Helping make 11 dreams come true

The 2015 campaign is focused on taking back dinnertime and we are calling on individuals across Australia to host Fone Free dinners for their family, friends and colleagues, who make a donation for a seat at the table. Each dinner will raise money to help make a specific charity dream come true. One dinner free of distractions is all it takes, to be present in the moment and enjoy a meal with people closest to us.

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Meet the Charities

Accessible Arts Accessible Arts dreams of establishing a week-long Deaf Arts Education Program in NSW where deaf and hard of hearing ...

Our Dream

Accessible Arts dreams of establishing a week-long Deaf Arts Education Program in NSW where deaf and hard of hearing youth between the age of 10 and16 years can participate in drama, dance, visual arts and theatre workshops.
5 dinners
$20,000 our goal
$75 raised More Info
Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Our dream is to commission an independent review and social evaluation of the work that we do, so we can demonstrate ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to commission an independent review and social evaluation of the work that we do, so we can demonstrate how AILC courses are achieving positive outcomes for so many Indigenous people around the nation. This review will provide us with the tools to tell our stories and see us reach our goal of empowering thousands of Indigenous leaders with life-changing education each year by 2020.
6 dinners
$36,000 our goal
$2,009 raised More Info
Australian Theatre for Young People We want to help the next generation of our nation's storytellers. We work with young people to develop their observation ...

Our Dream

We want to help the next generation of our nation's storytellers. We work with young people to develop their observation and communication skills. Our dream is to offer scholarships for talented but disadvantaged writers with something to say from Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. This unique 8-month program sees 4 writers aged between18-26 paired with a leading industry professional in their State, to gain an understanding of the Australian theatre, film and television industry. We want to give a voice to cultural backgrounds that we don’t usually see enough of in our theatres, televisions and film screens.
3 dinners
$9,000 our goal
$1,650 raised More Info
Ausum Initiatives (NFTE Australia) Our dream is to take an Aboriginal high school student to New York in March 2015 to represent Australia and compete w ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to take an Aboriginal high school student to New York in March 2015 to represent Australia and compete with students from 11 other countries as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Competition.
3 dinners
$10,000 our goal
$455 raised More Info
Barbara May Foundation Our dream is to provide birthing beds and a fit out for the new maternity hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia, and to contin ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to provide birthing beds and a fit out for the new maternity hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia, and to continue to assist Dr Andrew Browning’s work to reduce the high maternal mortality rates in this region.
4 dinners
$36,000 our goal
$890 raised More Info
Batyr Our dream is to train, support, guide and develop 15 young people (18-30) who have had a lived mental ill health expe ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to train, support, guide and develop 15 young people (18-30) who have had a lived mental ill health experience, so they can confidently share their stories with other young people, to encourage them to reach out when they need to; and help break down the stigma associated with mental health, to demonstrate that mental ill health does not define us but rather, is one part of our life's journey.
13 dinners
$24,600 our goal
$6,335 raised More Info
Cure Cancer Our dream is a world without cancer, nothing less.  Help us get there faster by donating to life-saving cancer rese ...

Our Dream

Our dream is a world without cancer, nothing less.  Help us get there faster by donating to life-saving cancer research. Every hour of research in the lab brings us closer.  Our hope is to fund 600 essential hours for a bright and emerging Australian researcher to find the answers to save lives.
3 dinners
$30,000 our goal
$59 raised More Info
Dance Chance Incorporated Dance Chance students face challenges that most of society will never experience. Their experience of living with a disa ...

Our Dream

Dance Chance students face challenges that most of society will never experience. Their experience of living with a disability creates barriers to participation in society that many Australians don't understand. Through dance and movement we create an environment of fun, positivity and connectedness that enhances and enriches their lives. Our dream is to undertake extensive research into development of a franchise model so we can multiply the infectious energy of a Dance Chance class and see hundreds of classes happening every week across the country. It is anticipated that research undertaken in 2015 will lead to the launch of a sustainable franchise model in 2016.
4 dinners
$10,000 our goal
$1,600 raised More Info
First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation Our dream is to reconnect Aboriginal kids to their culture through Seeds to Success native plant gardens, which would ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to reconnect Aboriginal kids to their culture through Seeds to Success native plant gardens, which would be built in 4 schools between La Perouse and Redfern. The gardens would not only teach the kids about how to grow and look after the plants, but also develop their knowledge and skills so they can share what they have learned with students and teachers in their respective schools through conducting tours of the gardens.
2 dinners
$31,200 our goal
$1,935 raised More Info
Royal Far West Our dream is to raise funds for 3 clinicians to accompany our team on the 2015 Royal Far West bike ride through regio ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to raise funds for 3 clinicians to accompany our team on the 2015 Royal Far West bike ride through regional NSW. We are already planning to deliver health education sessions but would love to provide health assessments for children at schools along the route. $5000 will secure one clinician for the trip.
3 dinners
$18,000 our goal
$350 raised More Info
SecondBite Our dream is to source and redistribute enough fresh food to provide an additional 50,000 nourishing meals for famili ...

Our Dream

Our dream is to source and redistribute enough fresh food to provide an additional 50,000 nourishing meals for families and children in need in 2015, improving their health, wellbeing and social inclusion.
4 dinners
$20,000 our goal
$795 raised More Info


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