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.
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 in 2016
July 15 Expression of Interest Deadline (Revised)
July 20 – Shortlisting
August – Selection and contracting
Mid-late August – 2 week intensive
Sept – Oct – Co-location program
Nov – February – Close engagement
February 2017 – Exit and agreed support plan