Be part of Pitch for Good 2017!



Once selected you will be supported by the social enterprise fundraising experts at StartSomeGood to get you ready to both give a great pitch and to run a great crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding is a significant commitment so think carefully before applying for this opportunity.

 
Crowdfunding
Pitching
 
Coaching
 
Criteria (What We're Looking For)

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Finalists will be trained in crowdfunding and pitching by StartSomeGood and paired with a mentor who has crowdfunded before. This is about honing your story and outreach plans to maximise your success! 

Pitch for Good will be the launch of your crowdfunding campaign and a huge fundraising opportunity in its own right. All ticket sales will be distributed to enterprises on the night, and the City of Parramatta will match the funds raised!

Funds raised at Pitch for Good will be pledged towards your crowdfunding campaign on StartSomeGood, giving you incredible early momentum and a great chance to more than double your funds already raised, helping you reach your fundraising goals and make a bigger difference.

How does this work?

This is a chance to use social enterprise to help create the future of our community.

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Come learn about five new social enterprises establishing in the Parramatta area. Show them your support as they launch their 30 day crowdfunding campaigns. Your $30 ticket will be exchanged for three $10 tokens to contribute towards their campaigns. But wait, your tokens will then be matched by The City of Parramatta. Grab some friends and have a fun night out while supporting some of our most exciting and inspiring social entrepreneurs.

The event will be catered by tasty Egyptian street food, Koshari Korner and feature stalls by locally-based social enterprises. 

Pitch for Good is a fun and exciting way to get to know social enterprises.  

Help these projects get off to a great start!

  • Welcome Walls: Connecting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to their new communities through public art
  • Generation Entrepreneur: Empowering disadvantaged high school students to gain entrepreneurial skills and experiences
  • State of the Arts: An online platform to investigate, engage and promote the diversity of creative initiatives and cultures across Western Sydney
  • Unwaste Your School Habitat: Community building pop-up events that engage families in how to tackle litter and waste in fun and innovative ways
  • Cinema of the Oppressed: A safe space for people who have faced adversity to learn the skills of filmmaking to share stories. 

To book your tickets, please visit the Riverside Theatre Box Office.

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  • Project must demonstrate how it will create positive social change for residents, other people (visitors, workers) and/or organisations/groups withi the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA);
  • Project must be a new social enterprise initiative;
  • Applicant must be committed to establishing the social enterprise in the City of Parramatta LGA if successful;
  • Application must be received in full by midnight September 7.
 
General Eligibility:
Assessment Criteria:
  • Extend to which the project demonstrates how it will create position social/environmental/cultural impact within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA);
  • Pitch must be related to a new/startup social enterprise (*Applications will be considered in relation to the running of a pilot for a new social enterprise, but only where evidence is provided of investment commitments which will enable the establishment of the social enterprise depending on the success of the pilot);
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of social enterprise business models;
  • Evidence that the social enterprise, proposal or pilot is ready to be established if successful in your crowdfunding campaign, including evidence of engagement with relevant individuals or groups within the LGA needed to support the project;
  • The viability and attractiveness of initial ideas for the crowdfunding campaign and evidence of commitment to running a strong crowdfunding campaign, including details of networks that will be targeted to contribute;
  • Demonstrates a diversity of future revenue generation and realistic extent and expectation of crowdfunding;
  • Evidence of need or strengths-based opportunity;
  • Achievability of the project objectives;
  • Extent to which the target group has been engaged in the project development.
 
Key Dates:
  • Applications due by midnight September 7
  • Selection by September 13
  • Crowdfunding coaching late September
  • Pitch coaching early October
  • Crowdfunding campaign soft launch October 21
  • Pitch for Good event Monday October 23
  • Crowdfunding campaigns finish November 30
 
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Applications for Pitch for Good Parramatta 2017 have now closed.
Join us for the live event on Monday 23 October.

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