Monday, December 21, 2015
Befriend was selected as one of four finalists for the Perth Funding Network event held on the 25th of November 2015. Nick presented a 6-minute pitch to the audience of individuals, foundations and corporations with the aim of raising $10,000 – see his pitch here. Supporters in the audience included Befriend members Simone Diston and Tom Linden-Wood, along with Kathleen Burton, Claire Stokes and Lisa Dobrin.
The Starter Kit is a project that the Befriend Team has been working on, to provide mentoring services the enable more individuals to attend Befriend events and make social connections. The pitch that Nick presented was successful in driving members of the audience to pledge $11,500 towards the project, which will allow the Starter Kit to work with over 75 individuals to bring them into the Befriend community.