Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

A Brave Life

A Brave Life

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A Brave Life runs peer mentoring programs for young and teenage mothers, the majority of whom are from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Their Live Life Brave program supports these mothers to complete their higher education; empowering them to navigate the challenges associated with being a teenage parent, so they can be a financially independent, positive role model for their child. Funding will enable them to invest in the Live Life Brave program to positively impact the lives of more young mums in the Brisbane area, plus contribute to their Baby Bundle program, which provides free essential baby items.


2018 Pitch

Funds Raised: $35,800

Melissa knows first-hand the unique challenges of being a young mum. During her pitch at TFN Brisbane, she spoke of the stigma and shame that is still associated with it and the impact this has on these young women. Melissa was pitching for funding so A Brave Life can reach more of these young mothers and provide mentoring programs and baby goods in their 'baby bundle program'. 


Learn more about A Brave Life

abravelife.com.au/

The Venny

The Venny

Pathways to Resilience

Pathways to Resilience