How can SEFA help?

¤SEFA spends time and resources to understand the client’s organisation, social mission and business model. We discuss plans and capacity building issues prior to completing a loan application. ¤SEFA discusses with the client the various capital and financing options, assessing possibility of a balance of income sources, including where appropriate, leveraging any grant and/or philanthropic […]

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Lending report

LOAN ENQUIRIES As of first quarter 2013, SEFA received 255 loan enquiries from a diverse range of organisations and individuals committed to addressing their community group’s needs. Applications for loan funds To date SEFA has supported and evaluated over 20 loan applications from incorporated social enterprises. These applicants vary in size and scope, structure and […]

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SEFA Indigenous Finance Round Table Discussion

In February, SEFA held a round table on Indigenous Social Finance. This was attended by representatives from indigenous peak bodies, government, academia and grass roots indigenous and environmental organisations. The aim of the roundtable was to come out with five objectives that social lenders could implement to accelerate the process of indigenous organisations accessing finance. […]

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Peter Blom’s visit to SEFA

On 10th and 11th of October SEFA orchestrated a visit  to Australia by the CEO of Triodos Bank Europe, Peter Blom. Australian investors had the opportunity to learn first-hand from one of the world’s authorities in the rapidly expanding field of social impact investment. The visit helped increase SEFA’s profile and has assisted attracting investment funds into Australia’s social finance […]

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SEFA connecting to community

SEFA continues to connect via conferences, seminars and meetings in the social enterprise arena, targeting homelessness, impact investing, employment creation, indigenous enterprise and other. Some of the organisations that SEFA has engaged with as we build awareness of social enterprise financing and who support those businesses delivering social outcomes and financial returns are; Greening Australia, […]

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