Unmatched Sector Experience
Thanks to 8 years of working with not-for-profits, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and funders creating impact in WA, we have developed a deep understanding of the ecosystem and the drivers for strengthening the sector’s ability to create lasting change. We understand the challenges cut across the purpose for-profit sector, so our goal is to reduce the failure rate of social enterprises and support the growth and impact of successful ventures.
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Cerberus Frontier is an international fund manager and investor into emerging markets – primarily Georgia, Mongolia and Africa
After completing the independent evaluation of the first five years of the Woodside Development Fund, Impact Seed made a series of recommendations to Woodside as to what the next five years should entail, both in terms of structure and governance, and the flow of funds.
Impact Seed led the review of the governance for the collective impact initiative Connecting Communities for Kids (CCK), focussed on children in the Cockburn/Kwinana areas.
The Salvation Army Balga was looking for an independent review of the financial sustainability and impact of its Early Learning Centre, along with some recommendations and support in making the Centre more profitable.
Health Consumers Council WA is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about ensuring the consumer is centre of WA’s health care system.
ABC Foundation received a grant from ILSC through which there were able to engage us in additional capacity building support in building an Impact Management Strategy and a Business Plan and Model for their On-Country Carbon initiative
Horsepower Hills is a not-for-profit that offers horse riding, hippotherapy, and walking-with-horses to people with disabilities
Don’t Rubbish Country is an integrated waste upcycling/recycling social enterprise of ABC Foundation
We supported Environs Kimberley through a Regional New Industries Fund grant to strategise how to support social enterprises throughout the Kimberley in a way that wasn’t reliant on fly-in fly-out consultancy support.
Waste Not is a social and environmental enterprise based in Broome, providing an organic waste management service that builds resilient regional communities in northern Australia.
“Impact Seed have become a hub for impact investing and innovation, providing advice and support, education and valuable connections, making a real difference to peoples lives.”
“Turning a grassroots movement into a sustainable organisation requires insight, understanding and big picture thinking. Sven from Impact Seed provided all these through his invaluable advice and support in establishing a strong foundation for the Plastic Free July Foundation. He asked pertinent questions, challenged our thinking and helped us to navigate our way through startup options to establish our new entity with clarity and purpose”
“As a serial social entrepreneur, I am incredibly appreciative of the dedication Impact Seed has put into both, growing the overall capacity of the social enterprise scene in WA, as well as their personal support of me as an individual and my latest venture, Greenbatch. They have help me in so many ways including working one on one, opening lots of doors and general mentoring and support. You guys rock… keep up the work. The sector needs you”
“Impact Seed helped connect MUD & MUSK with valuable mentorship and advice in areas such as financials, cash flow and personally made me more confident in presenting my business pitch. Through Impact Seed’s Pitch Night we were able to win $5,000 in cash and legal advice. But most importantly we were able to connect with a network of entrepreneurs, investors and advisors who have a shared belief that social businesses can be profitable while still having a social purpose.”
“Kylie and Sven were a breath of fresh air for Feedmee when we first meet in 2016. They truly understand social entrepreneurship and its importance to a successful startup ecosystem. Over the past two years, Impact Seed has continually supported Feedmee, connecting us with a number of like-minded people and investors who understand social enterprise business models. Following the 2017 Impact Seed pitch night, Feedmee raised over $250,000 in seed investment though an introduction to an impact investor who understood that social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, not only profit. All of this was possible thanks to support and guidance from Impact Seed.”