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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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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