Successful Growth Grantees
We are pleased to continue our support for social enterprises that are delivering creative solutions and having a significant and lasting impact on the communities they serve. In this newsletter, we share details of our latest Growth Grant recipients who are doing just that in the disability, health and housing sectors.
Other social enterprises looking to scale their impact are encouraged to express their interest in a Growth Grant by March 15.
In other news, IIA is proud to be a supporter of the 2022 Impact Investment Summit. We invite you to attend the Summit commencing on 29 March, and take advantage of an IIA discount of 10% off the ticket price.
Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.
Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer
Impact Investing Australia
Successful Growth Grantees
We congratulate these four social enterprises who have joined the Growth Grant alumni in our most recent round of grants:
Ally Assist is a service for NDIS participants who are seeking additional support alongside their Allied Health Professional through a therapy assistant. It aims to find NDIS participants a suitable therapy assistant based on location, availability and experience level.
Be Well Co helps people gain skills that will shape their mental health. It offers scientifically-backed tools that are proven to build mental health and wellbeing, including a secure online measurement tool providing individual and organisational mental health insights, a group-based training program and a mobile app.
Grow Your Mind provides evidence-based positive mental health strategies for educators, children (from the age of 3) and families. It helps build knowledge about what mental health is and the key skills essential for supporting it, making topics such as brain awareness, resilience, mindfulness and compassion relatable for people.
Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of an international not-for-profit housing organisation that has grown to become a leading non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Worldwide, Habitat has helped more than 35 million people access safe and decent housing, along with access to water, sanitation and hygiene and livelihood training to build better lives.
Last call for grant applications
Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants valued at up to $100,000 each will continue to be available until June.
If you know a high-growth (not-for-profit and for-profit) enterprise delivering positive social outcomes that is looking to expand its impact, encourage them to apply for a Growth Grant.
Grants help social enterprises prepare for the investment required to grow their business by paying for intermediary services, such as business, financial, legal and other capacity building advice.
Interested parties should contact Impact Investing Australia to express their interest as soon as possible, in order to be considered for the next round of grants. Expressions of interest are due by 15 March 2022.
To find out more visit impactinvestingaustralia.com.
Festival of Impact
We’re pleased to be a supporting partner of the 2022 Impact Investment Summit – a four-day festival of impact, providing attendees with a mix of learning and inspiration, exploration of impact investment opportunities, discussion and debate. The Summit will include:
- over 15 international luminaries bringing global perspectives and insights
- over 60 regionally based speakers and presenters who will deliver compelling stories around market growth, deals, the rise of impact across institutions, shareholder activism and the power to ignite a new economy
- 5 deep dive classes from regeneration to impact and outcomes measurement
- 12 breakout sessions streamed to maximise content specific to private investors, institutional investors and philanthropy
- a TED-style powerhouse hour showcasing impact ideas worth spreading
Early bird tickets close this Friday, 25 February. Impact Investing Australia stakeholders can receive a 10% discount on ticket prices using the code: IIA2022. Register here.
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Gender Lens Investing Report
IIA and Capital Human’s Gender Lens Investing Report will be released next month and will feature throughout the Impact Investment Summit.
Two of the Report’s authors, Sabina Curatolo (our former colleague and now Head of Impact at Bridges Australia) and Manita Ray (Director at Capital Human and SDG Finance and Gender Equality Specialist, UNDP) will set the context and need for gender lens investing and highlight the Australian funds, asset managers and investors who are advancing the field, during a panel session on 30 March.
Then on 31 March, two breakout sessions will be on offer for those keen for more. Check the Summit program for information and times.
We’ll share more details on the Report in a special edition newsletter in March.
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Impact investing podcast
IIA Board member Sally McCutchan spoke with John Treadgold on the Good Future podcast recently, about the growth of impact investing. Sally discussed her pioneering work at IIA, experience with government policy negotiations, the opportunities for the II market and her current role in bringing Bridges Fund Management Ltd here with the establishment of Bridges Australia. It’s a podcast not to be missed!
Listen here on Apple Podcasts.