Goodman Derrick host The Funding Network - over £38,000 raised

On 24th January Goodman Derrick hosted The Funding Network's latest live crowdfunding event which raised over £38,000 for four social change projects.

Celine Gagnon, CEO at The Funding Network, said:

"We are hugely grateful to our friends at Goodman Derrick for hosting yet another great crowdfunding event last month. Between the team, TFN and our generous guests, we drummed up nearly £40,000 for 4 projects tackling social needs such as education, employment and mental health. The Funding Network is proud of its ongoing collaboration with Goodman Derrick and we look forward to seeing you all again next year."

Stepahnie Brobbey, Senior Solicitor at Goodman Derrick and Trustee of The Funding Network, said:

"It was wonderful to kick-start 2018 by hosting TFN’s first event of the year. Thanks to a full house of generous TFN members and guests, an impressive amount was raised for four unique social change projects. As ever, we were delighted to have an opportunity to help facilitate TFN’s work and we look forward to fostering our partnership with the organisation."

The Funding Network (TFN), founded in 2002, enables individuals to join together to crowdfund social change projects. They are the UK’s first public open giving circle and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities raising well over £8 million for more than 1200 local, national and international projects, through TFN Groups in London, Bristol, Oxford, Belfast, Australia, Romania, South Africa, Toronto (to name a few), and through Youth TFN (YTFN). To find out more about TFN please visit

Goodman Derrick have been supporting TFN since 2014 through corporate membership and by providing event facilities.

The January Funding evening included presentations from:

Kiteka Kiteka disrupts gender inequality by enabling female entrepreneurs in Uganda to access the global digital economy,  providing smartphone technology and training. 

Grassroots Empowerment Initiative GEN supports women and small scale farmers in a remote corner of Rajasthan by implementing improvements to family life and community development. 

Grit Grit provides personal development opportunities, focusing on enabling young people to lead flourishing lives and creating long term social change within communities.  

Drum Works Drum Works uses drumming as a tool to inspire creativity, build social cohesion and empower young people to direct their own futures. 

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