What is The Hunger Project?
The Hunger Project's goal is to end world hunger by 2030. Our approach is different because we see people living in hunger as the solution, not the problem.
We shift the mindsets of women and men so they transform into leaders for the sustainable end of hunger.
Then through our programs such as education, microfinance, agriculture and health, we empower people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves.
Why do I need to invest or fundraise?
Our leadership immersion weekend is not only an opportunity for you to extend and grow your skills, but it is also a financial commitment to the work of The Hunger Project as well. You must personally invest or raise a minimum of $1,200. This money goes directly to The Hunger Project and it does not cover any costs for participating in the program on the ground (see Terms & Conditions for details).
We are quite intentional about setting a fundraising or personal investment amount that stretches you. Playing small won’t serve you. Across Africa, India and Bangladesh women and men take extraordinary actions each and every day to ensure their families and communities are hunger-free. Imagine their courage and stretch. We ask you to harness that same drive, determination and human spirit to reach your fundraising goal.
At The Hunger Project, we see personal investment and fundraising as a leadership act. This process is the start of your journey. If raising or investing $1,200 isn’t much of a stretch for you then we encourage you to commit to a higher fundraising target as your first leadership act.
Stretching ourselves is an act of consciousness, solidarity and connection.
$1,200 seems like a lot, how will I be able to raise that amount of money?
We understand that the thought of raising $1,200 is daunting. Part of the journey is unlocking our ability and our resources and getting creative. Firstly, get clear on your ‘why’. Why this is important to you. Women in villages go through this same process. Can they really be a person who can make things happen?
It’s amazing what can happen once the commitment has been made by you, you will find that it becomes your reality, and a new world opens up to you. When you share your reason for doing this from the heart, you will capture attention from the most amazing places.
The ‘how’ will be different for every participant. Past participants have held events, run marathons, sold unwanted things. Get your friends involved, they will have ideas that could help you. We will share the challenges, and we are here and happy to be a sounding board and a supporter in your journey. We will also help you keep track of the money you are raising through your personalised fundraising page on The Hunger Project Australia website.
If I am already an investor in The Hunger Project will I still need to fundraise or invest the full amount?
Yes. As mentioned above, this program is designed to have you lift yourself out of your comfort zone and take actions that you wouldn’t normally take.
Having you invest in our work is always such an honour - be it before, during or once the program has been completed. Funding the end of hunger will take more than ‘business as usual' and we are committed to empowering leaders everywhere to seeing what they are truly capable of.
What will happen if I don’t raise $1,200?
If you don’t raise the money before the due date, we will discuss options with you whereby we may ask you to make up the difference to achieve your goal. If you are not able to do this you will not be able to participate in the leadership weekend.
The money you raise will still go to fund the amazing work of The Hunger Project. You’ll be included in the family of The Hunger Project Australia and invited to events, kept updated and be offered other chances to be involved.
Does the $1,200 include all the costs of the weekend?
- $700 for the accommodation, food and the experience of the leadership weekend (valued at $1,800)
- $1,200 fundraising or investment in The Hunger Project as part of the leadership immersion experience.
- All up $1,900.
Is there any fundraising support?
The Hunger Project Office is always here to support you with understanding all there is to know about our work. We have a team of fundraisers who will be here to help you on your journey. The best support though comes from the other participants.
Your individualised fundraising platform, hosted by Funraisin, means you will be able to not only see how much you have raised but track how the group is going as well.
Where does the money I raise go?
The money you raise will go towards an Australian-funded network of empowered Ghanaian communities leading their own development and transforming their futures, starting with four communities: Akode, Supreso, Baware, and Apau Wawase. By leveraging collective action and The Hunger Project’s proven Epicentre Strategy, we hope to pioneer the greatest possibilities for thousands of people that ripple for generations.
Your money and leadership enables our village partners to end their own hunger. You give your time and resources so that they can have the tools and skills they need to take control of their futures. For more information on The Hunger Project’s impact visit http://thp.org.au/our-impact/
The Hunger Project is also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Tax Office meaning all donations over $2 are tax deductible
What happens if I cancel or can no longer attend?
If for some reason you are no longer able to attend the trip, your commitment to fundraising or investing the full amount still applies and your fundraising efforts are non-refundable. Your money will already be impacting women, men and children across the world before you even leave for the leadership immersion weekend.
Places are limited for this special leadership weekend, and for this reason, having a place on this weekend means ensuring that you are able to meet and/or exceed this target.
You may be liable for covering the costs of your accommodation if you happen to withdraw from the weekend close to departure. Please see the full terms and conditions or contact us for more information.
What happens if the weekend is impacted by COVID-19?
As we have become accustomed to in the past 18 months, circumstances may change in line with the latest health advice from State or Federal Governments. We will promptly inform you of any changes that may affect you or our leadership immersion weekend. Please refer to the terms and conditions for further information.