Our Impact

We recognise that meaningful employment is important in obtaining a stable, secure and independent future, as well as to an individual’s physical, mental and personal well-being and sense of belonging and identity. Amid today’s turmoil, where insecurity and uncertainty are rife, Ignite® acts as a guiding light and a crucial support system for many vulnerable small business owners. Ignite®’s services are vital, now more than ever, to ensure meaningful social and economic participation for some of Australia’s most marginalised communities.

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Worked with over 1300 clients across all programs.
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Helped start 300+ small businesses. Not franchises.
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One-to-one facilitation and volunteer hours provided
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Overview of Ignite History

The Ignite® Small Business Start-ups Program is an SSI initiative, developed in 2012 to facilitate small business creation for people from a refugee and migrant background. IgniteAbility®, Ignite’s sister program, facilitates business creation for people living with disability. Throughout the program, entrepreneurs are supported by specially trained Ignite® facilitators, and have access to a Resource Team that includes volunteers, students and professional business experts.

Client Journey

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Meet Some of Our Clients

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