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The Tearfund forTomorrow Enterprise Program

Your opportunity to kick-start a new social enterprise.

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Provide training, seed funding and opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing countries to build viable businesses that have a positive impact.

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The Tearfund forTomorrow Enterprise Program

A newly developed fund that helps create entrepreneurial responses to global poverty.

Tearfund's forTomorrow Enterprise Program allocates your tax-deductible gifts to help build, grow and scale viable enterprises that help people take steps out of poverty.

Kick-start a new social enterprise

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Your donation towards Tearfund's forTomorrow Enterprise Program provides training, seed funding and opportunities for entrepreneurs in developing countries to build viable businesses that have a positive social impact.

“Without Tearfund Australia it’s hard to imagine we would have got to the point where we are today. Tearfund has helped us turn a nice idea into a business model on the cusp of changing the lives of many people facing poverty, and providing quality care for a growing middle class in India.” – Eddie Mall, GladRose

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How your donation is used:

Pillar 1: Create & Build

In Create and Build, we seek to work with existing Christian NGO partners to explore innovative market-based approaches to complement their existing development work. We do this by discussing ideas, facilitating training, and offering seed grants to start piloting and testing enterprise models. Our longer term aim is that these partners will be able to move their enterprises to be commercially viable and investment ready.

Key features

  • Build capabilities and support existing Tearfund NGO partners to innovate new enterprise models that amplify their development work
  • Provide/facilitate seed funding for pilot enterprises
  • Support development of pilot enterprises to scale up and start accessing impact investments.

Pillar 2: Grow & Scale

Under Grow and Scale, the vision is to make seed and early-stage investments that enable enterprises to validate assumptions with products and services, and to scale their work for greater impact.

Key features

  • Make impact investments in faith and mission-aligned enterprises (in the ‘missing middle’) who are preparing to scale
  • Where possible, crowd-in other impact investors
  • Facilitate technical assistance where relevant.

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Our Guiding Principles

Tearfund’s impact investing work aims to align itself to our approach in development work.

We will be guided by the principles below:

  • We are impact first
  • We are inspired by our Christian faith
  • We see faith aligned enterprises as our long-term partners, similar to how Tearfund approaches grant based development work
  • We seek to provide hands on support and value-add to each investment
  • We seek to tailor our investment structures to meet investee needs

Our Impact Goals

We have identified the following impact objectives as focus areas for the program. We envision future projects will be screened and assessed on how the investment will contribute to these impact areas.

Poverty Alleviation

  • Support income generation via employment or entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Increase income resilience
  • Provide better quality jobs

Gender Equality

  • Invest with a gender lens
  • Provide better access to services/products/jobs/training
  • Promote women’s leadership

Social Inclusion

  • Prioritise support towards people and groups who have faced oppression and marginalisation

Climate Action

  • Do no harm to the environment at the minimum
  • Indirect and direct positive impact to environment

Get In Touch

If you'd like to talk with us about Tearfund's forTomorrow Enterprise Program, please contact:

Ben Allsop
1800 244 986
[email protected]

To chat about how the Tearfund forTomorrow Enterprise fund is shaping up including deals we've finalised in the last 12 months and some new initiatives on the horizon, book a time in Ben's calendar:

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