#6 Social innovator's weekly round-up
The latest goings on in the social innovation sector around the world. This week we cover one man's long walk to promote social good and new social investment developments in Taiwan.
2 in 3 people think rebrands and London offices are a waste of charities’ money
Top 10 UK hotspots for community activism announced
Taiwan introduces new social entrepreneur incubator
Musician adds star quality to social enterprise educational project
Up to $1m for a community tackling Australia's biggest social challenges
In Australia, a group of funders and partners have announced the launch of The Search, a national initiative that is building a resource pool of up to $1m for an Australian community that will come together to tackle some of the nation’s biggest challenges.
The chosen community will receive the financial resources and support over three years. Some of the issues it is hoped the funding will deal with include entrenched unemployment and homelessness.
Social entrepreneur embarks on trek from Canada to Mexico
Tech-savy social enterprise is the choice of angels
Tom Hooper, founder of Third Space Learning, explained to Pioneers Post how his social enterprise works: “We employ maths graduates around the world, using technology to connect them to children in schools across the UK to provide extra one-to-one support for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.”
Boost for Centre for Arab American Philanthropy
The Centre for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) secured $380,00 in funding from a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant yesterday.
The grant will allow the CAAP to continue working on its mission of empowering Arab Americans, by supporting projects by organisations such as Safe Harbor for Women and others that serve low-income women and their families.
Car manufacturer leading the pack in CSR
Hyundai has been recognized at the International Corporate Social Responsibility awards for its Future initiative, which helps young people prepare for today’s competitive job market, and for its work with charities Street League and Crisis.
Impact measurement in action
Skipton Building Society have released new data in an easy-to-read graphic to demonstrate the social impact their community funding campaign, Grassroots Giving, has achieved.
You can access the graphic here.