The SVA Social Impact Fund (SIF) is a $9m* fund established to provide loans and equity investments to Australian social enterprises. The SIF was founded in 2012 with a seed funding grant of $4m from the Australian Government, matched with $5m* from private investors.
The launch of the SIF saw SVA work proactively to catalyse the impact investing market in Australia, resulting in 37 committed investors.
The SIF provides loan or equity investments of between $150,000 and $1m to social enterprises. It aims to make a meaningful social impact whilst delivering attractive investment returns.
The social enterprises supported by the SIF are focused on positive social change including improving education, employment and life outcomes for disadvantaged members of the community.
The SIF is closed to new capital, but is open to applications from enterprises seeking funding.
* Numbers are current as at 31 December 2014.