Connect for Youth

Experience the magic of collective giving at Connect for Youth - Sir David Martin Foundation's exciting annual crowdfunding event

The Funding Network

Connect for Youth crowdfunding event

Thursday 7 April 2022 from 5.30PM AEDT

ASX Sydney or online

Join us for Connect for Youth, an exciting ‘pitch & pledge’ charity evening to harness the power of collective giving, powered by The Funding Network Australia. Through philanthropy, together we will create lifesaving change for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

During the event you’ll hear about the impact of Triple Care Farm’s youth treatment programs during three short ‘shark tank’ pitches, before making your pledge.

Register now

How does it work?

The evening event will be hosted by a guest MC, who will introduce you to three exceptional speakers who are passionate about Triple Care Farm’s life-saving youth drug and alcohol programs. Stay tuned for the announcement of our speakers and MC for 2022!

Each speaker receives 6 minutes to deliver their pitch about why their program deserves your support. Then the fun really starts!  Audience members pledge their financial support for each pitch in a fast paced and interactive giving segment.

At the end of the night we reveal the total amount raised, against a backdrop of laughter, tears and gratitude! Drinks and light refreshments are served before and during the event.

You can watch the highlights of the 2021 event in the short video below!

Who should attend?

Everyone! This event is for anyone who is committed to helping vulnerable young Australians break the devastating cycle of addiction! This special crowdfunding evening offers a new & exciting way of giving for individuals, families, schools and corporates. Hear from the people at the front line of the programs, and learn about the impact they are having each day for young people in crisis, before committing your donation. There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with speakers and guests  – you can even challenge your friends and colleagues to match your donation. Together, we can connect and make real and lasting change for young people seeking help to turn their lives around.

What is The Funding Network?

The Funding Network (TFN) connects forward-thinking funders and businesses with grassroots organisations to drive positive social change. Their high-energy TFN Live crowdfunding events raise vital funds for the greater good.  Learn more about recent TFN events here

Register to attend now

Seats at Connect for Youth are FREE but strictly limited, so register early. We also offer a convenient option to attend the event virtually alongside friends and colleagues. Please register below to secure your attendance

    Want to know more?

    We’d love to hear from you! Simply email Jenny Leahy at if you want more information about how to get involved with Connect for Youth.

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