QSEC Reset and Recover with Impact Media release 29 September 2020
Queensland’s economic recovery needs impact businesses that are run well, supported from the startup phase through to maturity, are able to access social procurement opportunities, and can access the right capital at the right time.
Like many small to medium sized businesses, many social enterprises have been hard hit by recent economic challenges. However, unlike many businesses, social enterprises go beyond business as usual to deliver social, environmental and cultural benefits for many marginalised and underrepresented people in our community.
Thanks to the support of the Queensland Government, QSEC has recently called for expressions of interest to secure Regional Activators to help deliver the Reset and Recover with Impact Project.
Gaala Watson, QSEC Management Committee Member and Membership Committee lead and assessment panellist said that, “The Regional Activators will be contracted to research needs for social enterprises in regional areas, develop relevant workshops and tools to assist where necessary and create a collaborative environment for social enterprises to reset their impact in their communities.”
Ms Watson continued: “We are excited to announce the three successful candidates for the following areas:
Far North Queensland: Dr. Crystal Williams.
Central Queensland: Strong Communities cohort Charmaine Tolhurst, Crystal Robson and Natalia Muszkat.
Darling Downs: Daniel Johnsen.
“Social Enterprises are well placed to convey the needs of these unique communities and to actualise the value of working collaboratively,” Ms Watson said. “QSEC is excited to be working alongside our valued members to position social enterprise firmly on the map for local economic solutions.”
The Reset and Recover with Impact Project is due to begin as soon as practicable, with an expected conclusion prior to Christmas 2020.
Media Release 2020 QSEC
Reset and Recover with Impact Project: Announcement of the Regional Activators
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