“Express your interest!”: The Bunya Fund, growing the next generation of co-operatives

14 June 2024

Within Australia’s dynamic co-operative community lies a foundation of collective advancement and empowerment—the Bunya Fund. Initiated by the Business of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM), through a strong collaboration with its members, the Bunya Fund serves as a pillar of support for upcoming social innovators.

At Bank Australia, we are proud to support this innovative fund that not only champions the co-operative and mutual business model but also aligns seamlessly with our values of mutual prosperity and community development.

We spoke to 2 Bunya Fund recipients, Fellan Buckley (KCLC) & Zane Alcorn (Earthworker construction co-operative), whose stories show us the impact that the Bunya Fund had on their businesses.

Each is a testament to the Fund’s commitment to offering capacity building, education, and advisory services—a package valued between $5,000 and $25,000. These are not just monetary figures; they represent the tangible support and mentoring that support the transformation of ideas into impactful enterprises.

Read the full article, “Express your interest!”: The Bunya Fund, growing the next generation of co-operatives, on the Bank Australia website, 23 May 2024

Siobhan Henderson at the Bunya Fund Showcase, March 2024
Bank Australia’s Siobhan Henderson at the Bunya Fund Showcase, March 2024

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