Social Enterprise

We believe in the power of business to contribute to a better world

Since 2015, Impact Seed has worked with over 200 impact led businesses in WA to start, grow and gain investment. 

Our vision is for Western Australian businesses to lead the way in contributing to a better world. This requires engagement and commitment across all sectors – business leaders, start-ups, impact ventures, not-for-profits, intrapreneurs and the government to create a thriving economy that creates positive environmental and social outcomes.

It’s possible to have both profit and purpose​

Here's how Impact Seed can make that happen

Capacity building​​

We can support you to grow your business or project to be financially sustainable and have a high impact. Through incubation, programs and bespoke business-building support for new purpose-driven businesses or for projects exploring commercialisation.

Transitioning into impact​​

Just because your business isn’t a social enterprise, doesn’t mean you can’t integrate impactful initiatives into operations, products and services. Impact Seed can support businesses to explore impact, social or environmental programs, social procurement and B-corp certification.

Programs

Impact Seed can provide direct support to impact ventures in developing business plans, financial models, scaling, operations and hiring teams in order to become ready for impact investment. We can also support with sourcing deals and raising capital

Investment readiness building for impact ventures ​

Impact Seed can provide direct support to impact ventures in developing business plans, financial models, scaling, operations and hiring teams in order to become ready for impact investment. We can also support with sourcing deals and raising capital

Certified B-Lab B Corp, with B-Consultant on staff​

Impact Seed is a proud B-Corp with an in-house B-Consultant on staff and is able to aid enterprises to become certified B-Corporations​

Resources and DIY guides​

Tools and resources available to the public to find, measure and grow impact.​

Impact 2 Innovate (I2I) is a landmark three-year program to provide capacity building support and investment readiness support to Western Australian social enterprises and investors. The program, funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, focuses on the development of the social enterprise and impact investment sectors in Western Australia.

I2I aims to reduce the failure rate of social enterprises and support the growth and impact of successful ventures

Impact 2 Innovate will provide a comprehensive range of capacity building support and partnerships aimed at growing impact ventures and social enterprises in WA, including working to address the most significant gap in the market – that of catalytic funding to address the “missing middle” of impact investment. I2I will incorporate: 

+ Capacity Building for Social Enterprise including: mentoring, advisory, access to resources and workshops, 

+ Impact Strategy, Measurement and Management: co-design support for tools including program logic, theory of change and impact management strategies to deepen impact and support stakeholder communication of impact value propositions, 

+ Investment Readiness: support including a residency program (further details below) and practical business and investment support for select candidates, 

+ Catalytic Stakeholder Education & Engagement: Targeting innovation ecosystem, corporate and government social investment enablers, NFP investors, foundations and PAFs. 

Past Projects

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.

LOOP Upcycling is a circular economy social enterprise upcycling corporate waste in partnership with organisations to provide meaningful employment and training programs

Are you a member of the WA Social Enterprise Council?

WASEC is the member-based representative body for social enterprise in WA – formed in 2020 by leaders in WA’s social enterprise sector to build a new economy that places community, employee and environmental impact outcomes on an equal footing with sustainable financial returns.

WASEC advocates for and works with new and existing social enterprises to create a thriving, collaborative social enterprise sector in Western Australia, where social enterprise is the first choice for consumers, business and government.