First Nations Social Enterprise Grant

New grants available for female-led First Nations social enterprises

- January 24, 2023 2 MIN READ

  Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has opened applications for new grants to support female-led First Nations social enterprises and enterprises that focus on developing and supporting First Nations women, girls and sistergirls. Partnership grants from $50,000 up to $200,000 are available. The Social Enterprise Grant will deliver $2.7 million of funding in 2023 through partnerships… Read more »

Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thankyou

Think social impact is just for big companies? Think again, says Thankyou founder Daniel Flynn

- September 29, 2022 6 MIN READ

Thankyou co-founder, Daniel Flynn, is determined to deliver meaningful change to the world, stopping at nothing – including several business pivots – to work towards a poverty-free society. He joined the First Act podcast to share Thankyou’s epic journey and explain how every person and business can make a real social impact. In a world… Read more »


Meet the social enterprise transforming offices into art spaces

- February 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

Award-winning social enterprise, ColourSpace, is bringing art-as-a-service to Sydney, on a mission to turn cities into galleries supporting local artists. As Australia’s first art social enterprise, ColourSpace transforms staid environments into dynamic, carefully curated galleries – displaying and regularly changing art. Similar to fresh flower delivery services that brighten offices, ColourSpace curates a selection of… Read more »


Get inspired at the Social Good Summit

- July 23, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

If you have an idea for a business with purpose or are simply passionate about social enterprise then you will want to check out the Social Good Summit in Sydney.  Non-profits, government, universities, industry bodies, social enterprises and grassroots organisers will come together at the Summit to discuss solutions to the greatest challenges of our… Read more »


Power List: Meet Katy Barfield

- July 15, 2019 4 MIN READ

It’s abundantly clear that Yume founder, Katy Barfield has a big heart.  “I was the type of child if the cat got a bird in the garden I would prise it out of its mouth… Or rush to be with the child with no friends in the playground.”  It’s a trait she says she inherited… Read more »


Power List: Meet Jo Barraket

- July 1, 2019 4 MIN READ

“My mum and stepfather instilled in me a strong sense of social justice and my stepfather was my first activist role model,” says Professor Jo Barraket, Director Centre of Social Impact, Swinburne. “I first got involved with social enterprise – in the form of community cooperatives – when I was at university. I loved them… Read more »


How the Good Box is helping the city’s homeless

- April 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

Gali Blacher from Sydney and Maddy Jones from Brisbane co-founded social enterprise The Good Box in 2018 after noticing the isolation that the homeless community in Australia experience. Gali and Maddy realised that many city workers would not give to the homeless as they did not know where the money would be used or for what… Read more »