There are a number of impact incubators and accelerators that help social enterprises and purpose driven start ups grow their business and prepare for future impact investment, including:
If you are an impact incubator or accelerator and would like to be included on this list please contact enquiries@impactinvestingaustralia
Impact intermediaries play an important role, matching demand for capital with supply, these include:
Expressions of interest in the Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant program have now closed. Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants, funded by the Department of Social Services Sector Readiness Fund, provided impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support for providers to secure investment.
The program recognised the potential for impact investing to change the way Australia addresses social issues and the important role that access to capital can play in delivering better outcomes for people and communities.
Over 70 organisations were supported on their journey to investment readiness (since the Growth Grant program’s launch in 2015).
Early Childhood and Education
Employment Training and Participation
Housing and Local Amenity
Physical Health and Disability
Family, Communities and Inclusion
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Income and Financial Inclusion
Applications for Impact Investing Australia’s Resilience Grants have now closed. To-date, the program has supported 16 organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a combined value of $480,000. Funded by the Department of Social Services’ Sector Readiness Fund, the grants have enabled access to advice on investment strategies to support business continuity.
The following organisations have been awarded an Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant or a Resilience Grant.