SEFA Partnerships and Kickstarter

SEFA Partnerships is proud to be partnering with the Macquarie Group Foundation to run the Kickstarter program – a 12 week business planning, mentoring and small grants program for early stage social enterprises. Operating since 2011, the program runs 2 rounds each year. Social enterprises from across Australia apply to the program and if successful        are partnered […]

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The lessons we’ve learned

The last five years have been full of opportunity and excitement, but not without hard work, commitment, and a belief in what we are doing truly makes a difference. As an organisation, we are committed to continuous improvement, and now we’ve turned five, and fully disbursed our SEDIF grant, we thought it was the right […]

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Welcome to new Board member Jay Bonnington

SEFA is delighted to welcome Jay Bonnington as a member of its Non-Executive Board. Ms Bonnington, BCom, MBA, FCPA, FAICD, is a professional director who started her career as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand before expanding into senior financial roles within large organisations in the UK, USA, Europe and South Africa. She has had […]

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Supporting financial resilience

This year SEFA has provided loan facilities to Habitat for Humanity in three states – Victoria, NSW and SA. The access to finance will grow and support much needed home ownership across disadvantaged communities by increasing the pace of construction. Our relationship with the three states has deepened our understanding of different Habitat operating models, […]

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SEFA expands with two new staff

We are very happy to welcome two new team members to the SEFA fold this quarter – Miranda Lee as Relationship Manager and Jacqui Courtney as Business Development Manager. Both bring more than 10 years’ experience and talent with them. SEFA is in an exciting phase of expansion as we build to accommodate the momentum […]

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