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Social Impact: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what's happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes and we'll brief you on the what you need to know, read and hear. If you're passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the week starting 22/07/2019, here's...

What you need to KNOW:

Pitch for Good. Do you have a social enterprise focused on environmental sustainability? Pitch for Good is a live crowdfunding event that offers inspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas for social enterprises. Pledges on the night for the crowdfunding campaigns are matched by City of Parramatta. Apply today! Applications close 24 July.

Banksia Sustainability Awards. Does your work align with the Sustainable Development Goals? The Banksia Foundation have revolutionised the Banksia Sustainability Awards and are aligning its program to the SDGs. Check out this opportunity and get recognised for the work you're doing! Apply today! Applications close 2 August.

What you need to READ:

Thinking of Applying for a Westpac Social Change Fellowship? The Westpac Social Change Fellowship awards 10 Fellowships per year, valued up to $50,000 each. If self-doubt is getting in the way of your application, here are some words of encouragement from a Westpac Social Change Fellow who asked ‘Am I good enough?’ and never looked back.

What you need to HEAR:

Do You Have Dreams for a Better World? Are you a small business owner or social-change maker with a dream to make a positive change in your local community? Check out this video to hear how you could receive up to $15,000 from Sunsuper to help fund your project/enterprise and make your dream a reality. Applications close 2 August. Watch the video, get inspired and apply today!

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Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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