Our November event at GridAKL features innovative, grassroots charities that are working at the front line to empower diverse voices, build neighbourhood inclusion, and support new-New Zealanders to settle and thrive in Aotearoa.
MC for the event is TV3's NewsHub journalist and presenter Aziz Al-Sa'afin. Aziz arrived in NZ as a refugee from the Gulf War and is a proud LGBT ambassador.
Come and be entertained and inspired by dynamic 6-minute pitches from:
- Grow Space’s Morningside Urban Market Garden. From sites at Eden Park and Gribblehirst community hub, this collaboration grows the market garden skills of migrant and refugee women who supply hyper-local organic produce to local cafes and businesses.
- Prayas Theatre Company. A South Asian theatre group who focus on story-telling from a migrant perspective and creating a safe place for this. It’s recent collaboration with Auckland Theatre Company - A Fine Balance - was highly praised by reviewers. They will be focusing on funding for the young children’s group.
- Asylum Seekers Support Trust. Previously known as the Auckland Refugee Council, this organisation provides safety, support and advocacy for all people who are driven to seek asylum in New Zealand.
A fun live-pledging session follows where we hope to raise between $8,000 and $10,000 for each charity (yes, we’ve done it before!)
We ask for a minimum of $100 per pledge - however if you pledge, and how much beyond that, is entirely up to you.
Canapes and two complimentary drinks included, with a paid bar available.
For a closer look at a The Funding Network event, check out the video on our website.
Come for a great night out and leave knowing you’ve made a difference.
See you there!