Social Enterprise News

News from QSEC and the Social Enterprise Sector.

  • 30 August 2022 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    White Box Enterprises are running a free 12 week capacity building program for jobs-focused social enterprises in Far North Queensland. An experienced consultant will work directly with you to help to strengthen your business model, core operations and scale your impact – all that’s required from you is your time and willingness to grow. The Program has been funded by the Queensland Government to help boost jobs and employment pathways for First Nations communities in Far North QLD.

    Expressions of Interest are open until 5pm Friday 2nd September. To find out more, head to White Box’s website to apply.


  • 11 August 2022 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    So, you want to change the world?

    We are looking for a super organised, positive and agile human who thrives in collaborative environments.

    Can you manage an excel spreadsheet like a boss, have a quiet love of data bases (we know you’re out there!) and have a high level of digital skills and administration?

    Do you have a strong communication style, love to whip events into shape and an untapped passion for purpose-led business?

    Come and work with our QSEC family!

    We are looking for a full time Membership and Events Coordinator! Read our position description here.

    Please forward to your networks.


  • 03 August 2022 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    South East Queensland's High Potential Impact Entrepreneurs Join The Elevate+ Accelerator Program To Meet A Range of Social & Environmental Issues


    A GROUP OF 13 HIGH POTENTIAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES FROM ACROSS SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND HAVE STARTED IMPACT BOOM’S ELEVATE+ ACCELERATOR PROGRAM.
    EACH OF THE ENTERPRISES, LED BY PURPOSE-LED ENTREPRENEURS, ARE MEETING A BROAD RANGE OF COMMUNITY ISSUES IN BOTH THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY AND GLOBALLY.

    After a highly competitive, region-wide application process, these chosen entrepreneurs shone through as hard working, passionate leaders striving to create positive impact and to prove that it’s absolutely possible to do good and make money.

    These inspiring social entrepreneurs are well worth watching as they evolve, develop their enterprises and expand their impact. 

    This Social Enterprise Sector Development Grant project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government. We’d like to thank the Yunus Centre, Griffith University for their ongoing support, as well as the entire cohort for the hard work and grit they have demonstrated in getting to where they are.

    MEET THE 2022 COHORT OF IMPACT ENTERPRISES

    ANNICA CERAMICS

    ANICCA CERAMICS’ INTENTION IS TO CREATE MINDFULNESS, INSPIRE POSITIVE ACTION AND NURTURE RESILIENCE.
    FOUNDER - CORINNE TRANG

    Anicca Ceramics’ core philosophy is the thread that connects and drives each creation, because the first change start with you. Every piece of work, embedded with soul & story, has its unique character. This is the beauty of receiving a gift handcrafted from the earth and packaged with 100% sustainably sourced materials.

    Our vision is to conduct workshops to our local community. The aim is to contribute to unleashing the creative mind through the medium of ceramics in a mindful, collaborative supportive environment.


    BUSHCARE SOLUTIONS

    BUSHCARE SOLUTIONS IS BUILDING A UNIQUE, SCALABLE, CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM THAT IS DESIGNED TO BOOST THE HOURS SPENT ON CARING FOR THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT.
    FOUNDER - CAMERON TOLMIE

    The platform allows an individual to record their activities and outcomes in real time, conducted at a time that suits them and not overseen by a group. Photos can be added to their blogs and citizen science performed. Businesses can have their employees’ positive work digitally displayed on the platform, their website or via QR code on-site.

    Bushcare’s platform enables small business to advertise their ties to the local community and environment. For larger businesses with ESG/CSR obligations, the platform has scope to face the public, offering transparency and recordable outcomes for effective and meaningful change.


    CIRQLE GROUP

    CIRQLE GROUP IS A TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND RECRUITMENT BUSINESS THAT EXISTS TO SHIFT THE WORLD CLOSER TO KINDNESS, SUSTAINABILITY, AWARENESS AND ACTION.
    FOUNDER - MICHAEL COOLICAN

    Operationally they provide organisations with IT project delivery and strategic talent acquisition solutions. Cirqle Group are a fully registered Social Enterprise with profits split 40% towards social causes, 40% towards environmental causes and 20% into a grant and investment fund to support up and coming purpose driven businesses and NFP's. Their goal is not to solve a single problem, rather to enable solutions through a cash flow for good.


