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TEAR Enterprise Program

Your opportunity to kick-start a new social enterprise.

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The TEAR Enterprise Program

A newly developed fund that helps create entrepreneurial responses to global poverty.

Kick-start a new social enterprise

TEAR Australia’s Enterprise Fund allocates your tax-deductible gifts to help build, grow and scale viable enterprises that help people take steps out of poverty.

“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.”

– Titus 3:14

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Your donation to TEAR’s Enterprise Fund provides training, seed funding and opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing countries to build viables businesses that have a positive social impact.

“Without TEAR Australia it’s hard to imagine we would have got to the point where we are today. TEAR Australia has helped us turn a nice idea into a business model on the cusp of changing the lives of many people facing poverty, and providing quality care for a growing middle class in India.” – Eddie Mall, GladRose

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How your donation is used:

Enterprise fund pillar 1
Enterprise fund pillar 2
Enterprise fund pillar 3

Create & Build

Funds are used to help TEAR partners to learn, explore and build for-profit enterprise models that create positive social impact in local communities.

Key features

  • Participation in “Design Lab” program – an eight-month business accelerator program that equips aspiring social entrepreneurs to learn, design and build new social enterprise models
  • Award small grants to fund proving of business models incl. Startup costs, sales and marketing initiatives, engagement of specialist advisors etc.

Design Lab: Participation will be limited to existing partners of TEAR Australia only.

Grow

Funding from the TEAR Enterprise Program is granted to early stage social enterprises, who often face challenges accessing traditional financing models.

Key features

  • Enterprises operating in livelihoods, women’s empowerment but also open to other broader SDG goals.

Grant or Investment size: ~ $50,000 Stage: Seed and Early stage.

Other criteria in development that includes the team capability and scalability of the concept.

Scale

TEAR helps facilitate investment in scalable viable business to grow social impact.

Provides direct investment opportunity for investors, or packaged investment through TEAR and/or other providers.

Key features

  • Enterprises operating in livelihoods, women’s empowerment but also open to other broader SDG goals

Investment size: $50,000 to $500,000 (equity, debt or quasi-equity)

Stage: Viable business with scalable plans & Impact

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Get In Touch

If you'd like to talk with us about the Enterprise Program, please contact:

Ivan Chew
1800 244 986
[email protected]