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).
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.