    HASSLE FREE HAMPERS

    HASSLE FREE HAMPERS’ GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A HEALTHY FOOD SOURCE FOR HUNGRY VETERANS, HOMELESS, INDIGENOUS, ELDERLY & DISABLED PERSONS THROUGH THE DELIVERY OF THEIR WEEKLY FOOD HAMPERS. 
    FOUNDER - DAVID JOHNSTON + TEAM

    Currently, the food sources that are available are general without the thought to nutritional needs. Hassle Free Hamper’s program is based on dietitian prepared meal plans to assist with better health, gut health which in turn provides a greater mental health, improved living standards and a reduced stress on our hospital systems.

    The feedback from participants has shown that the hamper program and its associated social contact has not only met hunger needs but also reduced anxiety and been supportive with cultivating meaningful human connection.


    HELLO GOOD WORLD

    HELLO GOOD WORLD IS “THE AMAZON FOR IMPACT”. AN ONLINE MARKETPLACE WHERE CONSUMERS CAN SHOP BY THE SDGS (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS) TO CREATE AN IMPACT WITH EVERY TRANSACTION.
    CO-FOUNDER - RACHEL WHITWORTH

    Their vision is to help the United Nations achieve their goals by 2030 through the power of conscious consumption. A proud advocate for purpose-led business, you will only find brands that reach an ethical, sustainable and impactful benchmark on platform. Their motto, 'an impact mind for humankind', Hello Good World is bridging the gaps between consumers and business for good to create a range of products and technologies for a better tomorrow.


    MEND

    MEND IS A PATIENT-FOCUSED, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DESIGNED FOR THE CHRONIC-HEALTH COMMUNITY.
    CO-FOUNDERS - MATT DAVEY & NOAH DAVEY

    Mend work towards empowering, engaging and supporting those living with chronic conditions to manage their health journey, improve health outcomes and contribute to changing the patient experience. They are currently building a mobile app + are exploring ways to expand their business to maximise social impact.


    RENEE SHEA

    RENEE SHEA IS A COACH, PHOTOGRAPHER AND FACILITATOR WHO IS WORKING TO BRIDGE THE GENDER GAP IN LEADERSHIP.
    FOUNDER - RENEE SHEA

    Renee knows that sharing your story through a personal brand is powerful. Personally, it increases self-confidence, deeper identity, alignment to values, and greater fulfilment. Professionally, it also gives a platform for greater visibility so that purpose-led female professionals can be seen, heard and acknowledged so they can make the greatest impact. The women she works with see this resulting in better representation, and aligned career success whilst breaking-down workplace biases. Renee is creating the ripples of a more equal world of work with fairer levels of economic participation, inclusion and purpose. 


    STUFFIT STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

    STUFFIT STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL RUN BY HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS.
    TEAM - ROBYN COOK & SOPHIA MAGLIS + TEAM

    Established in 2011 by three teachers/staff of St. John’s College Nambour who sought to provide real-world experiences for students keen to develop skills in the creative industries.

    St. John’s College covers insurance, governance etc needed for this group generating minimal income. Now 11 years old, and with an annual average of 150 entries coming from students in Australia and over 20 countries, STUFFit requires a new structure to capitalise on growth.

    By creating a for-profit social enterprise, STUFFit Student Film Festival can capitalise on the opportunity built over years to become an educational asset for Queensland/Australian film/television industry.


    SWEET PEANUTS

    IF SOMEONE YOU KNEW HAD A MISCARRIAGE, WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO SAY OR HOW TO SUPPORT THEM?
    FOUNDER - BARBARA ARMSTRONG

    Sweet Peanuts is a social enterprise that educates and enables friends and family to support bereaved parents. A study in 2018 found that few women received support from their social networks following from a miscarriage however, most still reported a lack of support from friends and family.

    Their care packages are an aid to complement the education and have been developed by the bereaved parents' community to provide care, comfort, and compassion. Sweet Peanuts strives to fill the gaps in support for women and couples who experience this loss in our local community as well as regional, rural, and remote Australia.


    TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN UNIVERSE INC.

