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 Small Business Start Ups

Ignite® Small Business Start-ups is a social enterprise established by Settlement Services International (SSI) in 2013.  Ignite facilitates small business creation for people from a refugee, migrant background, for people with a disability, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and for other marginalised communities. Our Ignite®, IgniteAbility®, and IgniteFirst programs are customised programs that offer one on one support to passionate entrepreneurs. Throughout the program, entrepreneurs are supported by specially trained Ignite® facilitators, and have access to a Resource Team that includes volunteers and professional business experts.

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