A new collaborative report from PwC, Social Ventures Australia, the Global Apprenticeship Network (Australia) and the Apprentice Employment Network (Victoria) identifies measures that are required to build an apprenticeship system that works in the modern world and remedy Australia’s chronic skills shortages.
SVA is delighted to welcome Cindy Reese Mitchell and Verity Lomax as board directors this month.
Announced today, $9 million funding from the Commonwealth Government is going to replicate the Early Years Education Program in four sites, including one dedicated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Social Ventures Australia is delighted to share that Suzie Riddell, SVA CEO has been selected to participate in the inaugural Social Impact Leadership Australia (SILA) program. SILA is a capacity building and leadership program designed specifically for leaders of for-purpose organisations. Speaking about the announcement this week, SVA Board Chair Rob Koczkar said, ‘SVA’s Board, […]
SVA has announced the Early Childhood Development Field Catalyst, an alliance of leaders working together to enable more young children to thrive.
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has reaffirmed its support for Nightingale and its innovative model of sustainable and affordable housing development.
Australia’s charities have again been sidelined in the budget despite employing one in 10 workers and providing vital services that are crucial for communities to recover and thrive.
A new report by SVA and CSI finds that despite Australia’s promising economic recovery from the pandemic, many charities remain in a vulnerable financial position.
We are urging the government to raise income support after ANU research indicates a dire future for families relying on social security.
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Chair, Paul Robertson AO, has today thanked Lisa Paul AO PSM for her invaluable contributions to the organisation over her 7 years of service.
Australia’s charities have been left out of the major investments in the budget despite employing one in ten workers and providing vital services.
The Newpin SBB was a resounding success, restoring 391 children to the care of their families with an overall restoration rate of 61%, and delivering a financial return of a 10% p.a. to investors.
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Chair, Paul Robertson, has today announced that, after ten years’ service, he intends to step down from SVA’s Board, along with further Board changes.
In recent weeks we have been shocked but sadly not surprised as images of racial violence have covered our screens. The death of George Floyd in the American city of Minneapolis has reignited a debate about the treatment of African American people by police and, from this flashpoint, a movement of people stretching across many […]
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Citi Foundation have launched the Review Platform, a free digital platform that automates data collection and enables youth employment providers to consistently and easily collect feedback from young people, in order to demonstrate the value of their programs, improve practice and secure funding. Young people are being disproportionately affected by the current economic crisis. Across Australia, the youth unemployment rate, which was already double the […]
Social Ventures Australia warmly welcomed the commitment of $50 million to create the national evidence institute to ensure that Australia’s teachers have access to evidence to inform practice in classrooms and early learning centres.
A new report launched today by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis if financial supports, such as JobKeeper and lease and loan deferrals, come to an end in October. The report, […]
Synergis Fund, established by SVA and Federation Asset Management and one of Australia’s first wholesale investment funds aimed at transforming the disability housing sector, completed its second capital raise in early April bringing total funds to $26.5 million. The capital will be used to build homes for over 100 Australians living with disability.
We have put together a short guide that collates the key opportunities for not-for-profits and charities available as a result of Australian Government announcements.
We’re continuing to work with our clients, partners and friends about how we can work together for the crisis today, and for the Australia we want tomorrow.
There remains a significant lack of SDA housing, with an estimated 9,000 places still needed to meet demand.
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).