Last week, Seven Mile Beach played host to a complimentary surf camp providing indigenous youths with a learn to surf experience. Coordinated by Surf Camp Australia and Surfing NSW, the camp was led by two accomplished surfing instructors, Sam and Mitch Douglass who grew up in Currarong, NSW and are both of Aboriginal descent.
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Social Enterprise Loans
Social enterprises are businesses that are set up to make money, both in not for profit and for profit structures, but not relying on grants and donations and have a strong social objective as their reason for operating.
DEEWR, through the Social Enterprise Development and Investment Fund, partnered with banks, philanthopic organisations and not for profits and selected three fund managers. The aim is to improve access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. These are loans not grants, the fund managers also link into support through the partner organisations such as mentoring and capacity building in the enterprise.
The three fund managers set up in this framework are
- Foresters Community Finance Funds
- Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) •Social Ventures Australia – Social Impact Fund
They are worth a look, or at least to know that they are there.
Attached is a PDF flyer from SEFA