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Join us and help change the lives of women and girls. If you want to make life better for a community you should start by investing in its women and girls, and that’s exactly what these four exceptional social entrepreneurs will be talking about at our next TFN collective giving event in Sydney. You will get a chance to hear their personal stories, ask questions and if inspired, make a meaningful contribution to their work.

Congratulations to the four organisations selected to pitch: Kookaburra Kids Foundation, Pollinate Energy, Women's Community Shelters and Enterprise Learning Projects. Find out more about them below.

This event is being held in collaboration with CommBank's Women in Focus and Australian Women Donors Network at Commonwealth Bank, Darling Park Tower, 201 Sussex Street (Cnr Market), Sydney from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 20 May. You can register for tickets today.

Please remember this is a giving event for donors and guests, in support of the four presenting organisations. Seats are limited. If you are from a non-profit organisation and you'd either like to observe the event or find out more about TFN we'd love to speak with you personally, please Contact Us.

Event Details:

Location: Commonwealth Bank, Darling Park, Tower 1, Level 20, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney

Time: 5:30pm for a 6pm start - 8:30pm

Date: 20 May 2015

Price: $30 

To book tickets please click here

Project #1: Kookaburra Kid's Foundation 

AKKF support kids living in families affected by mental illness, through their camps and activities. They are seeking funding for a program to help young women develop leadership skills, work associated proficiencies, personal self-development and career readiness.

Ahead of their live pitch, we had a chat with Pamela Brown, CEO, of Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (AKKF), about their unique focus on social inclusion for children who live in families affected by mental illness, the programs they offer and the substantial growth the foundation has experienced seen in the past five years.  Read the full article here. 

Project #2: Pollinate Energy

Pollinate Energy is a not-for-profit social business with a simple mission: to improve the lives of India’s urban poor. They recruit and train local female entrepreneurs or ‘Pollinators’ who provide a door-to-door service in urban slum communities selling and servicing clean energy technologies such as solar lights and non-kerosene cookstoves.

We had a chat with Alexie ahead of the pitch to learn more about Pollinate Energy and their simple mission – to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to affordable products. Read the full article here. 

Project #3: Women's Community Shelters

Women’s Community Shelters supports homeless women through the establishment of women’s shelters in partnership with local communities. Having recognised a strong local need, WCS is seeking funding to work with a community on the Mid North Coast of NSW to establish a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Annabelle spent time with us sharing the heartbreaking statistics in Australia, her vision for Women’s Community Shelters and WCS’s ground breaking tri-partite funding model.  Read the full article here. 

Project #4: Enterprise Learning Projects

Enterprise Learning Projects (ELP) works in partnership with women in remote Aboriginal communities to develop inclusive, creative and sustainable enterprise-based initiatives that support family and community goals. They are seeking funding to provide mentoring and support for women in Minyerri community to enable them to establish and run a functioning arts, enterprise and culture centre.

We spoke with Laura about the upcoming pitch, her unique angle and the incredible work ELP is doing with indigenous communities. Read the full article here.  

Event Details
  • Commonwealth Bank, Darling Park, Tower 1, Level 20, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
  • $30
  • May 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM
    May 20, 2015 8:30:00 PM
  • The Funding Network and Women in Focus
Event Details
  • Commonwealth Bank, Darling Park, Tower 1, Level 20, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
  • $30
  • May 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM
    May 20, 2015 8:30:00 PM
  • The Funding Network and Women in Focus