efforts of the wonderful Australian Communities Foundation team this event was another sell-out affair. It was also brilliant to see so many of the ACF fund-holder community in the audience which made for a warm and sociable atmosphere...

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  29. Sydney, Thursday 26 June 2014

    After a capacity registration for this event which was generously hosted by Minter Ellison, our lively audience witnessed some of the best pitching yet from four "Arts Intervention" social-change organisations...

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  30. Melbourne, Tuesday 3 June 2014

    Thanks once again to local hosts PwC, and to our event partners for this occasion Creative Partnerships Australia. Our first Melbourne event of 2014 was a fitting return to the city following our pilot last year. Four arts-intervention organisations presented their important and inspiring work to an audience of about 80 people who all gave generously...

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  31. Perth, Tuesday 6 May 2014

    Thanks to local hosts PwC and founding partner Lotterywest, our first Perth event of 2014 was a huge success. Four inspiring social-change organisations, with very different missions, captured the audience and inspired a generous result...

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  32. Sydney, Wednesday 9 April 2014

    Another amazing night at Macquarie Group. Four outstanding presentations and a room full of enthusiastic, generous people - over 170 of them in fact...

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  33. Sydney, Wednesday 12 March 2014

    Our first official event in 2014 was actually an internal one with Macquarie Private Wealth and hosted by one of our founding partners Macquarie Group Foundation. And what a fabulous start to the TFN Australia journey...

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