Social Enterprise City Impact program provides Grants for Social Enterprises

Written by startup news

December 27, 2021

The Social Enterprise City Impact program provides financial assistance and capacity-building opportunities to support the establishment and expansion of businesses and organizations with a distinctly social purpose.

It also encourages the establishment and expansion of sustainable social enterprises that enhance the City of Melbourne’s business vitality, diversity, and inclusiveness. If you think, you fit in the eligibility criteria, this grant is for you!

Sponsoring Agency: City of Melbourne

Type of Fund: Grant

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Details:

This program aims to enhance the City of Melbourne’s reputation for business vitality, diversity, and inclusiveness and contribute further to the city’s thriving economy and community.

For the purpose of this program, a ‘social enterprise’ is defined as an organisation that combines trade with a social purpose where this purpose is a defining part of the business.

Applicants may include social enterprises, B Corporations, charities and other philanthropic organisations. Applications will be accepted from both not-for-profit and for-profit businesses.

Eligibility Criteria

For the purpose of this program, a ‘social enterprise’ is defined as an organization that combines trade with a social purpose where this purpose is a defining part of the business. Applicants may include social enterprises, B Corporations, charities, and other philanthropic organizations. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit and for-profit businesses.

Types of social enterprises that can apply for this program:

  • Impact startups/organizations utilizing digital technologies with high growth potential that uses innovation and/or addresses scalable markets.
  • Organizations operating a more traditional street-side “brick-and-mortar” business that offers products and services to its customers face-to-face in an office or store that the business owns or rents.
  • Organizations that are a hybrid/blend of the two models above.

Applicant organizations must be located within, or be delivering their activity, product, or service to customers within, the City of Melbourne municipality, and the enterprise must be targeted to benefit the environment and people (the community) who live, work, study, and play in the City of Melbourne.

For more information, visit City of Melbourne.

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