We develop and deliver programs that build local economic inclusion, leadership, ownership, resilience and wellbeing. Our programs provide a structured and facilitated way to transform local economies so that they serve and benefit the interests of local people. 

Place Based Capital Program

Place based capital is about empowering local people and places to flourish economically on their own terms. It enables local places and people to access the capital they need, invest in themselves, govern themselves and realise the dreams they hold for their families and communities. It enables local places to build capital reserves making them financially self-reliant, resilient and prosperous.   

Place based capital also includes non-local parties such as government, developers, impact investors and philanthropy. It invites them to co-invest alongside local places and people in a way that builds local financial capacity, alongside meeting their own impact goals.

The Place Based Capital Program is the driving force behind this transformative initiative. It exists to develop and strengthen the way capital works in the interest of local people. It’s a vibrant network stretching across Australia, bringing together a diverse group of people, places, and partners, all committed to reimagining and transforming the role of local capital. Working together, the network aims to identify and create the systems and structures needed for place based capital to thrive. We are doing this by building capability, learning about the capital needs and aspiration of local people, places and partners, exploring solutions for them and creating a plan to realise these. By sharing our discoveries and experiences, we aim to spark a nationwide movement.   


How to get involved? 

The program provides a coordinated structure and process for interested places and partners to explore, design and build place based capital solutions. 

There are two ways to engage with this program:

  • Strategic Partners – organisations that would like to support place based capital aims and outcomes, such as Federal and State Government, Non-Government Organisations, Philanthropic Organisations, Impact Investors and others. 

  • Places – individuals and organisations from local Places that would like to build place based capital in their Place, such as council, community organisations, regional development authorities, local businesses, local non-government organisations.