We partner with First Australians Capital to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women accelerate their economic independence and business growth.
First Australians Capital provides financial and wrap-around business advisory support to build a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.
Top: Joanne Nicholson – Co-Founder, Yilam
“Indigenous women have always been at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Their significant contribution to Australia's social, cultural, environmental, and economic value has been transformative. Inspired by the 2020 Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices report), our long-term focus is on capital investment and business support services to women-led enterprises."
Tiarne Shutt, Associate Director
Pawa Catering and Taka Gin Co
Niyoka Bundle recently opened a café at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
“At First Australians Capital, there is a special focus on centring First Nations women, both in the organisation’s structure – its board is filled with a majority of women – and in the businesses it chooses to support.”
Right: Pawa Catering
$9.91 million investment approved for Indigenous businesses (FY22)
$68 million cumulative funding leveraged for investment into Indigenous businesses
Since 2016, over 600 businesses supported with Investment Readiness support
“Indigenous businesses provide $4.41 of social return for every dollar revenue.”
“Indigenous businesses are 100 times more likely to hire an Indigenous person”