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Australian Bursary Fund - Social Enterprise World Forum

June 27th, 2017

63 Australian social enterprises have been announced as successful recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund.

Designed to provide assistance to support Australian social enterprise leaders attend the Social Enterprise World Forum in New Zealand later this year, the successful applicants will receive a bursary to the approx. value of AUD$2,000 - covering flights, accommodation and Forum attendance.

As part of their contribution at the Forum the recipients will participate in a series of facilitated networking events to encourage and build the next cohort of future social enterprise leaders. “We received a terrific amount of interest for the Bursary Fund applications and are really pleased that through this process we’re able to provide such a unique learning and networking opportunity for the next wave of Australia’s future social enterprise leaders,” Said David Brookes, Managing Director, Social Traders.

The Australian Bursary Fund application period ran from April 26 to May 26 and received 105 applications from across Australia, with 40% of applicants coming from Victoria.  National research - Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector 2016 - found the majority of social enterprise respondents were seeking a more cohesive social enterprise ecosystem with enhanced networking and development opportunities. Hosted in Christchurch New Zealand between the 27-29 September, the annual international Social Enterprise World Forum invites the best and brightest social enterprises from around the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more socially inclusive future.

Social Traders in partnership with the English Family Foundation, Philanthropy Australia and NZ-based Ākina Foundation created the Australian Bursary Fund with the generous support of numerous donors that include: The Ian Potter Foundation, English Family Foundation, Equity Trustees, Victorian Government, Queensland Government, Vasudhara Foundation, The Snow Foundation, Wheelton Philanthropy, Marist 180, Kofi Foundation, the Hunt Family Foundation, , the Stuart Fox Family Foundation and the Wise Foundation.
 

AUSTRALIAN BURSARY FUND RECIPIENTS 2017

ENTERPRISE

STATE

100 Story Building

VIC

annecto Speakers Bank

VIC

Australasia Nutrition

WA

Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship

VIC

batyr

NSW

Befriend

WA

Catalysr

NSW

CERES

VIC

Cherished Pets

VIC

Clickability

VIC

CoDesign Studio

VIC

Community Recycling Network Australia

Tas

Digital Storytellers

NSW

Eidos

Qld

Endeavour Foundation

Qld

FRUIT2WORK

VIC

The Good Beer Co

Qld

Good Cycles

VIC

Good360 Australia

NSW

Green Collect

VIC

Green World Revolution

WA

Hatched

Qld

Humanitix

NSW

Humankind Enterprises

VIC

Inspirationery

WA

Kinfolk Enterprise

VIC

Laika Academy

VIC

Life Interwoven

NSW

Little Delish

Qld

One Vision Productions

NSW

Melbourne Farmers Markets

VIC

MET Designs Ltd

VIC

Monochrome Coffee Co.

VIC

Palmera

NSW

Parliament on King

NSW

PeopleWorx

VIC

Pollinate Energy

VIC

PROJECT ROCKIT

VIC

Share The Dignity Limited

Qld

Social Impact Hub

NSW

Soft Landing Mattress Recycling

WA

Solar Sign Solutions

Qld

Songbird Collection

VIC

Spacecubed Innovation

WA

StartSomeGood

NSW

Substation33

Qld

The Big Issue

VIC

The People's Fabric

VIC

The Social Outfit

NSW

Goodcompany

VIC

Thread Harvest

NSW

Vanguard Laundry Services

Qld

Welcome Studio

NSW

Wellthy Pty Ltd

Qld

Wicked Lab

SA

Windsor Group

Qld

Woodend Neighbourhood House

VIC

Words With Heart

Qld

World Wellness Group

Qld

Y Vote

NSW

Yourtown

Qld

Youth Without Borders

Qld

Youthworx

VIC

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