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A fund for innovation
It's time to start addressing the causes of entrenched disadvantage through innovative approaches led by communities across Victoria, and to establish a Social Innovation Fund to do it. MARY SAYERS explains.
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New challenges need new approaches
Victoria is in the grip of fundamental shifts and changes that challenge the fabric of our society. To emerge with strong solutions we need to reshape our approach to complex social issues, TOM BENTLEY says.
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Baking a difference
STREAT is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that provides homeless and high-risk youth with a supported pathway to careers in the hospitality industry and independent living, while also helping them feel they belong and to thrive in life. KATE BARRELLE explains.
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Catalysing change
A new wave of philanthropy is funding innovative ways of tackling social problems. KELLEE NOLAN spoke to several groups on the crest of the wave to find out what it's all about.
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Doing justice differently
It's not rocket science and it's not Pollyanna land, doing justice differently is just about taking a cold, hard look at the evidence and acting on it, ROB HULLS says.
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If you've been to a VCOSS event lately, you might just be in our new Insight feature 'Sector Scenes'. It captures moments from a range of events where our members ... Read More

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Victoria needs fresh thinking and social innovation to challenge “the way it’s always been done”. This edition of Insight delves into several exciting new approaches, ... Read More

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Measuring social innovation is a complex task, involving technical, leadership and cultural challenges. Following the 'three Ps' - purpose, process, performance ... Read More

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It’s not rocket science and it’s not Pollyanna land, doing justice differently is just about taking a cold, hard look at the evidence and acting on it, ROB HULLS ... Read More

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Innovation funds and impact investing are some of the models now being used to drive change across Victoria and around the world. We go behind the jargon to explain ... Read More

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Insight asked four Victorian MPs what governments can do to support social innovation in communities. ... Read More

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Kinfolk is a busy Melbourne café serving up seasonal produce on a daily menu, with the mission to create better access and inclusion for those facing disadvantage ... Read More

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Health justice partnerships are improving access to legal services that not only meet people’s legal needs but also address the factors that often distract from ... Read More

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STREAT is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that provides homeless and high-risk youth aged 16-25 with a supported pathway to careers in the hospitality industry ... Read More

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It was FamilyCare’s commitment to the local community that enticed David Tennant to shift his young family from Canberra to Shepparton in 2010 to lead the ... Read More

Tapestry

It’s time to start addressing the causes of entrenched disadvantage through innovative approaches led by communities across Victoria, and to establish a Social ... Read More

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Victoria is in the grip of fundamental shifts and changes that challenge the fabric of our society. To emerge with strong solutions, we need to reshape our approach ... Read More

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A new wave of philanthropy is funding innovative ways of tackling social problems. KELLEE NOLAN spoke to several groups on the crest of the wave to find out what ... Read More

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