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Calling all social enterprises! Pitch Up Geelong now accepting expressions of interest

April 16, 2019

This June, the Give Where You Live Foundation will launch its first opportunity to financially support social enterprises that are focused on employment outcomes for vulnerable populations – including but not limited to: supporting refugees, young people, people with a disability, people from low socio-economic backgrounds and long term unemployed.

PITCH UP GEELONG is a live crowdfunding event powered by The Funding Network where we will connect people who want to make a change with the people who are doing it – potentially you!

We are currently seeking three social enterprises to participate in this event. We will provide:

  • Pitch coaching – our professional pitch coaching will help you better articulate what you do, not only to secure funding at the event, but from other sources in the future. By presenting your work you will gain access to new networks and valuable pro bono resources, not to mention the incredible sense of confidence that pitching to a supportive crowd brings.
  • Matched funding – The Give Where You Live Foundation and its partners including BOOM! expect to provide at least $10,000 per participating social enterprise to match pledges made to you at the event. That means every dollar raised for you on the night up to at least $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar!
  • The event – you will have the opportunity to participate in an event that will allow you to connect directly with a roomful of potential donors! You simply have to show up on the night and make your pitch.

If you are a social enterprise interested in participating in the first PITCH UP GEELONG event please read our PITCH UP GEELONG information sheet and then complete our online interest form by Monday, 6 May 2019!

For questions about this opportunity please contact Cynthia Scherer via email or phone 5229 4364.