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MESSAGE TO Philanthropists and Foundations

After over three years of work, NewVote is poised to step into the spotlight with a ground-breaking pilot at the University of Queensland, Australia.

We’re now looking for support from forward-thinking and innovative philanthropists and foundations who want to make a huge impact — to people and leaders, communities and government throughout the world. You have the opportunity to be one of our core of first financial founders.

The English Family Foundation has just confirmed it is providing us with a donation of $5,000. Our first philanthropic request is intentionally modest, we are simply looking for your support to raise between $10,000 and $20,000 before 30 June 2019, in order to successfully launch the University of Queensland Pilot on 24 July 2019. If you would like to read the 3-page case study for the pilot, please email us at for a copy.

In order to implement our financially sustainable model over the first 18 months of operations - July 2019 to December 2020 - we have a long-term seed fund goal of $1,000,000 in donations. If you are considering a major gift to NewVote, please connect directly with our CEO and co-founder, Dion McCurdy:

What your money is spent on

With your support, we can draw upon the wealth of knowledge, skills and experience of the people — and truly empower, inform and engage voters — to face our challenges as we move into the future.

Your donation is made directly to our Australia Tax Office endorsed DGR-1 research fund. Our research objectives are achieved through the app and collecting data from communities and jurisdictions on a opt-in and voluntary basis. Funds are spent initially in setting up the institute and the app so that we have the tool and infrastructure to collect data to then study, evaluate and report on the impact of our work — so we can communicate valuable insights to Australia and the whole world.

In practical terms, we need your support now to:

  • make the launch at the University of Queensland on 24 July 2019 a success,

  • employ our key team (CEO, product manager, developers etc.) and onboard more of the right people — So NewVote will be an Australian-based global success story, and

  • maintain, develop and expand the app to new communities and jurisdictions — so more people can benefit from e-Governance.

If you are considering a major gift to NewVote, please email us at directly.

We welcome you to join us on a world-changing journey.


Registered, approved and endorsed

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

The institute and the app work together to advance political education in Australia. The institute brings the purpose and vision, while the app brings engagement and data. You can view our registration as an educational charity here.

Australian DEPARTMENT of Education and Training

We’re approved as a research institute to undertake scientific research which is, or may prove to be, of value to Australia. We measure our direct benefits, flow-on benefits and the impact of our work upon the real world — this is a part of our DNA.


Australian Taxation Office

Our research fund is endorsed by the ATO as a deductible gift recipient (DGR-1). This fund is under the control and direction of our research committee.


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If you’re not based in Australia, if would help us out the most if you could make a regular Patreon donation.

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