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AMP Foundation teams up with The Funding Network for a special pitch-and-pledge event
18 March 2021

Following the success of last year’s virtual event, the AMP Foundation is once again joining forces with The Funding Network (TFN) for a crowdfunding event to raise funds for three charities founded by AMP Tomorrow Makers.

This will be the eleventh TFN fundraising event hosted by the AMP Foundation. Last year, TFN and AMP Foundation pivoted to create a virtual crowdfunding event, adapting to COVID challenges. Despite the new virtual format, the event successfully raised more than $250,000 in donations including matched funding by the AMP Foundation.

This year, the event will encompass both virtual and live elements for a special hybrid event with the AMP Foundation aiming to exceed the $250,000 raised at last year’s event. The AMP Foundation will also be matching donations made, up to $30,000 for each charity.

Three AMP Tomorrow Fund grant recipients will be pitching their entrepreneurial charities and share their inspiring stories on the night to raise funds:

Plate It Forward, co-founded by Shaun Christie-David

Plate It Forward provides employment, meals and hope to people experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. Through a catering company, restaurant-quality meal donation program, community kitchen and an employment and training school, they support the most vulnerable while building pathways to career and business ownership. They are pitching to provide paid employment opportunities for vulnerable community members, who will be trained to prepare the food delivered back to their peers through the meal donation program.

The Generous and the Grateful, co-founded by Carmen Platt

The Generous and the Grateful turns housing into a home for some of the most vulnerable amongst us so that they may survive, and then thrive. They support survivors of abuse, homelessness and persecution, ensuring they have key household goods like a bed, fridge, table and sofa, which benefits both people and the planet by reducing unnecessary landfill. They are pitching to expand their ability to connect excess with need as they continue to increase efficiency and meet demand.

DeadlyScience, founded by Corey Tutt

DeadlyScience aims to provide STEM resources and mentoring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and remote schools across Australia. To date, it has shipped more than 16,000 books, 500+ telescopes and resources and engaged in more than 700 hours of virtual lessons. They are pitching to expand their tech capability to deliver lessons to remote communities and to put STEM resources into languages for the first time ever. 

The three presenters, Shaun, Carmen and Corey, will pitch their ventures to receive pledges for donations from the live and virtual audience. They will receive presentation coaching from TFN and will be matched with an AMP employee advocate to provide additional support.

Register to virtually attend the AMP Foundation and TFN event on 30 March from 6:00-8:00pm AEDT here.

About the AMP Foundation

The AMP Foundation is the main vehicle through which AMP invests in the community. Since 1992, it has distributed more than $100 million to the community.

Its goal is to help create a better tomorrow for Australians, by investing in community involvement and capacity-building programs and partnerships.