The Social Impact Fund (SIF) provides loans and equity investments to Australian social enterprises focused on positive social change including improving education, employment and life outcomes for disadvantaged members of the community.
The SEFA Loan Fund provides loans to not-for-profit and commercial organisations that have a social, cultural or environmental mission to deliver a public or community benefit via services or selling goods.
Eye Fund is revolutionising financing of the global eye care industry by making affordable eye care available to people living in poverty. Eye Fund provides loan financing for the development and support of eye care programs, outreach programs and training programs for health care professionals. A collaboration between non-government organisations and private sector institutions, Eye Fund aims to support and/or establish 250 eye care hospitals in developing countries, scaling up the existing eye care industry through introducing debt financing and cross subsidisation of patient fees.
Moxidectin, an important new drug for treating river blindness, has been developed for human use with Wyeth/Pfizer. The World Health Organization (WHO) has co-sponsored its development.
The Newpin Social Benefit Bond is Australia’s first social bond, issued in 2013. A partnership between the New South Wales Government, Uniting Care and Social Ventures Australia, has funded the maintenance and expansion of Newpin, a program established in 2009 working to restore children in out-of-home care to their families, or prevent children from entering care in the first place.
Hepburn Community Wind Park Co-Operative Ltd (trading as Hepburn Wind) built and operates Australia’s first community-owned wind farm in Leonards Hill, Victoria. Funded by the Victorian Government, Bendigo Bank, Embark Australia, and over 2,000 member shareholders, Hepburn Wind was established by the Hepburn Renewable Energy Association (now known as the Sustainable Hepburn Association – Renewing the Earth (SHARE)).