15 November 2019
Pitch Up Wangaratta, an exciting collective giving event celebrating local changemakers in Wangaratta, was held on November 26 last year. Powered by The Funding Network, the event gave three selected charities the opportunity to pitch their local initiative for a share of over $30 000, to promote the transformative effects of philanthropy and to strengthen community support for local charities.
Give Wangaratta fund manager Sarah Thompson said that the community response has been touching. “It’s been moving to see just how many businesses, individuals and families in the Wangaratta community want to give back to this great town.”
The three finalists were Upper Murray Family Care, Pangerang Community House and Alpine Valleys Community Leadership. Together, over $65,000 was raised for these organisations, providing funding and support for programs improving the lives of children, youth or families in the Wangaratta area.