Case Studies

Featured Case Studies

  • The Industry Employment Initiative

    The Industry Employment Initiative was established to demonstrate, test and scale a new approach to support young people around Australia who are long-term unemployed, or at risk of long-term unemployment, into sustainable work.

    Organisation: 
    Social Ventures
    Project: 
    Industry Employment Initiative (IEI)
    Dates: 
    January 2014 - December 2015
    Grant: 
    $100,000
    www.socialventures.com.au/work/iei/

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    ‘The IEI helped our organisation to fulfil its community objectives and also address a recruitment need; finding skilled and able employees looking to build a career working across the hospitality sector.’

    Marriott Melbourne, 2016

  • CENTsable

    CENTSable is a financial e-learning tool providing practical information and resources to support workers in the community sector to have informed financial conversations with women on low incomes.

    Organisation: 
    Women's Health Goulburn North East
    Project: 
    Centsable
    Dates: 
    September 2014 - March 2016
    Grant: 
    $150,000
    www.centsable.org.au

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    ‘It has everything available in the one place and they don't have to go to a lot of different websites to find what they need.’

    Regional Saver Plus coordinator

  • Tasmania Island Ark

    In the diverse, fragmented landscape of the Tasmanian midlands, Greening Australia is working with local farmers, researchers, businesses and government to restore 6000ha of habitat for critically endangered animals, whilst revitalising local farming communities.

    Organisation: 
    Greening Australia
    Project: 
    Strategic restoration to conserve and link remnants of threatened bioregions
    Dates: 
    September 2014 - September 2017
    Grant: 
    $550,000
    www.greeningaustralia.org.au/

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    ‘The Tasmanian midlands are the last refuge for a host of unique species that exist nowhere else in Australia. Through Tasmania Island Ark we are ensuring that we are no longer at risk of losing them from our landscapes forever.’

    Brendan Foran
    CEO, Greening Australia

  • Transforming the experience of school for disengaged students

    One in four Australian students don't finish year 12 or equivalent and 40% of students are disengaged from their schooling.  Hands On Learning exists to transform the educational journey for disengaged students who are at risk of leaving school early. 

    Organisation: 
    Hands on Learning Australia
    Project: 
    Expanding the HOL method to help more at risk young people at more schools
    Dates: 
    January 2013 - December 2015
    Grant: 
    $600,000
    handsonlearning.org.au/

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    ‘The Ian Potter Foundation played a significant role in helping expand the Hands on Learning method to help ensure more young Victorians have the opportunity to experience success at school, realise their potential and follow a positive pathway in life.’

    Cam Wiseman
    Head of School Education Engagement, Hands On Lear

  • Bright Spots Schools Connection

    The SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection supports exceptional school leaders in 36 disadvantaged schools to improve the outcomes of their students.

    Organisation: 
    Social Ventures Australia Limited
    Project: 
    The Bright Spots Schools Connection (The Connection)
    Dates: 
    September 2015 - June 2016
    Grant: 
    $118,000
    www.socialventures.com.au/work/sva-bright-spots-schools-connection/

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    ‘We connect in different ways. Where we know of any professional learning or other opportunities we'll share it with others in the Hub, and we also just bounce ideas around.’


    Principal, Star Hubs School, NSW

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