For our first 2017 Sydney event, The Funding Network is partnering with Macquarie Group to showcase a diverse group of grassroots nonprofits and social entrepreneurs presenting inspiring programs that provide opportunity, drive positive impact and strengthen the communities in which we live through social innovation.
Congratulations to the three finalists who will be pitching on the night: batyr; Bairo Pite Clinic; and BackTrack.
This is a giving event in support of the organisations pitching. If you represent a nonprofit yourself and would like to find out more about TFN, then we'd love to hear from you directly, so please Contact Us. In case you didn't already know, TFN is a non-profit too. We retain 10% of funds raised on the night to enable us to keep building the capacity of great grassroots non-profits.
This event is now fully booked, so if you'd like to go on our waitlist please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite 1 in 4 young people suffering a mental health issue by the end of adolescence, mental health issues are not openly discussed and remain the ‘elephant in the room’. Mental ill health holds a stigma that prevents open and frank exchanges and is a barrier to young people getting the help they need. batyr speakers share their life experiences of mental ill health such as depression, anxiety, stress, bullying and personal health. They discuss the first hand benefits of reaching out, what avenues of support helped them and show students they are not alone and help is always available. To continue to reach more young people with messages of hope, resilience and recovery batyr seeks funding for their ‘Being Herd’ speaker training workshops. These workshops are key in training more young people to share their lived-experience of with or through mental ill-health and help to empower a generation of young Australians to not feel they need to suffer in silence.
The Bairo Pite Clinic aims to address the multitude of serious health issues currently affecting 1.3 million people in Timor-Leste, with an audacious goal to help change the health of a nation. With Timor-Leste in desperate need of primary health care, the Bairo Pite Clinic group of Australian doctors are highly motivated to provide newly-trained Timorese doctors with high quality learning environments in which to develop their clinical skills. As such, they are seeking assistance to finance the expansion of consulting rooms and a training centre, and eventually be able to pay the salaries of the Timorese doctors that they employ.
BackTrack employs an innovative model of engagement and community connection through programs that support the development of real life skills and pathways to employment for young people at risk from substance abuse, suicidal ideation, criminal behaviour and educational disengagement. In order to address these social problems and plug critical service gaps that currently exist in rural communities, BackTrack are seeking support for a residential program that addresses deficiencies in the out of home care system, offering care in a safe and nurturing ‘home-like’ environment on a full time basis, having a significant impact at times of highest risk of anti social behaviour and most importantly the safety of young people. www.backtrack.org.au