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Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Social enterprise Homes for Homes has launched its first-ever funding round for projects that increase the supply of social and affordable housing, with $500,000 up for grabs. Homes

Funding Boost for ‘Homes for Homes’ Initiative

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 28th June 2017 -  The federal government has delivered a boost to the supply of social and affordable housing with a $6 million investment in The Big Issues’ Homes for Homes initiative. Construction

Social Enterprise Leaders Funded For World Forum

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  More than 60 Australian social enterprise leaders have been announced as recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund. Run by Social Traders, the fund

Big Solution to Homelessness and Housing Issue

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 5th August 2016 -  Emerging initiative Homes for Homes, run by social enterprise The Big Issue, recently raised more than $100,000 through house sales to increase the supply of social and affordable…

Big Issue Celebrates 20 Years

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st June 2016 -  Steven Persson, CEO of long-standing social enterprise The Big Issue, believes one of the magazine’s greatest achievements is being “completely self-sustaining”, as it celebrates…

Young Social Entrepreneurs Deliver Big Ideas

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 -  A mental health awareness program for young people in regional areas, and a social enterprise combining permaculture and work opportunities have won a national social enterprise…

Labor Pledge on Big Issue Affordable Housing Scheme

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 27th November 2014 -  The Labor Opposition in Victoria has pledged financial support for The Big Issue’s new ‘Homes for Homes’ initiative, which encourages people selling their…

The Big Issue Achieves Milestone

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th June 2014 -  Not for Profit street magazine, The Big Issue, is set to sell its nine millionth magazine across Australia – a milestone which will coincide with the enterprise’s 18th…


Charities Still Waiting to be Heard?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th February 2014 -  Any doubt that charities are the little people in political discourse and national policy debates is being clearly dispelled by the Coalition Government’s continued enthusiasm

Social Innovators Gain the Competitive Edge

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 -  Innovation for social change has become a competitive arena – and it’s reaping rewards.  A new wave of competitions for social startups has hit what is traditionally…


Social Franchise Helping the Disadvantaged to Shine

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 27th November 2013 -  Growing national shoeshine and leather care social franchise Buffed is offering members of marginalised communities the opportunity to own and develop their own micro-business.…
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