Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs (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 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 opportunities to build your skills, knowledge, revenue and impact…
World Summit Awards – Australia 2022 is all about identifying the best Australian digital innovations with a positive impact on society and taking them to the international stage of the World Summit Awards (WSA) Global Contest. Applications close 9 September.
The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Fellows each receive $150,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step outside the routine and rhythm of everyday life and make your groundbreaking idea a reality. Expressions of Interest close 4 September.
The International Cleanup Conference offers a truly international forum to learn about and discuss trends, technologies and advances for a safer, cleaner planet. With more than 700 delegates from Australia and around the world expected in person in Adelaide and a large number of attendees joining online, the International Cleanup Conference is a fantastic opportunity to network with global influencers, accelerate your knowledge and expertise, and play a crucial part in cleaning up the planet. Conference dates 11 - 15 September.
If you're a sustainable social enterprise delivering on your social mission, applications are now open for the City of Parramatta's Growing Social Enterprise in Parramatta grants program. With $75,000 in funding up for grabs for social enterprises seeking to grow and expand their operations and presence in Parramatta, this is a unique opportunity to strengthen your business development and management capacity, expand your sustainability and reach, and boost your social impact. Applications close 19 September.
Applications are now open for the 2023 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This open, competitive grants program encourages young people between 18-35 to apply for $22,000 (GST inclusive) grants to fund innovative scientific research projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. Applications close 23 September.
Greatest Good: Connecting For-purpose Organisations with Conscious Consumers
Calling all for-purpose organisations - social enterprises, B-Corps, charities and other not-for-profits! We know finding and connecting with conscious consumers and potential supporters can be challenging. This is exactly why Greatest Good created a platform for your organisation to be found, and for your impact to be amplified, by people who align with what you do. Greatest Good is a directory, community and marketplace that helps conscious consumers to find, engage and support for-purpose organisations!
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Road Trip is an awesome two-day journey up the NSW coast on a luxury 55-seater coach, connecting with and learning from leading social entrepreneurs in fireside chats and knowledge-sharing sessions. Hosted by StartSomeGood, this unique experience will have you arriving at the SEWF well-connected, well-briefed and ready to make the most of the experience. Trip dates 25 - 27 September.
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2022 is coming to Brisbane in September! SEWF is the flagship event for the global social enterprise community, providing space for purpose-led people, policymakers, philanthropists, intermediaries and entrepreneurs to connect, learn and be inspired. Check out the launch video here. You can now register to join the world’s largest social enterprise conversation either online or in person. Forum dates 28 - 29 September.
The Westpac Social Change Fellowship is a social innovation program focused on your developing your leadership capability. With up to $50,000 to invest in your personal and professional 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 support you along your journey. Applications close 6 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.