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.

Worked with over 1300 clients across all programs.
Helped start 300+ small businesses. Not franchises.
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

Our Partners and Supporters