Social Enterprises Offered Pro Bono Business Support to Get Through Covid-19 Crisis

Social enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can now leverage the skills of corporate Australia to help address their current business challenges, thanks to a new collaboration between Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders. The new initiative gives social enterprises the opportunity to access pro bono support across key areas of need such as financial support, business strategy and human resources. Whether it’s pivoting a business model to find new potential revenue streams or finding ways to adjust … Read More

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Social Impact Hub Secures Federal Funding to Launch Investment Readiness Accelerator

Download as PDF: Scaling Impact press release. Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES, 4 March 2020: Social Impact Hub has received Federal Government funding for Scaling Impact, a new accelerator program for social start-ups focused on supporting their impact investment readiness. With matched funding provided by the Sidney Myer Fund together with support from Ernst & Young and the English Family Foundation, Scaling Impact will focus on addressing the needs of social start-ups at a crucial point in their development – the inflexion point between … Read More

Fanny FontaineSocial Impact Hub Secures Federal Funding to Launch Investment Readiness Accelerator

Xceptional Successfully Raises $600,000 Impact Investment

We are pleased to announce that our client, Xceptional, has successfully raised innovative debt and equity finance which will enable it to continue its growth offering skills-based technology employment for people on the autism spectrum. Since launching in 2017, Xceptional has placed over 30 candidates in specialised IT roles and aims to use the funding to place 60 more over the next year. “Our growth to date speaks to the incredible opportunity in placing neurodiverse candidates in specialised roles and … Read More

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Excellence in impact investing recognised at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

  Some of the best and brightest leaders in Australia’s impact investment sector were honoured at the annual Australian Impact Investment Awards last night. A collaboration between the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific and the Impact Investing Hub, the awards recognise outstanding activity and individuals in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. This year’s awards were judged by a panel of experts comprised of Teena Blewitt (Group Manager, Communities Group, Department of Social Services), Abhilash Mudaliar, (Impact Investing & Social Ventures, … Read More

Fanny FontaineExcellence in impact investing recognised at the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

Announcement of the Shortlisted Finalists for 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards

  23 October 2019 Today we announced the twenty individuals and organisations that have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Australian Impact Investment Awards. The Awards are an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase and be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. We thank the judges Rosemary Addis, Abhilash Mudaliar and Teena Blewitt for kindly volunteering their time to serve on the judging panel for the Awards. The shortlisted finalists are … Read More

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Announcement of capacity building workshop attendees

4 October 2019 Today we announced the ten organisations that will participate in the Paul Ramsay Foundation Peer Development program, Creating Partnerships for Potential – A Peer to Peer Program (CPP). This program follows the Solve It, Australia Masterclass where Rob McLean AM empowered social purpose organisations with the seven-step Bulletproof Problem Solving framework to help solve complex problems. The organisations will come together with their ten well-formed ideas to help break the cycle of disadvantage. After a two-day residential … Read More

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Solve It, Australia! A Groundbreaking Training and Funding Program to Help Solve Disadvantage

The Paul Ramsay Foundation, in collaboration with the Social Impact Hub and Philanthropy Australia, yesterday announced the launch of a groundbreaking $900,000 funding program that provides significant capacity building funds to five Australian organisations to develop solutions that address the root causes of disadvantage. The announcement was made at the Solve It, Australia masterclass in Sydney led by Rob McLean AM. The funding program will enable ten organisations to participate in a two-day peer-focused collaborative development workshop this October. Organisations … Read More

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Australia’s First Blended Finance Live Crowdfunding Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Social Enterprises

On November 8, the annual Impact Investment Summit in Sydney showcased Australia’s First Live Blended Finance Crowdfunding experience, which raised an extraordinary $437,000+ comprising of a mix of philanthropy, debt and equity for three grassroots social enterprises. The session was convened by a collaboration of key sector leaders, including the Impact Investment Summit, Red Hat Impact, The Funding Network, Start Some Good,The Social Impact Hub and Impact Investment Hub, to demonstrate the importance of innovative financing models and blended finance … Read More

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Australian Impact Investment Awards Announced

On November 7, five leaders in the impact investment sector in Australia were honoured at the inaugural Australian Impact Investment Awards. A collaboration between the Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific and the Impact Investing Hub, the awards recognise outstanding activity and individuals in the Australian impact investing ecosystem. The awards were presented at the Summit Dinner by Judi Drown, the Director of the Social Impact Investing Unit in the Government’s Department of Social Services, representing the six member judging panel. … Read More

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Funding for Impact: Transforming our view of giving, and empowering charities at the same time

By Felicity Jensen, Lissette Paola Perez and Prima Hadi Putra You are approached for a donation by a charity. Does a voice in your head say with some resignation, “Sounds good, but I wonder how much money actually gets to the cause?” You’re not alone. However, we at the Social Impact Hub think that is not fair for the not-for-profit sector. And we are launching a national campaign to do something about it. In general, charities and not-for-profits are judged regarding … Read More

Fanny FontaineFunding for Impact: Transforming our view of giving, and empowering charities at the same time