The Funding Network is live crowdfunding meets Dragon’s Den, where fun meets philanthropy. It's a great night out and you leave knowing you have made a difference.

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Tech & Innovation - Building a better world

The Funding Network and GridAKL are excited to announce that the generous people at our live crowdfunding event during NZ Tech Week 2018 on 22nd May raised $28,000 for our three amazing social change projects! 

Check out the video HERE - It's two minutes well spent!

x Heartfelt thanks to our event crew, especially our volunteers. x

The three projects were: 

We make happy tackles the issue of deprivation and need amongst the 40,000 homeless and those living in poverty through a mobile and web app called APPINESS that seamlessly and directly connects “I need” people with “I can help” people.

The Kindness Institute supports young people to improve their own mental health, stress management and leadership capabilities through mindfulness-based programmes. It's powerful stuff: their ATAWHAI program has 100% of rangatahi (youth) reporting a reduction in stress.

 Everybody Eats is a not for profit, pay as you feel dining concept. They rescue food and turn it into restaurant quality meals, that customers pay whatever they like for. Everybody is welcome meaning most customers are homeless, elderly or suffer mental health issues. 


Stay tuned for announcement of the second event of 2018!

We will post the Selection Guidelines and

Application Process info and Application Form here.

To make it painless to apply we have a two phase application process. The first step is to submit an Expression of Interest. This can be written or in video form. (See our Application Process info and application form for details.) GOOD LUCK! 


TFN's first private corporate event with ASB

Three innovative grass roots charities pitched to a spirited audience of generous donors at The Funding Network’s event last August, raising $22,750 for their causes.

The charities, InsideOUT, Urutapu and the Wellbeing Trust inspired the audience to support their causes with moving six-minute presentations. A lively pledging session followed where funds were raised for each charity.

The theme for the event was Diversity & Inclusion, and was held in partnership with ASB at their Cube event space in Auckland’s North Wharf.  A big thank you to everyone involved in making the event a great success.

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Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking work of local, innovative social change charities through one of our live crowd-funding events. 

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