Helping connect Australians to charities is startup Vollie, which offers an online platform where users can discover and complete volunteer work.
Australian edutech startup 40K Foundation has today announced it has received $250,000 in investment from Atlassian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant. 40K Foundation was selected from over 100 international non-profits and is one of four startups receiving an accelerator grant and technical support from Atlassian.
“Ambitious change makers” and social enterprise startups are being called on to apply for the upcoming Impact Academy accelerator intake, a 20 week program looking to help startups in the socent space.
According to the World Vision, one of the best ways to help people in developing countries is to facilitate access to self-employment and in turn, a secure future. However, for those who have not been lucky enough to get assistance from such charities, gaining access to a small loan to start a business is difficult. Microfinance was established to fill the gap left by traditional banks, for whom it wasn’t profitable to serve such a market.