The Ballarat Foundation, supported by The Funding Network, is proud to present the first annual Pitch Up Ballarat.
The event brings together civic minded members of the Ballarat community who want to support programs making a difference to local people. This will be a live crowdfunding event, whereby three local charities – as chosen by an independent selection panel – will pitch their programs that need support, and our guests will have the opportunity to donate the funds to make it happen.
Through partnerships and generous local donors, The Ballarat Foundation hopes to distribute $60,000 from this event.
The local programs that this event will be supporting:
Eureka Mums exists to provide local babies and children experiencing disadvantage with the essential nursery equipment and clothing they need for a safe start in life.
We collect and safety-check nursery equipment including cots, prams, and car seats along with items such as clothing, books, toys, nappies & other important items to distribute to those who need them most in our local community.
Ballarat Men’s Mental Health
Ballarat Men’s Mental Health works to improve mental health outcomes and reduce suicide rates for men in the Ballarat region by establishing an easily accessible men’s mental health service, partnering closely with other providers to ensure a seamless and positive experience for men and their families.
The Ballarat Foundation
The Ballarat Foundation has created a housing support fund with the aim of funding projects which reduce homelessness in the Ballarat region.
The fund will focus on:
- New and innovative solutions to end cycles of homelessness through financial support for infrastructure development
- Supporting existing homeless service providers with project-based funds