Dreamstarter helps launch, grow and scale start-up for-purpose enterprises through funding and capacity building.
Date/Deadline: 31 Mar, 2018

There are hundreds of social entrepreneurs in Australia with the ideas and energy to create positive change in the world. The problem is, without proper support, getting these projects off the ground so everyone can realise their potential can be difficult.

ING is here to change this.

The ING Dreamstarter community provides knowledge, support and funding to help a wide range of social projects with scholarships, crowdfunding support and grants for growth. Since launching in 2014, the Dreamstarter crowdfunding program has supported over 70 social entrepreneurs to raise more than $1.5 million for social impact projects across the country – from empowering refugees and migrants with training and employment in the fashion industry to reducing the use of single-use plastics by providing sustainable alternatives.

Here’s how Dreamstarter Crowdfunding works:

  • Each social project will set a tipping point they need to raise for their project via crowdfunding. For selected projects, ING will pledge up to 50 per cent of the tipping point to help build momentum and reach the target.
  • Projects will then need to use their own networks to crowdfund the remaining 50 per cent of the pledges, with the help of ING’s promotional support.
  • Once the project successfully meets its tipping point, all pledges are then turned into real donations – giving the project the funds it needs to get off the ground.

Alongside the crowdfunding program, Dreamstarter provides campaign training and support, grants for growth, providing a financial boost to help take your social enterprise to its next stage.

Applications are now open for the latest round of Dreamstarter, an online crowdfunding initiative supported by StartSomeGood that helps get ideas for social change off the ground. Apply today!

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