Black Coffee Australia
Funding area: Inclusive economy
Black Coffee Australia is an entirely volunteer-run grassroots, Indigenous business network that brings together Indigenous small business owners around Australia to build connections, form local Indigenous business communities, encourage procurement and support the formation of Indigenous Chambers of Commerce.
Visit website: blackcoffee.net.au
Marketing and evaluation
$40,000 Signature grant (2021)
Mannifera funding is supporting Black Coffee to run a national marketing campaign to increase its reach and promote Indigenous businesses, and an evaluation framework to measure the impact Black Coffee is having on the growth and development of the Indigenous business sector across the country.
From its origins in South East Queensland, Black Coffee is run in 36 regions across the continent with 2330 Indigenous business owners participating. Black Coffee has achieved this work through volunteer hours and pro-bono support with no funding except for a small Queensland Government grant to develop its website.