Startups for Good Meet Social Change Central

Promise or Pay founder, Jay Booklin, has recently launched a new initiative – Social Change Central. Realising that many social enterprises take longer to reach a stage where they are ready to take investment, Jay and co-founder, Anne Lennon have focused on creating an easier way for social enterprises and change makers to connect with funding opportunities.
With more than 20,000 social enterprises in Australia, there will be significant interest in a hub dedicated to the sector. But the platform already has global ambitions – collating funding and mentorship information from all around the world.
The basic membership is free, and allows members to receive a fortnightly newsletter. The premium membership is $50 per year and allows members to track opportunities via the platform, while gold membership opens the door to VIP support and exclusive deals and discounts.
But it’s not just about funding. Social enterprises also need exposure and other forms of support. Social Change Central offers this too.
We look forward to a more vibrant and supported social change sector.

Lucy Wire

Conceived in the Valley of Hunters, Lucy dragged all her belongings to Sydney in 2007, wanting to take a hungry bite out of Australia's Big Red Apple... and so began her passionate love affair with Vibewire Youth Inc.

The non-profit youth org saw Lucy take a swing at every curve ball, including Communications, Human Resources, Editing, Design and Business Development. In the last year she has settled down as one of Vibewire's Online Community Managers, loving the close contact she has with Vibewire's supporters on Facebook (link).

Academically, Lucy has dabbled in a variety of fields, including Literature, History, Arts and finally finding her place in a degree of Media and Communications at Sydney University.

When she isn't rolling with the Communications Team at Vibewire, you'll find her pointing her SLR at beautiful landscapes, break-dancing in her living room, and wine-tasting at her birthplace.