The fourth annual Community Pitch was a record breaking event this year! A record number of 25 businesses , a record number of 30 applicants for 18 places and a record prize pool of $28,400 donated on the night.
Each community group had 3 minutes to ‘pitch’ their project to the community and local businesses and the pitches were wide and varied. Footscray City College flash mobbed, the Ethiopian Community Association danced, wit incorporated sang, Yarraville Life Activities pitched a poem, Willing Older Workers baked, while others simply told their heartfelt stories.
But while the funding is an important part of the event, it was also about the sharing of what is happening in the community and the relationships that are built between like-minded people.
No doubt next year will be bigger and better!