Some of the projects that ICL has been engaged in:
Welcome to Country is a dedicated marketplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tours, experiences and immersions. Indigenous Capital Limited is the principle funder and founding member of Welcome to Country which launches in the Northern Territory in 2019 ahead of a National launch in 2020.
Welcome to Country is a for purpose organisation that has been established to address disadvantage in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by enabling economic development and cultural awareness, continuity and sustainability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on country.
Indigispace is an aboriginal incubator business that helps to empower start up Indigenous businesses. Founded by Greg Hodgkinson they create a supportive environment to foster great outcomes for the Indigenous business community and break down the barriers to starting and growing businesses. They offer development programmes for businesses and provide access to mentors
MiHaven is an innovative social enterprise business and is B Corp registered, specialising in property development and construction, student accommodation and industry-based RTO training. Co-founded by James and Sarah Mort in 2011 and based in Cairns, Queensland. Whilst the founders are not indigenous they help to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with real work in the building and construction sector which allows indigenous community members to build their own homes within their community.
Mihaven has been responsible for significant projects in Napranum, Yarrabah & Aurukun and other communities on Cape York and in Far North Queensland. They have trained over 800 disadvantaged indigenous people and placed 60% of trainees into meaningful employment. MiHaven was a Finalist in the 2015 Australian Social Enterprise Awards for Social Investment and have won numerous building awards. MiHaven’s recent social housing infrastructure project has secured match funding from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to develop secure accommodation for up to 10 vulnerable women and their children. Mihaven’s latest Social Impact Investment Fund has acquire four development sites to provide 30 new households to the community housing register in the Cairns region.
First Australians Capital (FAC) aims to alleviate the poverty and disadvantage in life outcomes experienced by Indigenous Australians by building on the strengths and assets of Australia’s first peoples.
FAC provides investment ready services and is in the process of raising a significant capital fund they have already supported over 210 Indigenous businesses to secure grant funding, raise capital and make a significant social impact.
William Barton is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading didgeridoo players and composers. Roger Allen AM & Maggie Gray commissioned in partnership with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra William Barton’s ‘Kalkadungu’ which premiered at Sydney Opera House on 2 April 2008, conducted by Richard Gill and has subsequently played at Carnegie Hall and many other International locations. Indigenous Capital Limited also provides ongoing mentoring to assist in developing William Barton’s economic interests.
Cara Peek & Adele Peek are Yawuru and Bunuba women from Broome and Fitzroy Crossing respectively and have been funded by ICL to undertake the an Incubator Facilitator training programme run by Investible (a mainstream, early-stage investment group) to help develop their Aboriginal lead Entrepreneur Hub & Think Tank in Broome, WA called ‘Make It Happen HQ’
Daintree Yalanji Walking Track Feasibility Study For the benefit of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people (2008) Arup, in association with The 20/20 Group Australia Pty Ltd were commissioned by Indigenous Capital Limited (ICL) to conduct a feasibility study to review the socioeconomic and environmental factors associated with developing indigenous and ecotourism opportunities for the benefit of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people within the Daintree World Heritage Area.
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