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Successful finance models for affordable housing

SEFA continues to take a leading role in raising awareness around successful financial business models for affordable housing and homelessness solutions. In July it presented at a social enterprise workshop convened by the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS). The state-wide peak body QCOSS, represents the State’s interests in individuals experiencing or at risk of […]

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Philanthropists and social financiers buddy up for impact

There are more than 20,000 social enterprises and 54,000 registered charities in Australia that have traditionally relied on philanthropic resources for funding. In the past they’ve been considered too too risky or unprofitable for mainstream capital. But grants are limited and the market is slowly shifting towards impact investment capital – social finance is an […]

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Unlocking new funding opportunities with social finance – a free webinar for Australian non-profits

When non-profits are financial sustainable, they reduce their reliance on government funding and can increase the scale and quality of impact they create. If they build on their strengths, assets and networks, they can diversify revenue streams and gain access to new sources of capital. SEFA, together with not-for-profit accounting experts Accounting for Good, is […]

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Roundtable for Foundations – partnerships for impact

SEFA and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) will host an Roundtable for Foundations in Sydney on 5 May 2016. The event will explore how impact investors and philanthropists can unite to improve the impact of donation dollars through increased social and financial outcomes. SEFA and VFFF will provide insight and share experience of their recent partnership […]

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Real impact: MiHaven

MiHaven is a construction company specialising in design, procurement and construction of cyclone rated tropical designed homes and community buildings in Far North Queensland. Its MiLife Change Program helps chronically unemployed indigenous Australians enter long-term sustainable employment in construction and related industries by delivering a comprehensive, industry based, accredited training program embedded with life skills over […]

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