WA entrepreneur’s war on waste wins top grant at Dreams for a Better World Grand Final
Published on 08 February 2019
Congratulations 2018 grand finalists
At Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves on 7 February 2019 six grand finalists pitched their dream for the chance to receive the Dreams for a Better World 2018 first place grants.
Greenbatch Foundation won the not-for-profit category and $30,000 in grants to run WA’s only plastic reprocessing program and get more than 300,000 students to collect and recycle plastic PET bottles.
GG’s Flowers & Hampers won the small business category and $10,000 in grants. Nip and Lauren stole the show with their heartfelt pitch to help them expand GG’s and employ more people with disabilities.
Plate up Project was also awarded a $10,000 grant for receiving the most votes during the not-for-profit People’s Choice competition in November 2018. Congratulations Donna Stolzenberg for rallying the National Homeless Collective’s supporters to vote for your dream.
Congratulations to Erika Gleeson, Founder of Autism Swim, Brett Phillips the Decay Slayer and Erica Rose Jeffry, Director of Dance for Parkinson’s Australia for sharing their inspiring pitch and receiving additional grants to help their dreams for a better world come true.
Congratulations to all the grassroots initiatives that received a share of $150,000 in grants in 2018.
Community grant grand finalists:
Small business grant grand finalist:
Community grant round recipients:
- Second Shot
- Friends with Dignity
- Suncoast spinners
- Queensland Youth Services
- Compassionate Friends Victoria
Apply now for your chance to make a difference with a Dreams for a Better World grant.
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