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.

 
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Coaching
 
Criteria (What We're Looking For)

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What Kind of Parramatta Do You Want to Create?

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 a more sustainable future of our community.

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1) Project must demonstrate how it will create positive social change for residents, other people (visitors, workers) and/or organisations/groups within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA) and contribute to positive environmental outcomes;

2) Project must be a social enterprise initiative;

3) Applicant must be committed, if successful, to either establishing the social enterprise in the City of Parramatta LGA or running a program/project in the City of Parramatta LGA, with a view to undertaking further activities in the Parramatta area into the future;

4) Projects must have a core focus on improving environmental outcomes and contribute to the achievement of at least one of the objectives outlined in Councils Environmental Sustainability Strategy;

5) Applicants must be committed to sharing the learnings and outcomes of their project with Council

6) Willing and able to run a crowdfunding campaign in September 2019 

General Eligibility:
Assessment Criteria:

1) The extent to which the project demonstrates how it will create position social/environmental/cultural impact within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA)

2) Pitch can be related to a new/startup social enterprise or an established social enterprise that is running a program that has not been run in the Parramatta LGA before. (*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);

3) Demonstrate a clear understanding of social enterprise business models;

4) 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;

5) 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;

6) Demonstrates a diversity of future revenue generation and realistic extent and expectation of crowdfunding;

7) Evidence of need or strengths-based opportunity

8) Achievability of the project objectives;

9) Extent to which the target group has been engaged in the project development.

 
Key Dates:

Applications due: 24 July 2019 (Midnight AEST)

Call for Applications: 19 June - 24 July 2019

Selection: 24 - 31 July

Campaign development and coaching: 1 August - 9 September

Crowdfunding: 9 September - 8 October

Pitch for Good Event: 11 September 2019

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Do you have a social enterprise focused on environmental sustainability? 

Do you want to run a project in Parramatta?

Apply now for Pitch for Good Parramatta!

This is an opportunity for both new and existing social enterprises addressing environmental sustainability in Parramatta, to fundraise and validate their ideas all at the same time.

Your project may involve the launch of a brand new social enterprise or you may be looking to and expand your work to the Parramatta LGA. 

Social enterprises that contribute to positive environmental outcomes and align with the Council's Environmental Sustainability Strategy are strongly encouraged to apply!

You will receive expert training in how to pitch your ideas, a masterclass in crowdfunding and matched funds from the City of Parramatta to seed fund your crowdfunding campaign. 

Keep reading to find out how it works, the full eligibility criteria and key dates. 

Watch Pitch for Good Parramatta 2017:

Pitch for Good Parramatta 2018 campaigns included:

What Kind of Parramatta Do You Want to Create?

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

Criteria (What We're Looking For)

1) Project must demonstrate how it will create positive social change for residents, other people (visitors, workers) and/or organisations/groups within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA) and contribute to positive environmental outcomes;

2) Project must be a social enterprise initiative;

3) Applicant must be committed, if successful, to either establishing the social enterprise in the City of Parramatta LGA or running a program/project in the City of Parramatta LGA, with a view to undertaking further activities in the Parramatta area into the future;

4) Projects must have a core focus on improving environmental outcomes and contribute to the achievement of at least one of the objectives outlined in Councils Environmental Sustainability Strategy;

5) Applicants must be committed to sharing the learnings and outcomes of their project with Council

6) Willing and able to run a crowdfunding campaign in September 2019 

General Eligibility:
Assessment Criteria:

1) The extent to which the project demonstrates how it will create position social/environmental/cultural impact within the City of Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA)

2) Pitch can be related to a new/startup social enterprise or an established social enterprise that is running a program that has not been run in the Parramatta LGA before. (*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);

3) Demonstrate a clear understanding of social enterprise business models;

4) 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;

5) 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;

6) Demonstrates a diversity of future revenue generation and realistic extent and expectation of crowdfunding;

7) Evidence of need or strengths-based opportunity

8) Achievability of the project objectives;

9) Extent to which the target group has been engaged in the project development.

 
Key Dates:
  • Applications due: 24 July 2019 (Midnight AEST)
    • Call for Applications: 19 June - 24 July 2019

    • Selection: 24 - 31 July

    • Campaign development and coaching: 1 August - 9 September

    • Crowdfunding: 9 September - 8 October

    • Pitch for Good Event: 11 September 2019

 
More Reading and Resources

Do you have a social enterprise focused on environmental sustainability? 

Do you want to run a project in Parramatta?

Apply now for Pitch for Good Parramatta!

This is an opportunity for both new and existing social enterprises addressing environmental sustainability in Parramatta, to fundraise and validate an idea all at the same time!



Your project may involve the launch of a brand new social enterprise or you may be looking to and expand your work to the Parramatta LGA. 

Social enterprises that contribute to positive environmental outcomes and align with the Council's Environmental Sustainability Strategy are strongly encouraged to apply!

You will receive expert training in how to pitch your ideas, a masterclass in crowdfunding and matched funds from the City of Parramatta to seed fund your crowdfunding campaign. 



Keep reading to find out how it works, the full eligibility criteria and key dates.