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Westpac’s Social Scale-up Grant helps scale-up not-for-profit social enterprises that operate a business for the primary purpose of creating jobs and employment pathways for individuals who often face significant barriers to entering the mainstream job market or are excluded from the workforce. Applications for the grants are now open.

In 2018, Westpac Foundation will award a total of $1.5 million to five not-for-profit social enterprises with a proven model to support people who face barriers to accessing Award-wage paying jobs, training, qualifications or work experience.

Key criteria for the Social Scale-up Grant:

  • Operate a proven social enterprise model that creates Award wage paying jobs and/or employment pathways (work experience or training) for people in Westpac Foundation’s target groups
  • The majority of the social enterprise’s annual income is derived from trading
  • Have a robust business plan
  • Employ an experienced management team
  • Grant funding is needed to scale-up your business operations and social impact
  • Be registered in Australia as a not-for-profit organisation and have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status

Closing date: 5 March 2018, 5.00pm

More information

pdfDownload grant guidelines

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