Last night we hosted our annual Pitch In event in Sydney. Pitch In is an event where we invite 3 not for profit organistions to pitch for a share in a $50,000 grant. It is a crowd favourite on the Bennelong Foundation's community calendar as we always feel inspired and grateful for the work and service these organisations do to support their communities.
Glebe Youth Services received a grant of $17,424.
Their purpose is for all young people in Glebe reach their full potential. At GYS they believe that young people, at their full potential, are central to a thriving Glebe community. Young people make up a significant portion of their community. They contribute to Glebe today and they are the future of Glebe.
More information please visit: https://glebeyouth.org.au/
House of Welcome received a grant of $16,667
The House of Welcome exists to welcome, shelter and empower people seeking asylum and
refugees regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, nationality or religion. They provide client centred
holistic supports that nurture hope, advocate for justice and promote self-reliance, whilst
acknowledging the dignity and the rights of each individual. House of Welcome offer case work,
housing support and other settlement services.
House of Welcome Catering is a social enterprise that provides refugees and people seeking
asylum with opportunities that enable their self-determination, independence and participation in
the community. Using an evidence-based model proven to achieve social impact, our employment opportunities equip participating client cooks with the skills, confidence and qualifications to
secure their future employment in the workforce and successful settlement in Australian society.
More information please visit: https://www.houseofwelcome.org.au/
The Reconnect Project received a grant of $15,909
The Reconnect Project has a straightforward mission: to give pre-owned mobile devices a new life
by providing them to people in need. There are an estimated 23 million mobile phones sitting
unused in drawers and garages all over Australia, plus tablets and laptops that have broken or
been put aside in favour of a newer model. With a simple repair, secure erasure of data and an
overall clean, these devices are ready for (re)connecting people to family, friends and essential
services, and help close the digital divide in Australia. A clean, untracked mobile phone is essential
for a woman fleeing family violence. A person in transitional housing needs a way to be contacted
by support services. For a refugee in detention, a mobile phone provides connection to the world.
A young person without access to a computer can use a tablet or a laptop for completing studies
or applying for work.
More information please visit: https://thereconnectproject.com.au/
We encourage all of the Bennelong Foundation community and those reading here to reach out to these organisations to further support the incredible work that they do.