Sandridge School – an incubator for innovation and social impact for students and teachers

Sandridge school opened in Williamstown, Melbourne on 1 February 2016. It’s a secular school that’s diverse, innovative, accessible, and connected to community. It began as a primary school, with the Junior School located in the old Customs House. Sandridge aims to be an incubator for innovation and social impact for students and teachers hopes to offer from Preparatory […]

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SEFA helps Nightingale develop new co-housing model

Access to affordable housing is a challenge for many Australian families. One company rising to meet the challenge is Nightingale, a design driven initiative started by a group of established architects in Melbourne. As a social enterprise, Nightingale promotes and advocates for adequate housing that fosters environmental and social sustainability and that strengthens communities. Social […]

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SEFA publishes 2015 social impact report

SEFA has published its latest annual social impact report. In its fourth year of operation, SEFA has made significant progress in building its’ loan portfolio and in strengthening and broadening its engagement with the various players in the Australian social enterprise sector – both on the financing and the capacity building side.       […]

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SEFA shares finance insight with community recyclers

Recycling ticks a lot of environmental boxes. But it can also tick the social ones. It provides meaningful employment for people who are facing significant barriers to employment in the open labour market. Repairing and upcycling stimulates creativity and comes with huge savings for the community and government. Yet access to finance in the sector […]

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Interview: CEO Ben Gales reflects on 2015

Over the past 12 months SEFA has continued to mature as a social finance organisation, and has witnessed real benefits flowing into both the deal side of the business as well as the capital raising side. The organisation has reached a level of maturity and its’ profile in the market is growing. CEO Ben Gales […]

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