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.

Congratulations to Top Blokes Foundation, the Manjeri School Project, First Hand Solutions and Joiningthedots, who raised between them $68,300. Thank you to every person who showed support on the evening - both live and over the livestream and Twitter.

Read all about the event here: Contagious Giving

See photos from the event and watch the pitches. 
To watch the event again via our livestreamed video recording, click here.

  1. Project #1: Top Blokes Foundation

    Top Blokes Foundation is a youth-led organisation that tackles the anti-social and risk-taking behaviours of at-risk young men. Junior Top Blokes is an early-intervention 8-week peer-mentoring program for disadvantaged teenage boys aged 14-17, aimed at critical points within their prime risk-taking stage. Program topics include: Risk Taking, Peer Pressure, Mental Health, Anger Management, Online Behaviours (pornography, sexting, cyberbullying), Drugs/Alcohol and Goal-Setting. 

    Watch Melissa Abu-Gazaleh's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised: $16,088

    800x400 Read Top Blokes' Application Form
    800x400 Read Top Blokes' Financials

  2. Project #2: The Manjeri School Project

    The Manjeri School Project is a youth run international development organisation that seeks to empower rural Ugandan communities through education and sustainable development practices. To achieve this the organisation has built up a primary school that delivers quality outcomes and seeded local enterprises that will fund the school into perpetuity.

    Watch Nick Harrington's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised: $17,957

     800x400 Read The Manjeri School Project's Application Form
     800x400 Read The Manjeri School Project's Financials

  3. Project #3: First Hand Solutions

    First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation is based in La Perouse, their aim is to find hands-on solutions to issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Back to Bush project is a cultural re-engagement program for Aboriginal youth aged between 9 and 14 who have offended, or who are at risk of offending, or in out-of-home care. The program engages and supports young Aboriginal males through culture and mentoring.

    Watch Peter Cooley's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised: $19,500

    800x400 Read First Hand Solutions' Application Form
    800x400 Read First Hand Solutions' Financials

  4. Project #4: Joiningthedots

    The vision of joiningthedots is to see communities become fully alive to the interconnections which lead to a meaningful, sustainable life for the earth and its inhabitants. joiningthedots has initiated The Welcome Dinner Project, bringing together newly arrived and established Australians in local homes, sharing food and rediscovering our common humanity.

    Watch Penny Elsley's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised: $15,131

    800x400 Read Joiningthedots' Application Form
    800x400 Read Joiningthedots' Financials