What a joyful evening we shared as part of TFN Virtual Live on 1 June, capping off our events calendar for the financial year by coming together for a magical night of collective giving. Together, we raised an incredible $154,300 for three passionate social change leaders making a real difference to communities in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
Congratulations to Jack, Mir and Dave on their compelling, heartfelt pitches which you can watch on our Roots of Change page. The amounts pledged to each organisation were:
LiteHaus International: $44,100
Scarf Community Organisation: $43,800
A huge thank you to event host Accenture, along with VivCourt Trading and Corporate Match 2.0, for generously providing matched funding. If you missed out or want to relive the night, watch the replay via our YouTube channel and share it with your network!
Please note that 10% of funds raised is retained by TFN in agreement with the NFPs pitching as a contribution to our operational costs
Scarf is a not-for-profit social enterprise that runs hospitality training, mentoring and paid work experience programs. For over ten years, Scarf has worked closely with the community sector and the hospitality industry to make employment more equitable for young people facing barriers to work. Since 2010 Scarf has partnered with over 100 Melbourne restaurants to transform hundreds of lives. They are pitching to run two 'Skill up with Scarf' programs, each providing trainee opportunities for 12 young people with employment barriers.
Find out more: scarfcommunity.org
Meet the presenter: Mir Bugti, Restaurant and Training Manager
RuffTRACK leads transformational youth programs for young people aged 13-17 years old who have dis-engaged with school and the community. RuffTRACK provides skills, education and a sense of self-worth while reconnecting young people with their community. This program is based around working with a wide range of animals such as horses, dogs, alpacas and poultry. They are pitching to raise awareness for The Fablads Project which helps young participants learn valuable metal fabrication skills.
Find out more: rufftrack.com
Meet the presenter: David Graham, Co-Founder
David Graham, also known as Farmer Dave, is an internationally recognised dog training expert and Dog Trainer of the Year award recipient. He runs the number one dog sports and dog entertainment provider in Australia and appeared at most Royal and regional shows across Australia. Farmer Dave has used his platform to promote his passion for rural Australia, equality and mental health.