2014 Press releases

New ‘old’ staff member Dick Boddeüs returns!

Dick joined SEFA in November 2014. After finishing his studies in Management, Economics and Law Dick commenced his career at Rabobank in The Netherlands, working with Small and Medium sized Enterprises. He then moved to Triodos Bank, a European based bank, considered to be a world leader in banking on values. Triodos is one of […]

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SEFA in AFR article – Social Impact Investing

Ben was interviewed by James Dunn from the Australian Financial Review for their section on Social Impact Investing. This was published on Wednesday 19th November.  

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MEDIA RELEASE – Social Enterprise Finance Australia Comes of Age with Impact!

MEDIA RELEASE 30 September 2014 Social Enterprise Finance Australia Comes of Age with Impact! Three years after start-up Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) is hitting its stride. Ben Gales, SEFA’s CEO said, ‘We are now having great impact helping our borrowers to make a difference in the social, environmental and Indigenous communities in which they […]

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Social Enterprise Masters Conference – Melbourne 12th June

Will you rise to the challenge? The Social Enterprise Masters is a full day conference in Melbourne on 12 June 2014 for social enterprises to reflect, be inspired and learn from peers and experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the collective experience and expertise of the sector and gain insights into the successes […]

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Finalists for Social Enterprise Awards announced

The Finalists have been announced. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR (SMALL) – PRIZE: $5,000 SEED PPM employs previously long-term unemployed people in North Brisbane to deliver commercial landscape maintenance, residential gardening and commercial cleaning services. (QLD) Salvos Legal Limited and Salvos Legal (Humanitarian) Limited Salvos Legal is wholly owned by The Salvation Army and delivers property and commercial transactional law […]

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Social Market Place returns!

Forget about Jedi, the successful Social Market Place is coming back in August. Last year it was held in the Everleigh rail yards in Sydney, but next year it will be held in the Docklands in Melbourne. Check out the website for details.

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Yvonne Strachan, Scottish Government Breakfast

SEFA was very happy to be part of the Social Traders/Westpac Foundation breakfast with Yvonne Strachan as the guest speaker. Yvonne is the Head of Third Sector with the Scottish Government and is in Australia to talk about the social enterprise sector in Scotland. She gave an interesting insight into how the social enterprise sector operates in Scotland, and […]

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Social Traders Breakfast 6th March – Creating the right environment for social enterprise: the Scottish Government’s approach

What happens when social enterprise policies and programs are heavily informed by the very organisations that they are designed to support? Come and hear how it’s happening in Scotland from a government figure who is leading the process. Yvonne Strachan, Head of Third Sector with the Scottish Government, will talk about the role government is […]

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SE Awards: recognising social enterprise excellence around Australia

  The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards open for applications on Tuesday 11 February. The Awards recognise outstanding social enterprises operating in Australia. With over 20,000 social enterprises operating across every industry in the Australian economy, there are many worthy champions. The Awards are a great opportunity to promote the contribution of social enterprises to communities everywhere and that impact will be […]

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New loan to Food Connect Brisbane

SEFA announces a new loan to Brisbane based company Food Connect. The business distributes ecologically grown food from local farmers in south-east Queensland to households in Brisbane and surrounds – trailblazing a path towards local, seasonal eating with a low carbon footprint. This kind of ethical distribution enables farmers to receive a fairer price for […]

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