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Kick Starter Investment Ready Grants

Kick Starter is a business planning competition and small grants program funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation for early stage social ventures and run by SEFA Partnerships, as part of its commitment to boost capacity within the sector.

Kick Starter grants are intended to help you develop your social venture and build your networks and knowledge, so that you can increase your chances of attracting investors.

Round Two of Kick Starter 2018 is available to existing growth or pre-growth stage social ventures with a proven model who are working towards becoming investor ready in 2018/2019.

Over the 12-week program (September – November) Kick Starter participants will gain knowledge and resources in become investor-ready and will also develop a business plan with mentor support from Macquarie Group employees.

Two participants will also be awarded a $15,000 grant to help leverage additional funding support.

Round Two applicants must:

  • Be a part of a social enterprise at pre-growth or growth stage.
  • Be able to demonstrate the enterprise is innovative ie, it addresses an unmet social or community need; and/or creates a new model or way of meeting that need; and/or draws on existing innovations.
  • Commit to developing and submitting a business and action plan at the conclusion of Kick Starter, engaging in peer learning sessions and attending key workshops.
  • Be able to participate in group learning sessions and face to face meetings with mentors in Sydney.
  • Be able to engage relevant partners in the innovation design, development and implementation of the social venture.

Applications close:  30 June, 2018.

For further information and to apply.