The Bankwest Foundation and the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact (UWA CSI) have partnered to produce a long-term series of research projects that will transform the way that social impact is assessed in the WA community sector.
With an active community sector seeking to make a difference to the lives of people and an emerging social enterprise sector in WA, this research program is the first of its kind in Australia. This research is set to be warmly welcomed by the community sector in WA, who have been calling out for the opportunity to measure the difference community organisations make to the lives of West Australians.
The five-year research program has been made possible by the partnership between the Bankwest Foundation and UWA CSI, with the aim of supporting the development and growth of the community sector in Western Australia.
Outcomes of the research program will be delivered through a series of launch events and panel discussions, known as the Social Impact Series, and in community and policy workshops. The research program focuses on the key themes of ‘Measuring outcomes in the Community Sector’ and ‘Improving the financial resilience of Social Enterprises’.