Creating positive change at scale
We work to reduce disadvantage and improve systems so individuals and communities can thrive.
Transforming existing systems isn’t easy. It requires deep understanding of our social systems and valuing the experiences of the people interacting within them. It also requires collaboration between not-for-profit organisations, government, corporations and philanthropists.
SVA convenes partnerships that work together to design and scale interventions that respond to the needs of people in crisis, and support prevention.
Live projects seeking funding
Older women and homelessness
Supporting the fastest growing group of people experiencing homelessness in Australia; older, single women.Learn more
Young children at risk of vulnerability
Improving health, education and well-being outcomes for children experiencing vulnerability, so all kids have a chance to reach their potential.Contact Emma
Evidence for Learning
Helping educators increase student learning by improving the evidence of what works and why, so great practice becomes common practice.Learn more
Bright Spots Schools Connection
Reducing the education gap between students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and their more affluent peers.Learn more
Helping social enterprises leverage social procurement opportunities and create jobs for people experiencing disadvantage.Contact Colin
Creating a toolkit that supports employment service providers to design, plan, review and improve their employment programs.Learn more
Over 18 years we’ve helped fledgling social purpose organisations with great promise become sustainable organisations creating real change in people’s lives.
Working in partnership, SVA has provided deep strategic, financial and governance acumen that is critical for early stage social ventures to effectively take on substantial funding commitments, grow their impact, and prove that what they are doing works.
Supporting young people who have lost their way and reconnecting them with education and training, so they can get 'back on track'.
Wings to Fly
Training early years professionals to build resilience in at-risk kids aged 0-5 so they can transition effectively into primary school.
Empowering and supporting young people experiencing vulnerability so they can manage their life in a self-directed way.Learn more
Addresssing the inequality in health between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians by teaching children to be health ambassadors within their communities.Learn more
Some of our former venture partners
Without our generous supporters, our work would not be possible.