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.

The Bridge

The Bridge

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Transforming lives through empowerment, choice, support, advocacy and connections to work and community.

The Bridge is a community-based organisation offering diverse programs to empower some of the most vulnerable people in the Darebin community. They work to provide young people with a disability with supportive work placement and employment opportunities, so they can develop their skills and reach their full potential. They are seeking funding to employ a full-time support worker, who will play a pivotal role in running the program, ensuring its long-term sustainability and educating local employers about the benefits and importance of employing people with a disability.


2018 Pitch

Funds raised: $26,111

Following their pitch, The Bridge raised an outstanding $26,111 at TFN Melbourne in February 2018. This funding will be going towards a support worker for the Bridge’s Tiered Transition Training Program. Meaning that young people with an ‘invisible disability’ are supported in getting work experience at their social enterprise café and that the industry partners are ready to support them when they move to full employment.


Learn more about The Bridge

https://www.bridge.org.au/ 

Carringbush Adult Education

Carringbush Adult Education

Coffee Cart Changing Lives (Crêpes For Change)

Coffee Cart Changing Lives (Crêpes For Change)