Looking for investors?

Many not-for-profit organisations and social entrepreneurs are looking at innovative ways to expand, increase their scope and ensure their positive impact is sustainable.

Impact incubators and accelerators

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:

  • Impact Boom‘s Elevate+ program helps entrepreneaurs develop sustainable and scalable impact enterprises
  • Scaling Impact helps start ups grow their business and prepare for future impact investment
  • Energy Lab is Australia’s largest clean tech startup accelerator
  • ImpactSpark provides WA start ups with the skills they need to grow their social enterprise

If you are an impact incubator or accelerator and would like to be included on this list please contact enquiries@impactinvestingaustralia

Impact intermediaries

Impact intermediaries play an important role, matching demand for capital with supply, these include:

  • Benefit Capital offers a range of impact investing services including helping social enterprises raise capital, corporate structuring for impact, reporting on impact and emerging impact investment opportunities
  • Blue River Group assists clients create impact investment products and then find the appropriate wholesale investors for those products
  • Impact Generation Partners advises, invests in and supports enterprises that deliver financial as well as social and/or environmental returns
  • Impact Seed connects social enterprises with angel investors in Western Australia
  • ImpaQT bridges the gap between Queensland’s social innovation and impact investing sectors
  • Social Change Central is a dedicated online hub for social enterprises
  • Social Impact Hub helps social enterprises maximise their impact through advice, education, collaboration and the mobilisation of capital
  • Social Outcomes supports clients with their capital raising through their network of impact investors and advisors
  • Social Ventures Australia works collaboratively to deliver better social outcomes
  • Sefa is Australia’s leading financial solutions provider, partnering with organisations and investors to unlock social impact
  • The Difference Incubator develops investment ready enterprises
If you are an impact intermediary and would like to be included on this list please contact enquiries@impactinvestingaustralia.com

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

If you are a high growth enterprise delivering positive social outcomes with the potential to secure capital, you may be eligible for our Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant. Grants of up to $140,000 are available now for organisations looking to scale their social impact.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant, funded by the Department of Social Services Sector Readiness Fund, provides impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support for providers to secure investment.

The program recognises 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.  If you have a high growth enterprise delivering positive social outcomes in one of the impact areas below, and the potential to secure capital investment, you may be eligible for this grant.

Since the program’s launch in 2015, it has supported over 60 organisations on their journey to investment readiness.

Early Childhood and Education

employment-training

Employment Training and Participation

house

Housing and Local Amenity

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Physical Health and Disability

group

Family, Communities and Inclusion

mental-health

Mental Health and Wellbeing

financial

Income and Financial Inclusion

Indigenous People

Our awardees

The following organisations have been awarded Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant.