From Impact Investing awards to publishing new perspectives and improving the lives of Victorian children, these are our highlights from 2019.
“There’s both a social and economic imperative in ensuring the lives and rights of people with disability are transformed.”
Through the SVA Social Impact Investment Trust, HESTA has committed $20m to an innovative Melbourne apartment project that could be replicated at scale to help improve housing affordability and sustainability for first home buyers, Affordable Housing clients and those working in key community occupations.
Improving public awareness, early intervention programs, and recovery-oriented service systems that empower people, will reduce the prevalence and impact of mental-ill health, according to a new report from Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
A new Chief Strategy Officer and two new Directors have joined Social Ventures Australia since the beginning of the year.
SVA is pleased to announce it has achieved its capital raising target of $5 million for the Sticking Together Social Impact Bond (SIB) and finalised the issue of the SIB.
The 2019 Commonwealth Budget has invested in some promising social initiatives but done little to resource the structural reforms needed to significantly reduce disadvantage in Australia.
Evidence for Learning has received $1 million in cornerstone funding from The Bryan Foundation to deliver an Early Childhood Education initiative focused on the learning lives of children before they start school.
A new paper from the University of Canberra, commissioned by Social Ventures Australia, provides insight into how student capabilities can be developed through three key practices that underpin STEM.
Project Independence, a not-for-profit community housing provider, has secured a $500,000 investment from Social Ventures Australia (SVA) to provide people with an intellectual disability a new pathway to home ownership.
Social Ventures Australia’s impact investing team has been named Asset Manager of the Year 2018 at the inaugural Australian Impact Investment Awards.
Maths Pathway raises $2.1m investment to change the way mathematics is taught in schools. The $1m investment from SVA is the organisation’s first equity investment from its $15m SVA Diversified Impact Fund.
SVA Chair Paul Robertson today announced Suzie Riddell as the organisation’s incoming CEO.
Almost 900 young people living in New South Wales who face barriers to work will be provided with long term support to help them get a job, and have that job ‘stick’, thanks to a new social impact bond (SIB).
Social Ventures Australia today announced a search for its next Chief Executive Officer.
HESTA has reaffirmed its commitment to growing the Australian impact investment market, allocating a further $40 million to fund investments that generate both a measurable social impact and a market-based financial return.
Three new directors have joined Social Ventures Australia since the beginning of the year, bringing with them a diverse range of experience across the government, non-profit and consulting sectors.
Tonight’s Federal Budget, while supporting some promising initiatives, has done very little to resource the concerted and comprehensive approach that is required if Australia is to make real headway towards combating disadvantage.
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) welcomes the Gonski 2.0’s Panel’s recommendation to establish an Independent Evidence Institution.
Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the rate of homelessness in Australia rose by 4.6% between 2011 and 2016. It is now estimated that 116,427 people in Australia are experiencing homelessness. Homelessness in New South Wales saw the biggest jump for a region, rising by 37%, with Queensland and Victoria […]
Social Ventures Australia welcomed three new Directors in the second half of 2017, adding deep experience in philanthropy, Indigenous entrepreneurship and innovation.
Social Ventures Australia’s submission to the Gonski 2.0 panel, released today, says Australia needs an independent ‘evidence broker’ to make sure governments invest in education programs that evidence shows work.
Social Ventures Australia’s (SVA) newest impact investment fund, the SVA Diversified Impact Fund, has received commitments exceeding its $10 million minimum size and will reach first close sooner than expected.
SVA congratulates disability support providers House with No Steps and the Tipping Foundation on their announced merger.
Social Ventures Australia’s supporters respond sympathetically and generously to the plight of vulnerable communities experiencing growing inequality in Australia.