From SEWF:

This year we’re excited to bring you a week-long program of events in the last week of September 2022, including social enterprise bus tours, the Youth Forum and SEWF22 (28-29 September). See the image below for more details.
SEWF22 & Fringe Events

ICYMI: SEWF22 Program

In case you missed it, we recently launched the SEWF22 program with more speaker announcements and program updates coming later this month. To not miss out, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
View SEWF22 program

Planning on travelling internationally to Brisbane for SEWF22?

If you’re planning on attending SEWF22 in-person in September, make sure to consider:

1. Fringe events: Add on a day and/or extend your stay to get the most out of your trip and join some of the exciting fringe events on offer (more information in the image above).
2. Visas: Need a visa? Then be sure to apply for your visa ahead of time.
3. Covid restrictions: Travel restrictions have recently been lifted for international travellers to Australia (find out more). But be sure to check for updates before travelling in case of changes.
4. Insurance: SEWF recommends that all international travellers purchase travel insurance.
Please note that SEWF and White Box Enterprises cannot advise on visas or covid restrictions. For any visa-related queries, please contact IECN at

Do you work in rural social enterprise

… and plan on being in Australia for SEWF22?

Don’t miss out on the Rural Gathering which is taking place from 2-5 October in North East Victoria hosted by ACRE. Due to the immersive design of the program, spaces are limited and accessible by sending in an expression of interest (deadline 16 July).

Find out more and apply

Are you 16-30? Don’t miss out on the Youth Forum

“I’m proud to have grown alongside SEWF; starting from being a speaker, then a youth advisor and now a member of the Board. There is so much any young person can gain from being part of the SEWF Youth Forum, be it in growth opportunities, more knowledge, self-confidence, or global connections”. ⏤ Azima Dhanjee, ConnectHear (Pakistan)

Join the hybrid Youth Forum (27 September) either through a Physical Pass or a Digital Pass (Be quick as we have 1,500 free Digital Passes up for grabs!)

Get your pass

Community Hubs announced!

There will be over 30 Community Hubs taking place around the world during SEWF22! Can’t be in Brisbane? Check out the list of locations to find out if there is a Community Hub taking place near you!

See Community Hubs

Blog features

Why collaboration is key: SEWF Community Hub spotlight on GSEC + GELLEN.

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How a tech social enterprise is democratising access to health research.

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SEWF Verification: What’s in it for social enterprises?

Learn more about the ways in which becoming SEWF Verified will help your social enterprise gain access to new sales channels, unrestricted funding, pro bono support, social procurement opportunities, discounted services and training programs. →

Want to volunteer at SEWF22?

Expressions of interest are now open to volunteer at SEWF22 in Brisbane! If you live in Brisbane or are happy to travel up and support the teams at SEWF and White Box Enterprises, we’d love to hear from you. Simply fill out the EOI form and we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks.

Submit an expression of interest

Partner news & opportunities

Australian news

A chance to win $40,000 during SEWF22 at the Funding Network Crowdfunding Event!

The TFN Hybrid Crowdfunding Event will be held during SEWF22 on 28 September. Three finalists will receive professional coaching and the chance to raise an estimated $40,000each. An online information session will be held on Wednesday 13 July, from 12-1pm AEST.

Application deadline: 22 July 2022
Application link
Read the full Selection Criteria here
If you want to attend this event, be sure to purchase your ticket at checkout here.

Social Enterprise National Strategy (SENS): Values and principles for the social enterprise sector in Australia

Last month, a co-design process kicked-off to develop shared values and principles for the Australian social enterprise sector on how we agree we will work together. The values included authenticity, creativity, justice, collaboration and diversity. These common values and behaviours are to strengthen the basis for ongoing cooperation. Read more. →

Global news

SAP Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program is a free initiative delivered by the SAP Digital Skills Centre. The program lasts for 3 months and is designed to give recent graduates the certifications and soft skills required to begin a career as an SAP Associate Consultant.

SAP Young Professionals Program South Africa 2022 →
SAP Young Professionals Program Egypt 2022

Learn more →

Catalyst 2030

Join the NGO and Social Enterprise Call to Action today! Over 1,000 organisations from 70+ countries have signed the Shifting Funding Practices Open Letter that calls on donors and funders to remodel their practices to better support systems change and social impact work. Visit this link to add your voice to the call. →

Also join Catalyst 2030 in this Catalytic Systems Learning Series: Panel Discussion on Engaging Your Board to Achieve Impact
Date: Thursday, July 7 16:00 to 17:15pm CET / 10:00 -11:15am EDT
Register here →

HerMeNow Accelerator program for women-led social enterprises ($2,000 grant)

This is designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in culture, mindset, and education. The program is both remote & online and accessible to companies across MENA + Africa. Selected social enterprises will get a $2,000 grant to support the enterprise’s needs and potential impact.

Learn more →

“SEWF acknowledges the Turrbal and the Jagera People, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the 2022 forum is held and pays respect to the Custodians of all Country throughout Australia. We recognise a continuing connection to land and the vital role First Nations’ knowledge will play in shaping our shared future.”
We can’t wait to host you at SEWF22!
SEWF 2022 Co-host: White Box Enterprises (Australia)
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