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Crunch round 2 applications open

November 13, 2015

Last updated on June 14, 2018

Through collaboration with PwC and Sustainability Victoria, Social Traders are offering a second round of applications for the Crunch 2016 – STEM education and environmental sustainability enterprises are encouraged to apply.

The Victorian Government (through Sustainability Victoria) are supporting social enterprises through partnering with Social Traders Crunch 2016. Enterprises with a focus on creating new jobs or training opportunities and producing one of the following environmental outcomes are encouraged to apply: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, a new product or service to make communities more resilient to respond to climate change, improved energy or materials efficiency, increased use of renewable energy and reduced priority waste to landfill – by recovering resources or avoiding waste.

Enterprises that fit these sustainability criteria should apply via the Social Traders website.

PwC’s 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program is designed to unearth, grow and scale Australia’s best STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers. Social Traders are proud to be one of five organisations selected to provide successful applicants access to our accelerator program, Crunch for 2016.

Applications for enterprises with a STEM education focus should be made via PwC’s 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program website. Applications close 5pm Friday 27th November.

Social Traders’ Crunch Program is one of Australia’s leading enterprise development programs. Crunch consists of three different programs designed to support participants through the social enterprise journey; from start-up to securing investment, growth and accessing new market opportunities.

“People are more willing to open their door to you when they hear you’ve come from the Crunch – it’s recognised and well respected.” Crunch 2015 paritcipant The People’s Print.

Hear more from 2015 Crunch participants.


Interviews for Crunch 2016 are being held in November. To discuss your eligibility for Crunch, contactRebecca Green.

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