    A ‘SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FIRST' FULL SPHERE PLANETARIUM; A HIGH TECH SCIENCE CENTRE, A THEATRE, AND A REPLICA OF THE FORMER TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORY. 
    PRESIDENT - JAAP VOGEL + TEAM

    Tamborine Mountain Universe will provide an immersive astronomical learning experience to knowledge seekers and will be visually exciting in a self-sustaining eco-system. It will be a state of the art scientific and educational experience. This exciting new hub, focusing on the universe and space will explore life in the Universe or, more colloquially, ‘Are we alone?‘, the latest in Australian space research and as well as Indigenous Astronomy.

    Half of the annual 100,000 visitors will be students, the others 'tourists'. The precinct will be carbon neutral and fully owned by the local community. Profits will be used to reach out to children in remote and rural areas to improve their access to TM Universe’s scientific resources.


    TIVOLI SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

    TIVOLI SOCIAL ENTERPRISES EXISTS FOR THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF THE WIDER COMMUNITY OF IPSWICH AND THE LOCKYER VALLEY REGIONS.
    EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR - LISA SCHUBERT + TEAM

    They do this through their Drive In, offering low cost entry to weekly blockbuster movies, providing work skills traineeships in conservation, construction, hospitality and business for young unemployed or disadvantaged long-term unemployed people. They also run a Food Coop supporting local families with low cost groceries.

    Tivoli also operate the Food Hub which provides food to other local charities. They recently renovated a house to appropriately transfer it into a DV Shelter for local domestic violence victims.

    They host events year round, with their major annual events Community Christmas Carols, New Year’s Eve Celebrations and fundraising corporate dinner event generating proceeds to support Tivoli Social Enterprises to expand their impact in the local community.


    ULIFT

    THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 63 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT ARE WHEELCHAIR DEPENDENT. 2.8 MILLION IN THE USA, 127,000 IN AUSTRALIA.
    FOUNDER - COHAN WARN

    Something as simple as sitting on the ground or transferring oneself can be a very difficult task. Even with the help of caregivers, performing this task can cause serious injury. So we've come up with the solution. The ULift.

    The ULift is a portable lift designed to assist people with disabilities or injuries to be transferred in an easy and safe manner. Unlike other devices, the ULift can be used independently and with dignity, allowing individuals to have more mobility when not supervised or assisted by professionals.


    YOUTH FLOURISH OUTDOORS

    YFO IS A UNIQUE ORGANISATION, OFFERING EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THERAPY UTILISING COMPLEX TRAUMA FOCUSED OUTDOOR ADVENTURE THERAPY.
    MANAGEMENT TEAM - JAIMEE GALLOWAY, GRAHAM PRINGLE & KAYLEEN JOHNSTON

    Their framework is backed up by new and emerging research in mental health showing the underlying importance of regulating the hind brain before accessing talking therapy, such as counselling. This is achieved using a phased treatment process of outdoor activities which allow participants to recognise their physiological states and emotions. Supporting young people with both emerging and established mental health concerns, Youth Flourish Outdoors adventure therapy practitioners embed their practice with human rights, along with neurodiverse affirming and trauma informed approaches.

  • 03 August 2022 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    BOOK TICKETS 
    (members check forums for discount code)


    In the lead-up to this year's Social Enterprise World Forum, the Australian Social Enterprise Youth Forum in association with SEWF 2022, invites young leaders from around the world to amplify their impact through social enterprise.

    Promising world-class content and career-changing networking, this event invites you to learn from and be inspired by others working to make the world a better place.

    Here’s what you can expect:

    Inspiring keynotes from young purpose-driven leaders

    Expert-led practical and interactive workshops to help you build your skills and grow your enterprise

    Networking with innovators, entrepreneurs and advocates for change

    Keynote Speakers:

    Nick from HoMie, Bek from Ngarrimili + more to be announced.

    Workshop Hosts:

    Future AnythingYoung Change AgentsSocial Enterprise AcademyALLKND and Yalari.

    ~

    Looking to attend SEWF22? Book a Social Enterprise World Forum In-Person Pass here.

    Huge thanks to Social Enterprise World Forum, White Box Enterprises, Paul Ramsay Foundation and Vivcourt for making The Australian Social Enterprise Youth Forum possible.

    BOOK TICKETS 
    (members check forums for discount code)




  • 02 August 2022 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    In Sydney and want to visit SEWF? This could be your chance.

