And the winners are…..
Over 4,000 people voted for 150 Charities and donated in excess of $40,000 to their favourite Charities as part of Australia’s Homeless and Disadvantaged 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 Knit4Charities Inc
2nd Place – $1,000 Prize goes to Pets of the Homeless Ltd
“WE DID IT!. Wow, wow, wow! We truly have the best supporters in the world, thanks to your donations and votes, we came in 2nd and will be receiving $1000 courtesy of My Giving Circle and UBank. This much needed money will go towards improving our veterinary care service and providing food to Melbourne’s hungry and homeless pets. We will also be one step closer to getting our own warehouse next year!
Thank you once again, we’re truly grateful for your ongoing and active support. Your vote did make a difference and we’re so proud to be part of a community that cares for our cause. “
3rd Place – $1,000 Prize goes to The Movement
5 x $100 Prizes go to
Food for the Community Incorporated
Soul Soup Australia
Thanks to everyone for participating and making this Giving Circle such a success. 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 Homeless and Disadvantaged Giving Circle?
Absolutely. Anyone with a passion for helping those Australian's less fortunate 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. 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. The Charities ranked in positions 4th - 8th will each get $100 as long as they have posted on social media about this Giving Circle and received at least 1 vote and 1 donation. In situations where 2 more charities have the exact same number of votes the prize will be split.
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 $ donated. You can make a donation when you join, or via our leaderboard at anytime
How often can I vote?
You can vote once a week for your Favourite Charities and nominate up to 3 each time. Votes cast more often than once a week are disregarded. You can donate as often as you want and we add an extra vote for every $ donated, no matter how often you donate. Please be aware that if you vote using fake email addresses or multiple email addresses your vote will not count. Even if you see the vote count go up, all fake votes are scrubbed before the prizes are awarded.
Who are the Supporting Charities?
This Giving Circle is supported by a small number of Charities that share your concerns and passion. Their participation helps cover the costs of MyGivingCircle. As part of their support a maximum of 1 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 1 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 Charities share $5k.
Positions 4th-8th receive $100 each
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 $ donated!
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