Expressions of Interest are now open for social enterprises in the West Kimberley and Gascoyne region to seek Impact Seed’s incubation and development support under the Regional Social Enterprise Incubation Pilot to be delivered under the McGowan Government’s $4.5M Regional New Industries Fund. Applications close 31 August 2019.
Impact Seed’s support program fills an unmet need in piloting place-based incubation of emerging social enterprises including Aboriginal social enterprises that have the capacity to deliver blended financial, social and environmental returns to remote and regional communities.
Successful applicants will receive:
- Practical one on one development support for their social enterprises towards commercialisation and investment readiness
- Group workshops covering social enterprise development and impact investment readiness, business modelling, governance, market validation, impact strategy and measurement and team structures
- Access to Impact Seed’s social enterprise development toolkits and resources, and professional mentoring and connections through Impact Seed’s network
Importantly, Impact Seed’s approach will also support local capacity building through on-the-ground partnerships and skills-transfer, enabling sustainable development, driving social innovation and economic diversification in the Kimberley and Gascoyne.
This EOI closes 31 August 2019 and successful applicants will be informed by email by 30 September 2019. The application process preferences existing social enterprises or existing organisations seeking to develop a new social enterprise.
Please note that a co-contribution may be asked from successful applicants based on project scope and capacity.