Supporting Indigenous people to become active participants in the economy through the creation of businesses, or by becoming self-employed enables generational change and helps close systemic gaps. Our approach has proven that Indigenous businesses are investable and drive significant social impact within communities through increased employment and community outcomes.
Successful Indigenous businesses are a powerful driver to tackle social disadvantage and create transformational, systemic and lasting change. Where real economic development has been applied in Canada and New Zealand, the socio-economic gap for First Nations People has not only been sustained but reduced.
Your tax-free donation will provide patient capital that enables First Australians Capital to build capacity and provide support services for Indigenous businesses to become investment ready.
Invest in the future of Australia through our unique impact investment facility. Your capital will work to provide social impact outcomes by supporting Indigenous economic development.
Designed to catalyse ambitious, well supported approaches to Indigenous economic self-determination, First Australians Capital has learned from the MacArthur Foundation’s four decades of impact investing.
Indigenous businesses create outsized benefits for Indigenous Australians, empowering Indigenous communities to generate and grow their economic prosperity, which in turn benefits local economies and the wider Australian economy. Download Building Indigenous Growth Report
First Australians Capital invests in building markets where Indigenous businesses have a natural competitive advantage, including tourism, agri-business and land management, renewable energy and carbon markets, along with culture and the arts. We work together to seed, set up and grow sustainable businesses, through funding and wrap-around business support.
The first market focus was travel and tourism, with a successful launch of Welcome to Country. First Australians Capital is currently working to develop Indigenous businesses within the Food and Agriculture sector. Read more