Market sounding for OSII's newest SII initiative supporting women's economic wellbeing

OSII is conducting market engagement for the first tender opportunity under the Social Impact Outcomes Fund announced at the 2021-22 NSW Budget. This tender opportunity will focus on advancing women's economic and skills outcomes and will be open to work integrated social enterprise (WISE).*

We are looking to consult the following organisations to inform and shape the social impact investment (SII) tender opportunity:

  1. social impact intermediaries that have direct experience supporting WISEs
  2. philanthropic organisations that have an interest in partnering with NSW Government on outcomes-based contract arrangements
  3. WISEs that have interest and/or experience in supporting women’s economic wellbeing through an outcomes-based contract arrangement.

Our market engagement approach will include a range of activities including direct discussions and roundtables.

If you are an intermediary or philanthropic organisation that is interested in participating, reach out to us at

If you are an interested work integrated social enterprise, sign up to one of the consultation sessions via the event page here -

The SII opportunity is intended to be released through an open competitive tender in June 2022. OSII reserves the right to engage with market participants up until 23 May 2022. To stay up to date, sign up to the OSII mailing list.


*Work integrated social enterprises (WISEs) are social enterprises that provide employment and pathways to employment for people who experience structural barriers to mainstream workforce participation.