    Why Join the Roadtrip?

    This is a chance to make the Social Enterprise World Forum so much more than a conference. Instead of just flying into Brisbane, travel with a group of founders, social enterprise supporters and sector thought leaders for two days of connecting, learning and preparing to make the most of the Brisbane Summit!

    The two-day journey will give you plenty of time to meet and learn from your fellow travellers, facilitated by group activities and conversations on the bus. We will visit several inspiring social enterprises as we travel up the coast and share a memorable meal in Byron Bay on the Monday night.

    Coming on this journey will equip you to make the most of the SEWF opportunity. Building your community beforehand and having a strong network at the Summit will make it less overwhelming and increase your chances of finding what you need at the event.

    The group will be connected through a private WhatsApp group and from facilitated sessions on the bus will understand each other’s priorities at the Summit, so we are all eyes and ears at the event, alerting each other to networking opportunities and key events.

    This is for:

    · Social enterprise founders;

    · People working for intermediary and support organisations;

    · Investors, storytellers, those working closely with social enterprises;

    · Anyone travelling to the Social Enterprise World Forum in Brisbane.

    All Tickets include:

    · 2 nights accommodation, individual or twin-share;

    · Transportation on a luxury bus filled with other social entrepreneurs and supporters;

    · Breakfasts both mornings and a special dinner on Tuesday night in Byron Bay.

    Note: Does not include accommodation in Brisbane or return transportation. SEWF tickets are extra. Tickets are available at https://opportunities.startsomegood.com/sewf-roadtrip-2022/

    Subsidised Places:

    There are 15 Subsidised seats available on the bus to help more local enterprises to take advantage of this opportunity, supported by the City of Sydney, City of Parramatta and MinterEllison.

    Note that subsidies cover the Roadtrip only, with the exception of the City of Parramatta subsidies which also include a SEWF ticket. Applications must be received by August 7. See https://opportunities.startsomegood.com/sewf-roadtrip-2022/ for more information.

    Itinerary:

    Departs Sydney on Sunday morning September 25, arriving in Brisbane lunchtime Tuesday September 27, before the official Summit September 28/29.

    Sunday: Depart Sydney in the morning, with a second pick-up in Parramatta. Overnight at Nambucca Heads. Activities: Facilitated getting-to-know-you games and introductions on the bus. Group dinner after arrival, then Fireside chats.

    Monday: Drive to Byron Bay. Activities: Afternoon event meeting local enterprises and entrepreneurs, with multiple workshops available on networking, partnership development and pitching. Discussion over dinner of how to get the most out of SEWF

    Tuesday: Drive to Brisbane. Activities: Facilitated session on the bus on what is everyone looking for at SEWF.

    Who is Behind It:

    The Social Enterprise Roadtrip is being organised and hosted by Lucy Brotherton, Community Capacity Building Officer - Social Investment at the City of Parramatta, and Tom Dawkins, CEO and Co-Founder of social enterprise StartSomeGood.



  • 27 July 2022 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On August 17, a Queensland Climate Tech Showcase  will be hosted by Climate Salad and The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE). This event is for climate tech entrepreneurs and their teams, investors, mentors, scientists, and advocates in the climate tech space. 

    Find out why Climate Tech is the hottest sector in the startup world, why investment is flowing 5x faster than any other industry and the innovative ways these founders are solving the biggest challenge of our time.  

    What's on offer:

    1. Grab a drink

    2. See 10+ climate tech product demonstrations 

    3. Founder of Climate Salad, Mick Liubinskas update on the industry 

    4. Keynote talk by Wayne Gerard, QLD Chief Entrepreneur 

    5. Climate Tech Investor panel - hear from the top investors and dive deep into what they’re looking for 

    6. Pitches from 20+ climate tech companies and industry leaders

    7. Grab another drink, a bit of food and meet amazing people from the climate tech world. 

    Discover and meet the founders building great Climate Tech with pitches and a demo room so you can see some of these products and solutions in action. 

    When: Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

    Time: 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start, finish at 8:30pm

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

    Live STREAM is available for this event.


