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Over the past eight years, Raise has mentored 3,400 young people at risk of disengagement.

Since 2013, Impact100Melbourne has distributed more than $400,000 to Melbourne’s charitable organisations, providing game-changing grants to recipients through one high impact grant each year. This year Impact100 Melbourne is hoping to reach a total of gifts distributed of $500,000.

Impact100Melbourne’s Major Grant 2017 will be awarded to a charitable organisation addressing the theme of “Education: Promoting Learning”.

“Our final four organisations use a range of approaches to education including mentoring, homework clubs and scholarship programs. They bring a diverse outlook to meeting the education needs identified in their communities” said Sharon Nathani, Chair of the Grants Committee.


The final four, all based in Melbourne’s western suburbs, are: Banksia Gardens Community Association; EdConnect; Raise Foundation; and Western Chances.

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Since 2004, Western Chances has helped more than 2,500 motivated young people in Melbourne’s west achieve their potential.

Members of Impact100 Melbourne can see the work of these organisations up close at site visits and a specially commissioned short film will be produced for the Impact100 Melbourne Grant Awards Night on 16 November.

Members of Impact100 Melbourne will vote to choose who will receive the major grant which will make a substantial impact for one small organisation. The other finalists will also receive a small grant.

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EdConnect inspires older generations to inspire the next by mentoring and providing learning support to young people who are at risk of not fulfilling their educational potential.

“I believe that any of our final four organisations would make a wonderful major grant recipient as they do such great work. Our members feel tremendous satisfaction from amplifying their contributions through giving collectively,” said Founding Committee Member Rikki Andrews.

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Banksia Gardens operates in one of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities. 80,000 people go through its doors each year to attend playgroups, study groups, classes and training courses.

All donors of $1,000 or more are entitled to one vote. Tickets to the event are available here.

Impact100Melbourne is a collective of donors who contribute $1,000 each, together donating up to $100,000 annually in Melbourne. Impact100 Melbourne is always happy to welcome new members and anyone can join as an individual, a couple or a syndicate.

Private Ancillary Funds and other charitable trusts can also support Impact100 Melbourne by making a pledge commitment.

Impact100 Melbourne operates as a named sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.