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It starts with one person. In Melbourne our one became 10 and now 30. 30 Melbourne partners pooling their funds and their skills so that four fledgling, innovative non-profits serving the training and education needs of disadvantaged and marginalised children and young people are put on a sustainable growth path. We are building their capacity to increase their outreach and impact – on the thousands of Victorian children, young people and their families they help and on our local communities.

That’s SVP Melbourne. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose. We don’t just write cheques, we share the intellectual powerhouse that is our partner base and open up our networks.


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    Our third AGM was a good time to take stock of how we have done and the impact we have had on our chosen focus area of children and families with an education and training lens. Read More »

    Leading Australian executive career strategy firm, Directioneering, has been a major supporter of SVP Melbourne this past year. Directioneering has donated $3,000 to the Social Venture Partners Australia Fund and, in July, showcased SVP Melbourne at its prestigious invitation only Executive Discussions Group. Read More »

    The Newsboys Foundation and Newsboys Foundation Trust have chosen two SVP Melbourne investees as grant recipients in the 2015/2016 grant round. Building on SVP's partnership with the Newsboys Foundation in supporting Hands on Learning, SVP Melbourne nominated 100 Story Building and the I CAN Network for the grants and we were delighted that they were successful. Read More »

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    Scaling SVP Melbourne’s Impact: Using the Theory of Change

    March 15 @ 6:00 PM

    The Theory of Change (sometimes referred to as The Impact Value Chain) is a powerful tool we can use in capacity building not just of SVP Investees but more generally. Read More »