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City crowdfunding evening raises over £15k for charity

Nov 16th 2015
The City Funding Network. Credit: Tom Chadwick/The Funding Network

The latest City Funding Network event raised nearly £16k for charities in less than half an hour.

The evening hosted at The Blind Pig, the basement speak-easy of The Anthropologist, saw three different charities given six minutes each to pitch to a room full of young City professionals for vital funds. Attendees were then given the opportunity to pledge money during a live crowd-funding session which led to a total of £15,868 being raised.

The three charities supported on the night were:

  • Migration Museum Project, a project developing workshops for secondary school pupils to discuss and tackle the issue of migration
  • FRANK Water, a charity working to provide access to safe water for rural communities in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Team Up, an organisation training University students to provide mentoring to disadvantaged pupils and in-turn offer better opportunities in life.

The next City Funding Network event will take place in 2016. To register your interest and become a member email Karen.

The Funding Network is hosting a festive fundraiser on 30 November. Click here to learn more and book your place.

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