HARNESSING THE CULTURAL, CREATIVE AND ECONOMIC STRENGTHS OF FIRST AUSTRALIANS THE SUCCESS
OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS IS THE SUCCESS OF ALL AUSTRALIANS
DRIVING A
NEW ECONOMY
65,000 YEARS
OF ENTERPRISE
EXPERIENCE

First Australians Capital provides the support that Indigenous Australian businesses need to thrive.

We help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs start and grow businesses with finance, wrap-around services and support. We believe that a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector will drive positive social and economic benefits for all Australians.

First Australians Capital helps passionate entrepreneurs succeed.

First Australians Capital provides a range of resources to Indigenous businesses, including professional business support and services, networking and access to financial capital.

First Australians Capital is funded through philanthropic donations, grants and investment from partners who are committed to building the capacity of First Australians to create and drive their own economic prosperity, and in turn, contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

What we do

First Australians Capital is a national Indigenous-led organisation with a focus on early-stage and start-up businesses. We nurture a growing pool of sustainable, innovative entrepreneurs.

We believe the greatest innovations come from those who are self-reliant: individuals who disrupt the norms and do things that create change. If you need business support, access to networks or finance, we can help.

First Australians Capital is funded by philanthropic donations and social impact investors. Our work provides a unique opportunity to unlock solutions and harness the strength of First Australians. We fund Indigenous businesses to start-up, scale and grow and support them with wrap-around support services.

We are stronger together. We collaborate with key partners who enable us to offer a range of support to Indigenous entrepreneurs – from legal advice, business strategy, investment and networking. If you would like to partner with First Australians Capital, we would like to hear from you.

FAC strategy 2031

Strategy 2031: Radical Possibilities

Strategy is a series of stories woven together to create a landscape, a map, an appreciation of where we are now and heading.

Our strategy is framed around storytelling, truth-telling, reconciliation, and a generational outlook.

Through the support and input from our partners, FAC’s strategy sets out the journey we will undertake over the next decade to create a new economy driven by First Australians.

View our strategy here

Our Impact

600
+
businesses have worked with FAC since 2016, demonstrating resilience, revenue growth, and increased employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians
220
new jobs created and projected revenue of businesses increasing 2.8 times over 2 year forecast
81
%
average top line growth across portfolio of funded businesses (with average growth about 25% per business after taking account of the top performers)
$
60
million
cumulative funding leveraged for investment into Indigenous businesses
80% businesses demonstrated improved business outcomes resulting from capacity building support and access to capital