• National Reconciliation Week 2024

    The 2024 National Reconciliation Week theme, Now more than ever, reminds us that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue. 

  • 2024 Federal Budget: Promising start mixed with missed opportunities to create real change

    This year’s Federal Budget saw the Government take positive steps on important issues like the care economy and employment. Yet, it did little to address the bigger picture items that would deliver the scale of change needed in our communities. To make real inroads on inequality and disadvantage in Australia, many areas are in desperate […]

  • New initiative set to help Australia find solutions to our biggest social challenges

    A new report from Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has been released today sharing frameworks that aim to help successful social initiatives achieve greater scale and broader impact. Alarming new trends such as heightened loneliness and psychological distress, revealed by the recent Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) report[1], spotlight a handful of the […]

  • New program supports Aboriginal children to thrive in Nowra

    A new Aboriginal-led early childhood education and care program aimed at improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s developmental and learning outcomes will be launched today in Nowra, NSW. The Boori Milumba program is tailored to meet the specific individual and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are facing significant family […]

  • Social Ventures Australia awarded Best CSR Innovation in AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies for 2023

    Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has been awarded Best CSR Innovation and recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative not-for-profit organisations. The 2023 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list celebrates innovation in Australia and New Zealand. The list recognises organisations with strong innovation practices as well as identifies specific innovative initiatives. SVA’s Synergis […]

  • New research identifies best locations for Victorian Government’s 20 new early learning centres to maximise impact on children and families

    As Premier Andrews decides on the locations for the final 20 of 50 new integrated early learning centres in Victoria, new research commissioned by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) in partnership with the Centre of Child Community Health (CCCH) has identified which communities and children could benefit the most from a new centre. The research, conducted […]

  • SVA thanks outgoing Board director Tanya Gilerman and welcomes Diana Radcliffe

    SVA thanks outgoing Director Tanya Gilerman as it welcome Diana Radcliffe to its Board.

  • Pioneering partnership to reduce reoffending in Victoria by providing housing and support

    A new SVA partnership offers a unique solution to reduce reoffending and homelessness among people leaving prison.

  • SVA joins over 70 RAP Partners to support First Nations Voice to Parliament

    SVA joins over 70 RAP Partners to support a First Nations Voice to Parliament and support a YES vote for the upcoming referendum.

  • Impact investing gets nod of approval in Federal Budget

    Commonwealth government announces bold move to build the Australian impact investing market and renew focus on tackling disadvantage.

  • 2023 Budget: Job begun, but not yet done

    In the 2023 Budget, the job has begone but is not yet done, as more is needed to ensure an Australia where all people can thrive.

  • Opportunity to overhaul early years development must be seized

    Leading early childhood experts have welcomed the opportunity presented by the Federal Government to take a critical step in improving early years development in Australia.

  • Four out of five community charities struggled with increased demand throughout the pandemic

    A new report by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) outlines recommendations for sustainable government support of the charity sector – following findings that four out of five community sector charities struggled with increased demand for services during the pandemic, and emergency funding support favoured some kinds of charities over others.

  • SVA thanks First Nations Practice Lead Desmond Campbell for his lasting impact as he steps into CEO role at Welcome to Country

    Desmond Campbell, of the Gurindji and the Ngalakan people and SVA’s First Nations Practice Lead, will be stepping into the role of CEO at Welcome to Country, the not-for-profit marketplace for First Nations experiences and products.

  • SVA strengthens its commitment to a reconciled Australia in its fourth Reconciliation Action Plan

    We are pleased to launch our fourth Reconciliation Action Plan as part of our work towards a reconciled Australia.

  • 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.