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About thrive

Who we are?

Thrive is a not-for-profit organisation established with the vital financial backing of Westpac, private donors and the generous support of leading companies such as Allianz, Deloitte, Gilbert & Tobin, KPMG, Korn Ferry, LOUD, Newgate and Equifax.

Thrive is registered as a charity with tax-deductible status for donations.

What we do?

Our primary role is to provide microfinancing and business support that can help refugee entrepreneurs start and grow viable new businesses.

Why we do it?

Refugees and asylum seekers are eager for a fresh start. By supporting their business enterprises, Thrive enables and empowers them to become financially independent, to create jobs, and to integrate faster and more successfully as active contributors to our economy and society.

Our focus areas

Providing information about the Australian business market and the knowledge and steps required to start or expand a business.


Providing refugees and asylum seekers with microfinance loans for new or existing businesses.

Post loan

Providing post-loan mentoring to guide refugee entrepreneurs towards business success.

Our Vision

We want to positively transform the lives of refugees and asylum seekers by helping them build successful businesses and fulfilling lives, so they can make meaningful contributions to the Australian economy and society.

Our Team
Our Board of Directors
Our Advisory Committee