Regional Activation and Industry Events

2022 - 2023


Regional Activation and Industry Events

Queensland’s economic recovery needs impact businesses that are run well, supported, able to respond to social procurement opportunities and can access the right capital at the right time.

The Queensland Government has supported QSEC and sector partners to help reveal the diversity and depth of market for social enterprises (SE) to advance business activity in regional areas across Queensland.

Regional Activators have been engaged to help unlock opportunities for SE on the ground in key regional areas and promote direct engagement with potential industry partners through Industry Forums (details and dates of these events to come).


Regional Activation Lead - Su Marshall

Su has a wealth of community development experience spanning 20 years across community service settings, including legal community service, women’s and youth development, community education and local government. This includes leading the development of grass roots activities and transforming a domestic violence state-wide program. Su’s values and vision are to work collaboratively alongside individuals and businesses to create positive social, cultural, and environmental impact.


Contact: su@qsec.org.au

Regional Activators

We have engaged seven Regional Activators for the following areas:

Far North Queensland
North Queensland
Central Queensland
Emerald & Central Highlands 
Wide Bay Burnett 
Darling Downs & South West Queensland
South West Cluster (Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Redlands, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich & West Moreton)

Sector Development Activation

CQ University (Office of Social Innovation)

  • iActivate is CQUniversity’s innovative short course for developing a social enterprise or “business for good”.

Dates: Aug 29th - Nov 21st - Details here

Areas: Cairns, Rockhampton, Wide Bay, Darling Downs


Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative Ltd & Praxis Community Enterprise

  • Strengthening the ecosystem for place based social enterprises.

Workshops in Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Moreton Bay.

Dates: October 2022 -April 2023 in collaboration with Neighbourhood Centres 

Contact: Nundah Community Enterprises and Praxis Community Enterprise


White Box Enterprises Ltd

  • The strong and sustainable capacity building program for work integration social enterprises (WISEs)

Areas: Non metro Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba

Dates: TBC

Contact: White Box Enterprises


James Cook University

  • Social enterprise sector development - FNQ project

Areas: Cairns/Port Douglas, Tablelands (Atherton/Mareeba), Thursday Island, Cooktown, Lockhart River, Weipa

Dates: TBC

Contact: narayan.gopalkrishnan@jcu.edu.au


QUT (Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)

  • Developing your enterprising leadership and partnerships - Details

Areas: Brisbane and remote/regional QLD

Dates: TBC


Acceler8 Pty Ltd

  • Financial Education for QLD social enterprises

Areas: Cairns, Rockhampton, Mackay, Brisbane

Dates: TBC

Contact: Timothy.Hui@bdo.com.au


Impact Boom Pty Ltd

  • Elevate+ social enterprise accelerators and additional sector capacity building

Areas: South East QLD

Details here


StartSomeGood Pty Ltd

  • Emerge pre accelerator program

Areas: Brisbane, Roma, Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Mackay

Dates: TBC

Contact: Startsomegood



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