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Pozible partners with burger chain Grill’d to launch a competition for socially conscious local ventures

- February 12, 2015 2 MIN READ

Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible is partnering with burger chain Grill’d to fund three creative community projects in Melbourne through a competition called ‘Made Pozible with Local Matters’.

The competition will be part of the Local Matters program run by Grill’d, where each customer is given a token to place into one of three jars representing local community groups. At the end of each month Grill’d donates $300 to the group with the most tokens, and $100 to the other two.

The companies are asking for people who want to bring about positive social change in their local communities to submit creative project ideas. Three projects will be selected to appear as a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible throughout April, while Grill’d will be showcasing the projects in its restaurants around the Melbourne CBD as part of Local Matters.

If successful in reaching their funding targets, the projects will each be awarded $500, with the ‘Crowdfunding Fave’ given an extra $2000 for their efforts.

Rick Chen, co-founder of Pozible, said, “We’re committed to supporting local community groups and the three successful projects will receive invaluable training, education and advice from the Pozible team to ensure they are well-equipped to manage their initiative moving forward.”

Simon Crowe, founder and managing director of Grill’d, said the Local Matters program supports over 3000 groups and initiatives across Australia each year.

“Teaming up with an innovative and like-minded organisation like Pozible will open up this already thriving program to a new group of budding change makers and social entrepreneurs, and help them get their projects off the ground,” Crowe said.

Grill’d and Pozible will be holding an ‘inspiration forum’ at Grill’d on Little Bourke Street on February 18. The event will include a panel discussion featuring Crowe, Chen, and previous Local Matters participants, and will look to advise attendees on how to turn their socially responsible ideas into viable businesses that can give back to the community.

The three participants will receive a one on one consultation with Pozible staff, and an open residency at Pozible’s offices to plan their campaigns in March.

Submissions for the competition close on February 25.