• Social Ventures Australia awarded Best Workplace 2021

    An award for organisations with ‘exceptional levels of employee engagement and satisfaction’ with employees feeling ‘supported, empowered and engaged’.

  • Experienced social sector leader Sarah Davies joins SVA Board

    SVA welcomes experienced social sector leader Sarah Davies AM to the SVA Board.

  • On our 20th anniversary, SVA asks ‘what will it take to get disadvantage to zero’ in Australia?

    We are marking our 20th anniversary by asking the question, ‘what will it take to get disadvantage to zero in Australia?’

  • Statement on 26 January

    Our mission at Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is to work towards an Australia where all people and communities can thrive. A reconciled Australia is key to this vision, where First Nations people’s rights and opportunities are guaranteed. We believe that achieving this goal requires institutional, policy, service and funding change – all with a focus […]

  • Organisations call for extra time for funeral policy holders to claim against failed Funeral Insurance Fund

    Call for extra time for funeral policy holders to claim refunds they are owed by failed fund.

  • Restacking the odds to give children the best start

    Australian communities will have valuable new tools and resources to help them improve the early years’ service system, as a successful collaboration scales up to tackle inter-generational disadvantage.

  • New investment in Synergis to provide additional housing for people with disability

    Social Ventures Australia welcomes the investment by Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Synergis, which will help deliver much needed homes for people with disability.

  • More than money: what it will take to turn good intentions into good jobs

    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 welcomes two new Board directors

    SVA is delighted to welcome Cindy Reese Mitchell and Verity Lomax as board directors this month.

  • More children living with significant adversity will start school on par with their peers thanks to $9 million funding to replicate intensive early childhood program

    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.

  • SVA CEO Suzie Riddell selected for new Social Impact Leadership Australia program

    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, […]

  • More young children set to thrive thanks to new alliance of sector leaders

    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 remains confident in Nightingale Housing and its commitment to affordable homes

    Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has reaffirmed its support for Nightingale and its innovative model of sustainable and affordable housing development.  

  • SVA Budget response 2021

    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.

  • Many charities left financially vulnerable and unable to meet community demands following end of JobKeeper, new research finds

    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.

  • Australian child poverty rate set to soar following end of Coronavirus Supplement, new ANU findings show

    We are urging the government to raise income support after ANU research indicates a dire future for families relying on social security.

  • SVA thanks Lisa Paul for her many years of service as she steps down from the SVA board

    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.

  • Budget 2020: Inclusive recovery at risk as Australia’s community builders sidelined

    Australia’s charities have been left out of the major investments in the budget despite employing one in ten workers and providing vital services.

  • Strong positive outcomes delivered for families and investors on maturity of Australia’s first social impact bond

    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.

  • SVA announces Board changes

    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.

  • Social Ventures Australia’s statement on Black Lives Matter

    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 […]

  • New digital platform puts young people at the centre of employment programs

    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 […]

  • SVA welcomes government $50 million commitment to new national evidence institute

    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.

  • New report forecasts dire financial future for charities in Australia

    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 completes second close securing $26.5m for new disability housing

    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.