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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
  • 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

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 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

Impact Investing Australia is offering Resilience Grants of up to $30,000 for organisations impacted by the pandemic. Funded by the Department of Social Services’ Sector Readiness Fund the grants enable access to advice on investment strategies to support business continuity. For more information please contact one of our six approved intermediaries (below) who will determine if you are eligible to apply.

  • Social Impact Hub provides business, financial, strategy and impact support to social purpose organisations as they prepare for investment. In a collaboration with Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Westpac Foundation, they have been offering social enterprises impacted by COVID-19 pro bono business support from leading advisors through their RISE program.
  • SVA in collaboration with Gandel Philanthropy, provides Australia-wide support to mid-later staged NFP social enterprises and Indigenous businesses via their social procurement centrepiece The Upscaler, building scale via impact investment readiness that is underpinned by commercial social procurement contract growth.
  • Sefa draws on its deep understanding of community and impact enterprise to offer tailored financial solutions and capability development to purpose-driven organisations across Australia.
  • TDi provides enterprise design and strategy development to social enterprises across Australia and the Pacific
  • Y Impact provides strategic and financial advisory services to social enterprises, with a specialised focus on support for female founders.  In collaboration with Perpetual and Fordham Business Advisors, they also offer the Y Impact Program, a mentoring and professional development program for social entrepreneurs to connect into corporate sector opportunities.
  • Chrysalis Advisory provides strategy, innovation, business model and corporate advisory services to help organisations grow, manage risk and innovate in order to create impact. In addition Chrysalis, specialises in commercialising new products and services.

Our Awardees

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