Making social impact synonymous with the property industry.
Sprout helps property developers, owners and managers to create real community around their built structures.
Through place activation and management services, Sprout works with local residents and tenants to bring property developments to life.
Sprout does many things, but our bread and butter is the design, creation and management of shared spaces in new and existing property developments. These hubs may include a café, event space, co-working space or outdoor area – whatever is relevant to their project. From there, Sprout works to engage the community through place activation activities, eventually empowering locals to take the reins themselves to create a sustainable communal space that fits with those who live there.
Throughout this process, Sprout team members wear many hats. We help with the concept creation, design, planning, launching, ongoing management and evaluation. We establish community run grants, maintain a thriving online presence, and set up web portals that allow locals to create and learn about events happening in their area.
Sprout has a strong, ground-up philosophy. We believe that, to be successful, local residents need to design their own community centres over time. They need to be the ones in the driver’s seat, which is why Sprout works to empower locals to take ownership of the spaces, events and projects. That’s how projects become sustainable, and how strong communities are born.
We believe in a world where people know their neighbours, rely on each other and give back to their wider community. Happy residents and strong communities make successful developments. By transforming spaces into bustling public centres, we create long term value for investors, developers, residents, tenants and the wider community. Our projects have impacts that span the social, environmental and economic alike.
Sprout Ventures became a Certified B Corporation in 2015. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Sprout Ventures was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.
Today, there are over 1,800 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Patagonia , TOMS shoes, and Ben and Jerry's. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile.
Sprout Ventures was recongnised by Wespac in 2017 as one of 200 Businesses of Tomorrow, a program dedicated to recognising businesses with the potential to shape Australia's economic future. Australia is making the transition to a knowledge and services based economy, and Businesses of Tomorrow is designed to support those with the drive, imagination and insight to lead this process. Those recognised are given access to knowledge, networks and insights to thrive in the new economy.
Businesses were chosen based on qualities such as their capacity to transform, disrupt and create, their demonstration of service leadership, an ambition to develop new markets overseas, or a focus on social change. Sprout was chosen based on our innovative services and significant social impact.