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The Social Venture Partners Australia Fund ABN 85 327 854 408 is a public ancillary fund.  Donations to the Fund are used to provide multi-year grants to SVP Melbourne’s investee organisations.  Your donation to the Fund may be tax deductible if you are an Australian resident taxpayer.

For its first investment cycle in 2014 SVP Melbourne has selected 100 Story Building – (see www.100storybuilding.org.au).  Read the announcement here.

The Social Venture Partners Australia Fund is open to donations from the public and you do not have to be a Partner of SVP Melbourne.  We do not currently have online donation facilities but you may donate by direct electronic funds transfer, cheque or direct bank deposit.  Please email contact@svpmelbourne.org.au for details.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your donation as well as a receipt for claiming your donation as a tax deduction.

For information on how you can become a Partner of SVP Melbourne contact Ian Adair on recruitment@svpmelbourne.org.au.



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