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GIVE Wangaratta

GIVE Wangaratta is a community wide initiative to establish a charitable endowment fund for the long term needs and future of Wangaratta, its people, community groups and local non profits.

GIVE Wangaratta is a way local people can support causes they care about. Funds donated will go towards building a local community fund that will provide grants to support local projects, people and initiatives that benefit the public and charitable causes.

GIVE Wangaratta is a sub-fund of the Into Our Hands Community Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation that has been working with local communities across northeast Victoria since 2010.

The fund is overseen by a local advisory group made up of Wangaratta residents and funds raised are managed and stay in our local community.

The initial goals of the GIVE Wangaratta initiative is to raise enough funds to create an endowed fund that can support grantmaking annually. Grant making will support a range of charitable causes and organisations that are priorities for local people, with particular focus on those that are vulnerable, young people and families.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. As a sub-fund of Into Our Hands Community Foundation, GIVE Wangaratta can receive donations of cash, property and shares.

GIVE Wangaratta’s Signature Event PITCH UP raises $100K for community projects. 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters, NE Tracks LLEN, NESAY benefit from GIVE Wangaratta Pitch Up Event

THREE Wangaratta and North East community organisations have received a share in more than 100,000 as part of the latest GIVE Wangaratta Pitch Up fundraising event.

Organisations Big Brothers Big Sisters Wangaratta received $47,200, NE Tracks LLEN received $25,600 and NESAY $27,500, much to the delight of the recipients and the audience. Held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre (WPACC), generous locals dug deep to make the programs a reality and enhance and enrich the lives of young people in the North East region. Into Our Hands Foundation chair Ruth Kneebone said ticket sales had been strong since they went on sale.

“There were 115 attendees, which was marvellous, and each came with a positive and generous mindset,” Ruth said. “As the night evolved, personal stories mixed with good humour and wit gathered momentum and drove the giving to totals beyond our expectations. “We were absolutely thrilled for the three pitching charities that will now progress confidently to deliver their projects.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters Wangaratta was hoping for $20,000 to re- launch the Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Mentoring Program so the increased amount was an exciting surprise. The contribution will help fund the recruitment of volunteers, their rigorous screening, in depth training, the careful pairing of the right young person and ongoing support for the duration of the program……..

Pitch Up 2022 Photo Gallery