We're in the final stages of developing a brand new grants program for later stage social enterprises in 2016 - the Social Scale-Up.
In keeping with our funding approach of building deep, long-term relationships with grantees, these grants will focus on strengthening, or scaling up, our established previous social enterprise partners that provide meaningful pathways to employment through further investment.
We will provide funding of $100,000 to $150,000, as well as organisational development support with a focus on capability and systems, plus marketing support for awareness raising and fundraising; crowd funding; promotion across Westpac Group channels and media partnerships.
Outcomes include a tested and sustainable pathway to scale with deep community support with a sustainable business model.
If you're interested in a pre-consultation for Social Start-Up, please consider the following questions:
- Does your social enterprise create employment pathways for disadvantaged Australians?
- Is your business achieving over 50% of income through trade?
- Have you previously received grant funding from Westpac Foundation?
If your answer to these three questions is yes, please register your interest with us here and we will contact you to provide you with further information prior to applications opening in early 2016.