Bankwest Foundation Social Impact Research Series

The Bankwest Foundation partnered with the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (CSI UWA) in 2014 to undertake a five-year research program supporting the development and growth in the community and social enterprise sectors in Western Australia.

Research program aims:

  • Improve the evidence base on the measurement of outcomes and the financial sustainability of WA’s community sector
  • Increase the understanding of what difference social enterprises in WA make and what factors can enhance the resilience and long-term financial viability of the state's emerging social enterprise sector
  • Improve the financial resilience of social enterprises in WA and beyond, by better understanding their needs and behaviours with regard to accessing financial and other resources