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 issues Australians lack ways to get involved to match their interests, identity, demographics and commitment.
We need a new generation of nimble, courageous movements to tackle social welfare issues at the community and national level- 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 6-12 new initiatives per year in 2018 and 2019.
This means powerful and compelling new organisations engaging hundreds of thousands of Australians, and building fairer and more forward-looking Australia.
How we help
PITCH TRAINING & FUNDRAISING
Strengthen your pitch and get connected with a who’s who of relevant funders and allies across philanthropy, civil society and social business.
We’ll help as needed with legal and accounting, so you can focus on campaigning and fundraising.
SPACE AND SUPPORT
A space for you or your team in our fun and central co-working space in Melbourne or Sydney.
TWO WEEK INTENSIVE
Hone your plan through 8 days of strategy development, training, team-building and business planning.
Be paired with an outstanding creative agency (pro-bono), who can lend strategic advice, kickstart your brand identity, and help with early campaigns.
Join a powerful network to share learning, collaborate around joint priorities, and leverage resources.
Yes, please send me the short application form with info on how to apply!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a few organisations Australian Progress previously helped get off the ground. We're excited to be expanding this community as part of the new Progress Labs program
When it happens next
Applications for the Feb-June 2018 Labs program are now closed. Successful applicants will be informed by 19 December, 2017.
New applicants will now be considered for the second cohort, commencing in July 2018.