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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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  • Current News

    SVP Melbourne is looking to hire a part-time Executive Director. Since our inception in 2014, Partner Robert Broadbent, has held the role on a pro bono basis. Read More »

    SVP Melbourne Chair, Mark Jankelson, and Partner, David Green, presented our first education forum for 2017 on “Scaling SVP Melbourne’s Impact Using the Theory of Change”. Drawing on their experience, including with one of SVP Melbourne’s investees, we came away with key messages – what it is, how and when to use it and why it is such a powerful tool in scaling our impact. You can access a copy of their presentation here.

    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 »

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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 »