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.

A generous audience raised over $39,000 for the three finalists: Fair Game; Teach Learn Grow; and Classroom of Hope. 

See photos from the event and watch the videos.

Event Partners:

 lottery west        EVENTS LARGER THAN 100PX

  1. Project #1: Fair Game

    Fair Game provides unique health education, fitness programs and recycled sports equipment to improve the mental and physical health of under serviced communities around Australia, including the Pilbara region. They are seeking support to continue to engage and improve social capital in remote Pilbara communities through location visits and to further develop their core programs; Game On! (unique fitness activities), which aims to reduce preventable disease such as diabetes and heart disease, and Healthy Communities (interactive health education sessions) designed to reduce the incidence of communicable disease such as gastroenteritis, impetigo and influenza through safe hygiene practices.

    Watch the 6-minute pitch

    Funds raised: $12,055

    Read Fair Game's Application
    Read Fair Game's Financials

  2. Project #2: Teach Learn Grow

    Teach Learn Grow exists to address educational inequity by providing rural and Indigenous Western Australian students with free 1:1 tuition and mentoring, with a vision for every West Australian child to attain an excellent education, regardless of background, location or circumstance. To continue this important work, TLG is seeking monetary support to continue to grow their Rural Program, which sends volunteers out to rural WA communities to conduct 1:1 Australian Curriculum mathematics tutoring during a week-long visit to a school, and their eMentor program that provides online interactive mentoring to upper-primary students in rural WA in preparation for their transition to high school, and supplements their Rural Program to ensure a sustainable impact.

    Watch the 6-minute pitch

    Funds raised: $16,155

    Read Teach Learn Grow's Application
    Read Teach Learn Grow's Financials 

  3. Project #3: Classroom of Hope

    Classroom of Hope provides access to quality education to children in the developing world by partnering with local NGOs to building schools, create child-friendly school environments and distribute scholarships, in aid of helping them realise their greatest potential. They require funding support for the second year of their STEM4Women program, designed to empower young, vulnerable girls/women to tap into a global movement that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies for 10 young women in 2-year tertiary-vocational degrees, with the aim to include career counselling and confident entry into the workforce.

    Watch the 6-minute pitch

    Funds raised: $11,705

    Read Classroom of Hope's Application
    Read Classroom of Hope's Financials