TFN Virtual Live, Wednesday 5 May 2021

Thanks to the support of new event partners Give52 and the Be BlueRock Foundation, as well as our generous donors, TFN's Rebuild Regional Victoria event 5 May was a success - raising close to $100,000 for three amazing organisations.  

You can watch the event here. Please fulfil your pledge or make a donation here. If you have questions, please email

 Please note that 10% of funds raised is retained by TFN in agreement with the NFPs pitching as a contribution to our operational costs

  1. Project #1: Bendigo Foodshare

    Bendigo Foodshare (BFS) provides food relief to charities, community groups, neighbourhood houses, schools and kindergartens across central Victoria. At the beginning of 2020, these organisations estimated they were providing food relief to 12,875 people per week through hampers, community meals, school breakfasts, and pantries. They are pitching to increase knowledge and skills in growing, cooking and sharing food. They will do this through creating an inclusive community space, and by setting up pathways to employment, including; a social supermarket to offer food relief; a pop-up kitchen that serves as a café or cooking club; and a food garden. 

    Find out more:

    Meet the presenter: Bridget Bentley, Manager, Bendigo Foodshare 

    Bridget has a strong belief that everyone should have access to healthy and affordable food. Since this is sadly not the case, Bridget and her team work hard to reduce food insecurity for those struggling within her community, through rescuing food otherwise destined for waste, distributing food relief and by running food skills programs.

  2. Project #2: The Power in You Project

    The PIYP is a holistic support service for individuals who have or are at risk of challenges related with substance misuse and mental health. The program takes the positives from largely negative experiences and uses them to empower participants to take control of their lives and become contributing members of the community. The program does this by structured curriculums 3 core components, -Mind through education, -Body through healthy living and Spirit through self-worth and connection. They are pitching for funding to open support for vulnerable people to connect in a positive environment. They would use the funds for wages for two support workers to be on site over the weekend.

    Find out more:

    Meet the presenter: Kane Nuttall, Founder, The Power In You Project

    Kane Nuttall founded The Power In You Project, a support service that takes the positives from largely negative experiences and uses them to empower participants to take control of their lives and become contributing members of the community.

  3. Project #3: Youth Live4Life

    Youth Live4Life is protecting lives where it matters most – saving young lives in rural communities through mental health education and suicide prevention. With several independent evaluations, an impactful and awarded evidence-based model, and a waitlist of 20+ rural and regional communities, Youth Live4Life is pitching to reach more rural communities and save more young lives. Young people are our future. They should be able to live full lives and reach their potential, wherever they live.

    Find out more:

    Meet the presenter: Bernard Galbally, CEO, Youth Live4Life

    Bernard Galbally was previously a Director of Youth Live4Life before being appointed CEO in May 2018. In that time, Youth Live4Life has expanded to six rural communities and is highlighted as an important case study in the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System's final report showcasing innovation in community-led mental health solutions for young people – “The Live4Life case study illustrates an example of a local organisation driving change in young people’s lives.”


  4. Project #4: Optional Donation to TFN