2013 Press releases

Crunch Round 4 announced!

Social Traders have announced the social enterprises that are going to be involved in the Crunch Round 4. A diverse group of organisations that include recycling programs, performance and food distribution. Congratulations to all the participants and we look forward to seeing the program unfold!

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Loan to Team Wild!

SEFA is very proud to announce it has disbursed a loan to Team Wild in Cairns, Queensland. Team Wild run the Rights of Passage Entitlements (aka ROPE) program, to support disenfranchised youth in Cairns and reduce recidivism amongst some of Queensland’s most challenging young offenders. The loan has been used to purchase a charter boat […]

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Ben at Changemakers Festival, 6th November

Ben Gales, our CEO, will be on a panel at the Changemakers Festival on Wednesday, 6th November at Surry Hills. A whole new world of social investment It is on: Hub Sydney 101 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia Wednesday, 6 November 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Pitching Event Results!

SEFA was proud to take part in the School for Social Entrepreneurs Pitching event in August. Whilst there were great pitches from all the entrepreneurs involved, there were two stand-outs. Paul Leary of Chainbreakers Recovery and Shanil Samarakoon from Empower will both be awarded $5,000. See the links below for more information on their stories. […]

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Social Traders launches The Crunch Round 4!

Are you a budding social enterprise with a golden idea and want to be ready to start trading in 12 months? The Crunch Round 4 is accepting applications from 16 July for start-ups that are ready to take their social enterprise from idea to reality. The Crunch is a 6 month intensive, rapid incubation program […]

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‘How to fund your social and community enterprise’ workshop

David Rickards is taking part today in the Wyong Council workshop at The Entrance Community Centre, Cnr Oakland & Battley Aves The Entrance from 10.30-3.30pm (21 July 2013). Community Finance & Crowdfunding In this free workshop you will hear from David and Foresters Community Finance about different finance options for social and community enterprise. Social […]

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Meet Mark Atherton @ Social Enterprises Sydney workshop

SEFA’s new Senior Loans Manager – Mark Atherton – will be presenting at the Social Enterprises Sydney workshop on social finance options. Come and meet Mark to learn more about social finance and whether it is right for your organisation. There is also a session on crowdfunding with Natasha Akib from Start Some Good 19 […]

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Social Enterprise Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013 Social Enterprise Awards were announced last night. Congratulations to all the winners! SEFA was proud to be part of this event which recognises the work done by the many great social enterprises out there. Connecting Up Award: Social Enteprise of the Year-Small, presented by The Trust Company Resource Recovery Social Enterprise […]

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SEFA announces new loan for affordable housing in Yolla, Tasmania

SEFA is very proud to announce a loan to community operated Myrtle Park Retirement Homes Inc. in Yolla, Tasmania. The loan facilitated the purchase of an extra four units within the community run Myrtle Park retirement park. These units provide affordable housing for the elderly in the Yolla community. This gives them the opportunity to […]

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The Difference Incubator – Dragon’s Den Session @ dwh

Dragons Den on Wed 15th of May 6:30pm-8:30pm @ donkey wheel house – 673 Bourke St, Melbourne   Go to: to register These Dragons Den Sessions will give both Social Enterprises and Impact Investors the opportunity to interact and practice the art of pitching and identifying investment opportunities. The second session will feature 3 social enterprises: […]

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