THE FUTURE DEMANDS ENGAGEMENT
Democracy works best when people step up and speak out.
So it is a problem that on many of the big, often emerging issues, Australians lack ways to get involved to match their interests, identity, demographics and commitment.
We need a new generation of nimble, courageous social movement organisations to tackle ‘edge issues’ our existing civil society doesn’t – and to do so innovative ways.
RE-BOOTING CIVIL SOCIETY
Progress Labs is Australia’s dedicated social movement incubator.
A partnership between Australian Progress and the Australian Council of Social Service, we will support 2-4 new movements per year over the next decade.
This means 20+ powerful new organisations mobilising millions and millions of Australians and winning hundreds of campaigns for a fairer and more forward-looking Australia.
How we help
SIX MONTH PROGRAM
The structure and support you need to go from passion to real-world organisation making change.
Be paired with an outstanding creative agency (pro-bono), who can lend strategic advice, kickstart your brand identity, and help with early campaigns.
SPACE AND SUPPORT
Spend your first months co-located in our space. We also help with legal and accounting, so you can focus on campaigning and fundraising.
Get connected with a who’s who of relevant partners and allies across civil society, social business and philanthropy.
TWO WEEK INTENSIVE
It all kicks off with two weeks of strategy development, training, team-building and business planning.
Join a powerful network to share learning, collaborate around joint priorities, and leverage resources.
Yes, please send me the application kit with info on how to apply!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a few organisations we've previously helped get off the ground.
When it happens next
Australian Progress is currently accepting expressions of interest from projects interested in being part of Progress Labs’ next cohort starting in early 2018. If you’re interested, please get in touch (the earlier the better)!