Calling all inspired Australian changemakers! You have until 31 March 2015 to apply for ING Dreamstarter, a program that is helping Australia’s most inspiring go-getters make positive change in Australian communities.Through Dreamstarter, ING will invest $100,000 in social good ventures in 2015.
Campaigns which are selected to participate in Dreamstarter run a crowdfunding campaign on StartSomeGood, which allows the public to have a say in which of the projects should receive funding from ING. The Dreamstarter projects which reach their ‘tipping point’ fundraising goal will receive matched funding of up to 50% of that goal.
We are proud to be partnering with ING Direct for the third year, as the official Dreamstarter crowdfunding platform. Over the journey, we’ve been delighted to host crowdfunding campaigns from some amazing and inspiring Dreamstarter projects.
Previous Dreamstarter success stories include social change innovators UPSTANDING, Social Pops, Words with Heart, and Avoca Beachside Markets. Through the Dreamstarter program, One Night Stand Sleepwear was able to make their dream a reality. They are a social enterprise selling sleepwear to create a better future for homeless youth. Funds from every sale go towards helping a young person sleeping rough on a path to a better future, through providing funds towards nourishment and assisting with job readiness. Read about more amazing Dreamstarter campaigns here.
If selected for the Dreamstarter program, participants will need to run their crowdfunding campaign on StartSomeGood for 30 days from May – June 2015. For further information or to apply, please visit the ING Dreamstarter website.