  • 27 July 2022 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BDO supports Queensland’s vision to build a robust social enterprise sector to create more jobs, increase employment for disadvantaged job seekers, and deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits to Queensland communities. It is with pleasure that BDO presents the Financial Education for Queensland Social Enterprises Program. For more information, please contact the BDO Financial Education Team

    Social enterprise operators are welcome to register for an individual session or complete the whole program. Workshop topics can be undertaken individually but we encourage you to attend all three to maximise this opportunity. The first session - Financials for Social Enterprises provides a foundational building block for the workshops that follow. We highly recommended attending the virtual workshop prior to attending the in-person workshops. Please note, that the virtual workshop will not be recorded for privacy reasons.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

    This Social Enterprise Sector Development Grant project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.


  • 25 July 2022 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Media Release – 25 July 2022  Queensland Social Enterprise Council Ltd  

    Trailer - Online - Widescreen 

    The Social Economy is shaking off the “Not for Profit” mantle, emerging as a significant economic lever to address social, environmental, and cultural disadvantage.  

    As the globe reels from pandemic aftershocks, the Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship1 has released the international trends that are re-shaping the way we think about business as usual in their May 2022 insight report: Unlocking the Social Economy2 

    The World Economic Forum article3 suggests that approximately 6% of the EU workforce today are employed by 2.8 million social economic organisations, with $1.845 trillion forecasted assets under management through the impact investment market by 2023.  

    With over 11 million social enterprises4estimated across the world, local Australian social markets are also emerging at pace, and especially in Queensland 5. Although social impact business has been around for some time6, social enterprises have been our best kept secret for far too long. With the Social Enterprise World Forum coming to Brisbane in September 20227, there has never been a better time to discover social enterprise.  

    That’s why the Queensland Social Enterprise Council Ltd (QSEC) is delighted to be able to launch QSEC Stories, an engaging storytelling platform to discover social enterprise, connect stakeholders with business for good near you.  

    “Thanks to support from the State Government, we have assembled a range of impact stories from social enterprises from across Queensland, celebrating the diversity of solutions to critical issues in our communities,” QSEC President Richard Warner said. 

    Social enterprises are businesses created to do good. They come in many forms, from coffee shops to law firms, selling a wide range of products and services.  

    “Uniquely, these businesses often serve the most disadvantaged in our communities through job placement, social connection, cultural exchange and environmental impacts. The way these enterprises deliver services is how social enterprises make a big difference,” Mr Warner continued.  

    QSEC CEO Elise Parups added, “The QSEC Stories launch is just the beginning. We are calling for all social enterprises to stand up and be counted and get your story on the map. Consumers can then locate their local social enterprise and switch to good, to make the world a little better every time they purchase.” 

    To hear the social enterprise stories of impact, get involved and find out more, visit www.qsecstories.org.au today.  

     Look for # on social media: #discoversocialenterprise #qsecstories #switch2good #positivetransaction #socialenterprise #supportsocial  

    Media: Elise Parups Chief Executive Officer QSEC elise@qsec.org.au  

    Trailer - Online - Widescreen 

    1 World Economic Forum 2022, Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship; Public and private sector leaders in support of the social innovation movement. https://initiatives.weforum.org/global-alliance-for-social-entrepreneurship

    2 Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship & World Economic Forum, May 2022, Unlocking the Social Economy, in collaboration with Deloitte. https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Unlocking_the_Social_Economy_2022.pdf

    3 World Economic Forum, 23 May 2022, Unlocking the Social Economy: Towards an inclusive and resilient society, In collaboration with Deloitte and in partnership with Catalyst 2030, Euclid Network, Motsepe Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. https://www.weforum.org/reports/unlocking-the-social-economy-towards-an-inclusive-and-resilient-society-davos2022

    4 British Council & Social Enterprise UK, June 2022, More in Common: the global state of social enterprise. https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/more_in_common_global_state_of_social_enterprise.pdf

    5 Queensland Social Enterprise Council 2021 Annual Report https://www.qsec.org.au/resources/Documents/QC011_Annual%20Report_Single_LR.pdf

    6 Barraket J, Mason C & Blain B, June 2016, Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector (FASES). Centre for Social Impact in collaboration with Social Traders. https://www.csi.edu.au/media/uploads/FASES_2016_full_report_final.pdf

    7 Social Enterprise World Forum 2022 https://sewfonline.com/events/sewf-2022/

  • 14 July 2022 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Social Enterprise Australia, the new peak body for social enterprise arrives in Australia!

