Success at The Funding Network Pitch

The Funding Network (TFN) creates an exciting live crowd funding environment for non-profits and social enterprises to pitch their innovative solutions to social problems to a room full of individual donors, philanthropists, and businesses for one night. 

Social Enterprise from both sides of the fence

WPI's social enterprise, Property Initiatives Real Estate (PIRE), featured at Social Traders Generosity Forum 2017 - here WPI/PIRE CEO Jeanette Large and Natalie Elliott from William Buckland Foundation discuss the journey from proposal to funding, and the partnership with philianthropy via non-traditional grant making, to create more sustainable social impact.

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Stuck in the middle market

With the release of the State Government's housing affordability package and the announcement of only 100 new homes on government land in already established suburbs, this article  from Domain, Stuck in the middle market: Affordable Rentals hard to find in Melbourne (12/3/17) discusses the growing number of  renters, stuck in the middle part of Melbourne's housing market, on too high an income to be eligible for social housing but

Women need super response to age old problem

A great article in Women's Agenda titled 'Women need super response to age old problem' by Hannah Gissane discussing the urgency of reform to redress gender-based inequality in superannuation and accessibility of affordable housing to ensure older women have a safety net as they enter retirement. Read article

Domestic violence victims 'trapped' by lack of affordable rental accommodation

ABC news piece (29/4/15) highlighting the severe shortage of affordable housing available for women needing to escape domestic violence.

WPI was interviewed about its approach to this problem through the creation of our social enterprise, Property Initiatives Real Estate, the profits of which go into the development of more affordable housing for women and children escaping domestic violence.