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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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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