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Journey to Impact WA - stories of impact-first investing

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In the first of a series of 2024 events, Philanthropy Australia, Spinifex Trust and Impact Seed welcome you to join us for an evening of conversation and learning from foundations and investors.  Your 3 key takeaways from this event will be:

  • Hear stories from impact investors taking an impact-first approach
  • Learn about WA's new Catalytic Impact Loan Fund
  • Connect with other funders considering an their own impact investment journey

This invitation-only event will feature a panel and speakers comprising both local Western Australian and national Foundation leaders who are bridging the divide between investment and philanthropy; Providing catalytic, concessionary impact loans to social enterprises with sustainable business models that create impact n diverse areas from First Nations and community inclusion, through to education, mental health and family violence:

  • McClements Foundation
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • Snow Foundation 

On the evening we will also be introducing Impact Seed's new WA Impact Loan Fund to potential co-investors and supporting stakeholders.  The Fund (enabled with the support of Paul Ramsay Foundation), is targeting deployment of $2M in catalytic impact capital in WA in the next two years through a co-investment approach and is the first fund in WA to take a collaborative approach to delivering patient, concessionary, and fit for purpose finance between $50-$500K to social enterprises at the crucial Development stage* of their growth.

This event is part of the Investor Series of events in the Impact 2 Innovate Program, and is made possible through funding from the WA State Government New Industries Fund XTEND Program

This is the start of what we hope will be an impactful relationship between WA investors looking for impact and social enterprises seeking funding in the community. Wherever you're at along this investing for impact journey, whether you’re looking to learn more or make your first investment. We invite you to come along and join the community looking to invest for impact in WA.  

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