StartSomeGood recently hosted Pitch for Good, our first live crowdfunding event (we’ve been partnered with a few before but never organised it ourselves) focusing on female-founded social enterprises in Melbourne, in partnership with the City of Melbourne and supported by Forming Circles Fund and The League of Extraordinary Women.
It was a lot of fun!
A sold-out audience of supporters saw four great projects present and then got to choose to which project(s) their $30 ticket would support. 100% of ticket proceeds went directly to the four organisations to help them launch crowdfunding campaigns on StartSomeGood and the project with the most support gained an additional $3,000 boost thanks to Forming Circles Fund.
The winning project on the night was Bright Sparks – congratulations!
But all these projects deserve to be winners because they’re all doing amazing work for the community. And with your help, than can be. All four finalists have launched crowdfunding campaigns and are looking for your support!
The Community Grocer is a weekly open fruit and vegetable market at 510 Lygon Street in Carlton. It was started in October 2014, and provides access for over 130 people living in public housing to fresh and affordable food. They are currently fundraising to open a new weekly market at a second location in Melbourne.
The Nappy Collective Inc. (TNC) is a community based not for profit charity based in Melbourne. Harnessing the power of collective giving, The Nappy Collective run bi-annual national campaigns to collect left over unused disposable nappies which are then distributed to organisations that support families in crisis and victims of family violence at a critical time. They are currently launching a social enterprise to support this work.
Bright Sparks is a not-for-profit enterprise that will rescue small appliances to keep them out of landfill. E-Waste is a large and growing problem. Diverting from landfill is not only reduces rubbish but also the demand for the many minerals that go into our technology.
Recipe 4 Change is a team of like- minded food professionals working together to open a food space in the City of Melbourne to provide a workplace for job seekers of all abilities to learn and grow in a supportive and encouraging environment, where we celebrate who you are. They want to close the gap on food waste, unemployment and food insecurity. Their crowdfunding campaign will pay for a van and the first year’s operation.
We’re now looking for partners to co-present Pitch for Good in other cities around Australia so we can showcase more great female social entrepreneurs. Get in touch if you’re interested.