On 6 February, the Young Funding Network, the Volunteer Centre and guests came together to raise more than £3,000 for 3 innovative social change projects. All the donations help give these organisations the funding they need to create some more serious change. In addition to money, some guests also offered their time and skills to help increase the impact of each project. If you were unable to make it on the evening or wish to relive the event, you can check out the project pitches or some photos from the night.

The not-for profits that pitched had this to say to everyone that attended and donated:

“Thank you for donating so generously to our cause. With the money raised we’ll be able to support 6 more entrepreneurs to move forward on their business journey. We look forward to continuing the conversation with many of you as we try to build a more inclusive financial market for refugees. Do get in touch if you’re interested in working with us; we’re particularly looking for businessbuddies.” Charlie 
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Healthy Living Club
“We did it! A huge thank you to all of our donors and supporters who have allowed us to continue giving people the opportunity to live well with dementia through attending our fitness sessions! If you’d like to volunteer, find out more about us or support our work in any way then please do contact us. We’d love to stay in touch.’ Tom
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Britain Has Class
“We’re absolutely blown away by the support we were shown at YFN – there are no words. Beating our target means we can do even more for working class people, pushing for more officers and ramping up our campaigns to take back the conversation. More importantly, we want to thank you for taking a chance on us. Your vote of confidence means the absolute world. We’ve got a lot planned – watch this space!” Chris 
Watch the pitch

To find out more about what the Young Funding Network do and how you can volunteer with them, visit their website. To find volunteering opportunities by the above organisations, or any of the other 400 organisations we are partnered with, then search on CareerHub. And why not follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events and opportunities and read our blog for more volunteering tips and stories.