And the winners are…..
Over 7,500 people voted for 260+ Charities and donated in excess of $50,000 as part of Australia’s Animal Welfare Giving Circle. And now the votes have been counted and we’re proud to announce the winners are (drumroll please!)
1st Place – $3,000 Prize goes to Life of Pikelet
“Life of Pikelet is absolutely delighted to have been announced as the 1st prize winner in the My Giving Circle Animal Welfare Charity Giveaway. This generous prize will benefit so many and give a much needed injection of funds to wonderful Sydney based charity “Paws for Thought Rescue”. These funds will help save lives and for this we are so very grateful to My Giving Circle and UBank for running this initiative.”
2nd Place – $1,000 Prize goes to Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre
“We are all so excited to win second place! What a great way of getting supporters and funding as well as promoting the wonderful work done by so many dedicated animal charities Australia-wide.
Special thanks to Australia’s Animal Welfare Giving Circle and to UBank for this fantastic opportunity to help improve the welfare of our injured and orphaned Australian native animals.”
3rd Place – $1,000 Prize goes to Dolphins for Australia Limited
5 x $100 Spot Prizes go to
Just Cats Tasmania
Old Bear Paws
FreeHearts Animal Sanctuary Inc
Soquilichi Rescue Ranch Inc
The Not Forgotten Ones
You can still make a donation to your Favourite Charity by clicking here, but donations will not add to the vote tally.
The Giving Circle FAQs
Can anyone join Australia's Animal Welfare Giving Circle?
Absolutely. Anyone with a passion for Animal Welfare is invited to join this Giving Circle
How are the winning charities determined?
The winning charities will be determined by the votes made by the members of this Giving Circle, with voting closing on 11:59pm (AEST) March 31st, 2017.
The charity with the highest number of votes, regardless of size will receive $3k. The next 2 prizes of $1k each will be reserved for the charities with the most votes AND annual operating income of less than $1m. We will also be awarding 5 x $100 prizes to Charities selected at random, regardless of their ranking. To qualify for one of these prizes a charity needs to have made a social media post about this Giving Circle and received at least 1 vote and 1 Donation.
Is there a minimum donation level?
What happens if I make a donation?
All donations are processed securely via stripe and sent to your charity of choice each month. When you donate we add an extra vote for every $1 donated. You can make a donation when you join, or via our leaderboard at anytime
Who are the Supporting Charities?
This Giving Circle is supported by a small number of Charities that share your concern regarding Animal Welfare. Their participation helps cover the costs of MyGivingCircle. As part of their support a maximum of 2 may contact you to thank you for participating and to update you on their work. We take your privacy seriously and have the following guidelines in place:
- Only a maximum of 2 Charities are permitted to contact you after you vote, regardless of how many support this Giving Circle.
- They are able to contact you once only, unless you ask for more information or consent to be contacted again. Your contact details are not stored for future contact.
- They must be relevant to you and support causes you care about.
- They must be courteous, professional and polite. We hope you'll be interested in hearing from them, but if you're not, no further contact is made
- They must abide by the Fundraising Institute of Australia's guidelines regarding contacting you, which can be found here
If you believe any supporting charity is not abiding by these guidelines we want to hear from you and you can send an email with the details to [email protected]
Charity Leaderboard. Top 3 share $5k.
Scroll down or use 'Find my Charity' to see how your favourite charity is doing.
Any donation you make goes directly to your Charity and earns them an extra vote for every $ you give!
Each $ = 1 Vote
The votes above are a preliminary count and may be adjusted up or down. A final count will be done before we award the $5,000 donation. If you work for a charity listed above and are concerned that the count is not accurate please contact us
All nominations are counted and stored, but only charities that are registered appear above and are eligible. If you wish to register your Charity for free, please click here