Social Enterprises

As part of our ongoing development of services, commUnity+  is developing a number of exciting social enterprise ideas in areas that will add to our service provision for the socially and economically isolated communities of Victoria.

We are also looking at an enterprise that will provide employment and training to marginalised communities.

What are Social Enterprises?

Social enterprises are activities that are led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit. The enterprise conducts a business to fulfil that mission, and will make a substantial portion of their income from the business. They then reinvest most of their profit or surplus in the fulfilment of their mission.

This enables the enterprise to provide services and benefit the community without totally relying on fundraising, donations or grants.

Why develop a social enterprise?

The motivations for setting up a social enterprise typically fall into one or more of three broad categories:

  • Employment – businesses that provide employment, training and support for marginalised groups
  • Service innovation – businesses that create or maintain services in direct response to social or economic needs in the community
  • Income generation – businesses that generate profits to support other community or charitable not-for-profit activities

commUnity+ is currently looking for partners that can support our efforts in this area We are keen to speak to both individuals and organisations that may be able to help.

If you would like more information on the opportunities to partner with commUnity+ in a social enterprise contact

Simon Roberts, Manager, Community Engagement and Social Participation

Ph: 0455 076 176

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