5 Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises (September)
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 September, here are the top 5 opportunities to build your skills, knowledge, revenue and impact…
The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships 2022 program has opened for applications, seeking exceptional leaders with breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental problems and the capacity to bring them to fruition. This is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to step out of your day-to-day working life and focus exclusively on your big plan for action for one year! Fellows each receive $120,000 and up to $30,000 for operational expenses.
Applications close 5 September.
The Westpac Social Change Fellowship is a social innovation program focused on your growth and development as you drive positive social change in Australia. With up to $50,000 to invest in your personal development, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and networks to accelerate your growth. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with other passionate problem solvers who are ready to listen, share ideas and collaborate to help you succeed.
Applications close 30 September.
If you’re working on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agriculture industries, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) want to hear from you! Grant applications are now open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry! If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference for Australia’s agriculture industries, this is your chance to grab a $22,000 grant to fund your project.
Applications close 1 October.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to present to business and social entrepreneurial leaders who are influential in the community and have the mentoring skills and resources to help you take your idea or business to the next level. Apply now for your chance to present at the Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition as part of Moral Fairground's Ethical Enterprise Conference. The winner will be part of the Early Pitch Booster Program, providing access to mentorship, professional services, and advice valued at over $50,000.
Applications close 18 October.
The Ethical Enterprise Awards 2021 recognises the most inspirational micro, small and medium-size purpose-driven business and ethical enterprise in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through its innovative and ethical trade practices. Don't miss out on this terrific opportunity to gain recognition, publicity and media exposure for your contribution to creating positive change.
Applications close 22 October.
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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.