The Funding Network Sydney - Live Crowdfunding for Powerful Social Change

The Funding Network Australia
01 Jun 2017
17:30 - 20:30
PwC, Level 17, One International Towers, Watermans Quay Barangaroo, NSW 2000 Australia

The Funding Network (TFN) event is a live crowdfunding experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. Imagine TEDx crossed with a friendly Dragon’s Den. Three social entrepreneurs each have six minutes to pitch projects that are designed to help some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in the community. These initiatives all use creativity and the arts in new, innovative ways. For anyone interested in how ground-breaking ideas can improve society, this is a must-see event.

After pitching and a brief Q&A, presenters leave the room and audiences are invited to publicly pledge their support for each project. Donations start at $100 and there is no obligation to give, however the excitement of live crowdfunding can inspire unexpected generosity. The goal is to raise at least $15,000 for each project and all pledges will be matched collectively by Creative Partnerships Australia and PwC (up to $20,000 per project). Thanks to the power of collective giving, most projects exceed their fundraising targets.

Presented by The Funding Network in collaboration with Creative Partnerships Australia and hosted by PwC.


About The Funding Network

The Funding Network started in the UK in 2002 and holds regular live crowdfunding events where members and guests can discover and engage with innovative charitable projects. TFN gives people the opportunity to pool their time and resources to fund charitable projects that catalyse social change. These events now attract inspiring presenters and generous audiences around the globe from London and Singapore to New York and Sydney.

About Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia works to increase investment in Australia’s arts sector; bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector for the benefit of all Australians. Creative Partnerships Australia is supported by the Australian Government through the Cultural Development Program of the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department.