    A social enterprise is a business, for good. They trade like any other business; but exist specifically to make the world a better place.

    People across the Australian social enterprise sector have been working together towards a national strategy. This is needed to unlock the full potential of social enterprise to help people, places and the planet thrive.

    Over 500 people across the sector have already helped shape it.

    The launch of Social Enterprise Australia meets the need for an organisation to lead this work. 

    Why is this such a big deal?

    Social Enterprise Australia will connect the sector to plan, act and learn together. It will do this to have a shared national strategy and voice, and to develop new ways to build social and environmental wellbeing.

    Now is also the right time.

    We have a Federal Government building a wellbeing budget. Social enterprise should be seen and valued as a key tool in this agenda.

    Meanwhile, the Social Enterprise World Forum is coming to Australia in September this year, hosted by White Box Enterprises. It is the key event for the global social enterprise community to connect, learn and be inspired.

    Who’s involved?

    Social Enterprise Australia will be co-owned and shaped by the sector itself.

    Jess Moore, who has led this work, will continue to do this as the organisation’s CEO. Christina Chun joins the organisation as its COO.  The Advisory Council, which has guided the national strategy work, will continue to do this as the organisation’s Board. It includes: 

    • Belinda Morrissey (Chair), CEO at the English Family Foundation
    • Alex Hannant (Deputy Chair), Professor of Practice and Co-Director at the Yunus Centre, Griffith University
    • David Brookes (Company Secretary), founding member at the Social Enterprise Network of Victoria and former CEO at Social Traders
    • Adrian Appo, First Nations Lead at Yajilarra Trust
    • Alexie Seller, Co-CEO at Enterprise Learning Projects and Convener at Impact North
    • Matt Pfahlert, CEO at the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Academy Australia
    • Tara Anderson, Executive Director, Strategy and Growth at Social Traders and Director at The Dragonfly Collective

    The national strategy process and Social Enterprise Australia are incubated by the Yunus Centre at Griffith University. This work is backed by and only possible thanks to a growing philanthropic collaboration. It is anchored by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, and includes the English Family Foundation, Snow Foundation and Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. MinterEllison and Day Four Projects provide pro bono support.

    Check out the new website to find out more: socialenterpriseaustralia.org.au.


  • 05 July 2022 4:48 PM | Anonymous

    Social Traders awards are back!

    The world has changed. So has business.

    Some ideas are game changers and buying from social enterprise is one of them. This year our awards will showcase the pioneers demonstrating that social enterprise procurement is catching on. Let’s celebrate the innovative social enterprises, businesses and governments leading the charge in #Business4Good.

    The theme: Social procurement game changers

    This year the awards will showcase how social enterprise procurement is catching on around the country.

    There will be four region based award winners:

    • Social procurement game changer - VIC/TAS region
    • Social procurement game changer - NSW/ACT region
    • Social procurement game changer- NT/QLD region
    • Social procurement game changer - SA/WA region

    With one overall national winner:

    • Social procurement trailblazer - National

    Member applications now open

    Awards are open to our pioneering members who are leading the charge for better business. We’re looking for joint applications from one or more certified social enterprise/s and one or more of our business and government member/s. Your application should show how you are leading the way in social enterprise procurement. Check out below for more details on our key selection criteria.

    Finalists showcased at national and state celebration events

    The award winners will be determined in collaboration with our partners at Australia's social enterprise state and territory networks. The four region winners will be announced at celebration events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, co-hosted with our sector partners.

    All winners will be invited to join us at the Social Enterprise World Forum, where the national Social procurement trailblazer for 2022 will be announced. The national winner of the trailblazer award will be decided in collaboration with the Social Enterprise National Strategy team. This winner will have showcased the most innovative and impactful outcomes against the award criteria.

    Want to be recognised as a game changer? Apply now!

    The four Social procurement game changer region winners will receive a free ticket with expenses paid to join us at the Social Enterprise World Forum this September. The national winner will be invited to join us on the main stage for a panel discussion on best practice social procurement, to a global audience. All national winners will receive a digital promotion kit to showcase and celebrate their achievement.

    Submissions close COB Friday, 22 July 2022. For details and to submit your entry see below.

    Visit Social Traders website



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