27 Jan 2015News
Ignite a Social Innovations Award finalist
Ignite Small Business Start-Ups was the SSI program shortlisted by the Macquarie Group Foundation for addressing an unmet community need and demonstrating SSI’s lateral thinking about community issues.
Other finalists included The Smith Family, The Centre for Eye Research Australia, and the Australian Centre for Social Innovation.
The foundation was awarded $100,000 to fund further development of its Fogarty EDvance initiative, which provides principals in low socio-economic status schools with leadership and management skills.
Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation Shemara Wikramanayake, said the high calibre of submissions received this year made judging difficult. “I congratulate all our outstanding finalists for their commitment to continuing to develop innovative programs that address social needs and long-term community problems.”
SSI congratulates the Fogarty Foundation, and is proud to have been a finalist for this award.