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Strengthening Inclusion in Aotearoa
November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Our November event at GridAKL features innovative, grassroots charities that are working at the front line to empower diverse voices, build neighbourhood inclusion, and support new-New Zealanders to settle and thrive in Aotearoa.
MC for the event is TV3’s NewsHub journalist and presenter Aziz Al-Sa’afin.Aziz arrived in NZ as a refugee from the Gulf War and is a proud LGBT ambassador.
Come and be entertained and inspired by dynamic 6-minute pitches from:
Grow Space’s Morningside Urban Market Garden. From sites at Eden Park and Gribblehirst community hub, this collaboration grows the market garden skills of migrant and refugee women who supply hyper-local organic produce to local cafes and businesses.
Prayas Theatre Company. A South Asian theatre group who focus on story-telling from a migrant perspective and creating a safe place for this. It’s recent collaboration with Auckland Theatre Company – A Fine Balance – was highly praised by reviewers. They will be focusing on funding for the young children’s group.
Asylum Seekers Support Trust. Previously known as the Auckland Refugee Council, this organisation provides safety, support and advocacy for all people who are driven to seek asylum in New Zealand.
A fun live-pledging session follows where we hope to raise between $8,000 and $10,000 for each charity (yes, we’ve done it before!)
We ask for a minimum of $100 per pledge – however if you pledge, and how much beyond that, is entirely up to you.
Canapes and two complimentary drinks included, with a paid bar available.
For a closer look at a The Funding Network event, check out this 2-minute video.
Come for a great night out and leave knowing you’ve made a difference.
See you there!