Calling out to all community groups in the inner west region! If you’ve got a community project that you need funded, as well as a sense of fun and creativity and are not afraid to get up in front of a crowd, then Community Pitch could be for you.

Last year we put the call out and were overwhelmed with applications from local community groups, sporting clubs, schools and organisations keen to be a part of the $28,000 prize pool donated by local businesses. This year we’re setting the fundraising target to $40,000!!

With a new format and two stage process, it’s our goal to not just provide funding but to also create greater community awareness for the amazing organisations that contribute to our local community.

This year, we’re doing things a little differently…

There’s a two stage process to make it to the Community Pitch 2019 event. Community groups will be required to complete an application form AND provide a 30 second video OR photo OR copy by Monday 1st April.

1st March – 1st April – Applications OPEN

3rd – 12th April – Approved application videos, photos, copy will posted online and the community has a chance to vote for their favourite

18th April – Finalists announced!

15th May – Finalists present their live, onstage 2 minute pitch to local businesses to receive funds for their program or project

Applications – Additional Information

Eligibility Criteria

Be an Incorporated Association or have current DGR status or be a community Non-For-Profit (NFP) organisation

Have a bank account with Seddon Community Bank Branch in order to receive funds (to be opened prior to 1st April)*

Be a community based organisation located in and delivers to Seddon, Yarraville, Kingsville, Footscray, West Footscray, Maidstone or Maribyrnong

Your ‘Pitch’ must be for a specific program or project, not for general fundraising

Be able to attend the live event on Wednesday 15th May at the Yarraville Club

*Exceptions may apply. Contact us prior to applying if you have any questions

Community Pitch Applications

Applications open 1st March (9.00am) – 1st April (5.00pm)

No late submissions will be accepted

KEY DATES

Friday 1st March – Applications open (online)

Monday 1st April – Applications close

Wednesday 3rd April – Voting opens (9.00am)

Friday 12th April – Voting closes (5.00pm)

Thursday 18th April – Finalists notified

Thursday 9th May – Deadline for final event submissions (5.00pm)

Wednesday 15th May – Community Pitch Night