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5 Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises (February)

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult to 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 five of the best social enterprise opportunities happening right now! 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 month of February, catch up on...

Want to make a social change but not sure where to start? Already making waves in your community, but need government policy to catch up? Across five signature events, Next Gen Policy Change is a week-long program of events for changemakers around making entrepreneurial and policy change around the big issues across Australia and Asia. Join for one or all of our free events, which range from intimate workshops and masterclasses to fireside chats and audience Q&As.

2. iActivate Short Course by CQUniversity and Impact Boom

Have an idea that could change the world? Want to create sustainable solutions for the issues in your community or sector? iActivate – Design and Grow Business for Good is a national first: an online social enterprise course developed through collaboration by a sector leader and Australia’s only Changemaker University, accredited by Ashoka U global social innovation network.

3. The RISE Program

Social Impact Hub, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Westpac Foundation, are collaborating with leading corporates to offer pro bono business support to social enterprises to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. Social enterprises have the opportunity to be supported by experts in areas such as business strategy, accessing government financial support, managing human resources and legal support, based on their business needs. This support will be provided for over 3-6 months. Don’t miss out.

4. Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant 

The Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant provides impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants of up to $140,000 for business, financial, legal and other capacity-building support from providers to secure investment. Growth Grants were created in recognition of 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. They support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment.

5. Free B Corp Short Course

Torrens University in partnership with B Lab Australia & New Zealand presents a free short course providing an introduction to the B Corp movement. This course is designed for people who want to find out more about the values, processes and standards that underpin the global Certified B Corporation (B Corp) movement.

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