Social Ventures

A critical component of OHO’s CPP is that it seeks to transition start up initiatives from a purely charitable model, to a Social Venture approach. A Social Venture, as distinct from a Charity, is an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropic and humanitarian endeavours that seeks to provide systemic solutions that achieve sustainable social objectives. Such an approach is innately holistic and collaborative. Although Social Ventures utilise community sector infrastructure to achieve their objectives, they ultimately seek neither to give nor receive simply charitable handouts. Rather, the empowering approach of ‘teaching how to fish’ is adopted at a community level, with the organisation striving for financial self sufficiency via the delivery of real value to third parties.