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Social Enterprise grant recipients

IBA, with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, launched a new grant earlier this year (see theĀ IBA Media Release) to support female-led Social Enterprises to deliver economic empowerment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Current grant recipients:

ProgramPurposeRecipient nameRecipient locationDelivery locationAmount
Well-being programsLearning strategies to build confidence and tools to empower First Nations women and girls in communities.Wave of Change Consultancy Pty LtdNTNT$167,700
Business developmentTraining to equip First Nations women to start and manage businesses in the NDIS sector.Megan Skelton t/a/ Biiribi ConsultancyQldNorthern Qld$109,420
Digital literacyTraining programs for career pathways in STEM.Indigenous Technology Pty LtdNSWNSW$161,000
Employment pathwaysYouth based training program for industry career pathways.Talyama DesignNSWNSW$67,500
Upskilling/TrainingFirst Nations training program and resourcesDilkara Essence of AustraliaACTAustralia-wide$97,000
Business DevelopmentCapability Development and local network building.Strong Spirit Aboriginal ServiceNSWMajor cities
Financial literacyFit for purpose financial and business advice through online modules and consultation opportunitiesTogether BusinessNationalMajor cities
Business DevelopmentBusiness Development and Networking WorkshopsBlakbone SistahoodNational
Major cities
Employment pathwaysTraining and cultural readiness program to step into employment.WanyaraVicInner regional$162,182
Well-being programsTraining and cultural readiness program to step into employment.Visual DreamingNSW
Inner regional$125,000
Business developmentBusiness Development and Networking WorkshopsWaru ProjectsWAOuter regional$122,500
Upskilling/TrainingDigital employment and well-being training and resources.Career Steer
VicMajor cities
Well-being programsWell-being program and training to equip First Nations women to work or be self-employed in Fitness industry.Deadly RunnersNSWOuter regional$88,390
Financial Literacy
Financial Management training and taxation education to build financial literacy skills in university studentsTJS Accounting Pty LtdVic
Major cities$155,000
Upskilling/TrainingTraining to equip First Nations women to start and manage businesses in the hair and beauty sector.Lox & Co Pty LtdQldMajor cities
Building networksDigital mentoring and professional support program for First Nations women.Ember Connect LtdNational
Major cities
Business developmentBuilding business and legal capabilities for social impact businesses.Violet Co Pty LtdNSW
Major cities
Business developmentSupport for start-up and existing First Nations businesses and building financial skills and confidence.Servantes t/a South Australian Business ConsultancySAOuter regional$120,104
Financial literacy
Financial literacy program for First Nations women to create intergenerational change through wealth building.Kimberly Jiyigas (Birds)NTMajor cities
Well-being programsFirst Nations women well-being and training program with native language competency training and botanicals sector relevance.Kyla McHughesSAInner regional$58,940
Business developmentBusiness Development and Networking Workshops for First Nations women.Connolly Coaching & Consultancy ServicesQldRemote$58,850
Business developmentOn country business forum to build business capability for First Nations women.Enterprise Learning ProjectsNTRemote$51,100
Financial literacy
Wholistics well-being program building financial literacy to safe for house deposit.Songlines 365NSWMajor cities$38,891