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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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    I’m delighted to welcome Daryl to SVP Melbourne. Over the coming events you all have the opportunity to meet him and discuss what we all love about our partnership. Read More »

    Melbourne Investee Applications Update 2017

    The Investment Committee short listed and met five applicants for our 2017 investee program. With our focus upon Children and Youth Development targeting the underprivileged and disadvantaged, the committee was very impressed with all applicants. 2017 will be a hard year to choose just one investee. Whilst all applicants are keen to seek our funding, our ability to enhance capability and increase social impact are important factors for SVP. There are many ways in which you can become involved in the process of selecting of a new investee and helping.  I encourage you to talk to Wayne if you are interested.

    Without any names for now,  let me briefly introduce a few organisations interviewed and what SVP partners could do to help their social impact grow:

    • Working in schools for kids that are different and need some special care. This organisation is experiencing exceptional growth. SVP partners can really help with leadership mentoring, guidance with operation systems and reaching out to business connections.
    • Using stories to reach indigenous kids and help them (and Australians) reconnect with their culture. This organisation need help articulating and imbedding their real potential to impact society. Strategic planning, increasing capacity and better using new business technologies are specifically needed.
    • A film production social enterprise and training organisation working with youth at extreme risk of homelessness. An organisation ready to step up to the next level the founder needs a CEO to run the enterprise day to day. It is time to split the creative leadership from business leadership and increase capacity.

    All really exciting opportunities for partners wanting to use their skills to make a real difference. With enough partner support maybe we can help them all while only providing financial assistance to the one investee.

    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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    Impact Investing

    September 20 @ 6:00 PM

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