Empowering Community Renewable Energy

Australia’s first Community Energy Congress brought together 360 delegates from around the country to share, learn and build a strong movement for this emerging sector. For four days, over Canberra’s chilly winter, the gathering provided a beacon of hope for empowering communities.  There are now more than fifty community energy projects in development across every state […]

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Social impact reporting at SEFA

Social impact reporting (SIR) should be a useful tool rather than a burden for borrowers. Whether you choose to use quantitative or qualitative metrics, they need to be tailored to your organisation’s mission and activities. Reporting adds greater value to your organisation’s overall impact when it becomes fully integrated into operational workflow. The figure below outlines […]

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Social enterprise: the Scottish Government’s approach

In early March, Yvonne Strachan, Head of Third Sector with the Scottish Government, spoke about her government’s approach to social enterprise at an event hosted by Social Traders, SEFA and the Westpac Foundation in Sydney. Ms Strachan is a Deputy Director in the Scottish Government where she leads its work on the Third Sector. She […]

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SEFA Out and About

SEFA has taken part in a number of exciting events in the past quarter. Ben presented at the NOUS workshop in early January on funding Not For Profit’s in the disability sector. He also took part in the School for Social Entrepreneurs panel debate and Q&A session on the role of social enterprise and social […]

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Zest Awards

Manea Pacifica at Zest Awards The Zest Awards  is a celebration of the innovation and creativity of the Community Sector and its workers in Greater Western Sydney. Congratulations to the winning social enterprise Green Wings and all of the finalists. The packed event was abuzz with energy and excitement reflecting the diversity and positivity at […]

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