Dreamstarter by ING is helping launch and grow start-up social enterprises looking to make a real difference in the community.
Date/Deadline: 25 Aug, 2017

Applications are now open for the latest round of ING Dreamstarter, an online crowdfunding initiative supported by that helps get ideas for social change off the ground.  

ING are looking for social businesses that not only create positive social impact, but are also original, shareable and have an existing network to tap into and leverage. Together with StartSomeGood and Social Enterprise Finance Australia Partnerships (SEFAP), they want to help your social enterprise idea reach a much wider audience and generate a greater level of support, and get the funding it needs to make it happen!.

By providing much-needed funding, raising your business profile and supporting you with the knowledge you need to build financially sustainable businesses, Dreamstarter can help you make a lasting difference in your community. 

The Dreamstarter Program will help you raise funds to launch or grow your social enterprise through:


Dreamstarter provides scholarships to learning programs that help social entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and training required to establish and grow a financially sustainable social business.


ING will pledge up to 50% of the tipping point to help you reach your target.

Grants for Growth

Dreamstarter provides grants you’ve launched ifyou need a little extra boost to create or take up an opportunity to scale your social enterprise

Dreamstarter alumni include AbilityMate, Eat Me Chutneys, The Good Beer Co., BrainChild Academy, Clean Coast Collective, Crema Joe, Words With Heart, SAMA, Street Art Murals Australia and The Social Outfit.

If you have a start-up or an established social enterprise you need help getting off the ground, apply to Dreamstarter today!

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