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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:

  • Beckon Capital helps enterprises and investors mobilise capital to create positive impact
  • 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
  • Global Impact Initiative helps impact investing scale globally through specialised consulting, investment funds and education
  • 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 to develop evidence-based impact frameworks with clear outcomes measures designed to support the impact capital-raising process
  • Social Scaffolding supports organisations to create social good, for social enterprises this may include business modelling, outcome measurement, impact assessment, governance and reporting
  • 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

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

Indigenous People

Resilience Grant

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.

Our Awardees

The following organisations have been awarded an Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant or a Resilience Grant.