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How an innovative, evidence-based initiative in Melbourne reduced long-term homelessness

Paul Flatau, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Phase two of Sacred Heart Mission’s Journey to Social Inclusion program, which supports those experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness to exit homelessness rather than simply

Data drives change

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd July 2020 -  If Australia’s charities are to be given further special consideration by government, business, donors and communities, we need to build a case for increased support based

Taking the pulse of the sector

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  Researchers are hoping to uncover the stressors, impacts of policy changes and challenges that social change organisations face   Australia has never kept track of the state of

Vulnerable groups missing out on COVID-19 support

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th July 2020 -  New research calls for the government to widen its support during the coronavirus crisis Australia’s COVID-19 response needs a stronger focus on the structural problems

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential

Social enterprise helping vulnerable Aussies find meaningful work

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Social enterprise is delivering better job opportunities for disadvantaged Australians than mainstream employment while also fixing gaps in government jobseeker programs,

Family comes first for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in financial stress are putting the wellbeing of their family and community ahead of their own wealth, according to new research.

Cross-Sector Coordination to Tackle Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  An ambitious partnership between academics, the corporate sector and not-for-profit groups aims to end homelessness within a generation by tapping into new sources of capital.    

Social Impact Investing Poses Potential Solution to Housing Crisis

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  Social impact investing could be a game changer in helping to address Australia’s housing crisis. A new report, released on Wednesday by the Australian Housing and Urban Research

Victorian Social Enterprises Boosting Economy with Inclusive Workforce

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  Social enterprises in Victoria contribute more than $5 billion to the state’s economy, and employ around 60,000 people – including 12,000 people with disability – according to a

Report Explores Financial Wellbeing in Australia

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  A new report reveals what financial well being in Australia is about, and it appears to be more than just finances. The project, commissioned by Financial Literacy Australia, looked

Social Impact Investments Could Address Housing and Homelessness

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 -  Social Impact Investments (SII) could offer much relief for Australia’s housing crisis, a new report has found. A report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute…
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