Business

Social enterprises

Connect to social enterprises in the Darebin area and find resources to help you start your social enterprise or support its growth.

"Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training or help the environment". 

Definition from Social Traders, an acknowledged provider of support and resources to the social enterprise community in Australia, including a supplier portal.

Social enterprises are thriving in Darebin, over a variety of industry sectors. From the well-established like Clean Force Property Services and the Fair Food division of the CERES group to start-up social enterprises.  

We are supporting the growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned or operated businesses through our membership of Kinaway and the promotion of local Aboriginal businesses on our Business Map

 

Many of Darebin's social enterprises can be found on our Business Map. Please register, so that we can continue to grow this sector. 

Resources 

In addition to the support provided by Darebin's Economic Recovery and Resilience team, there are  resources available through:

SENVIC (the Social Enterprise Network Victoria) provides training, workshops and connections through networking, and other resources from the Victorian State Government. 

The recently updated Social Procurement Framework encourages social enterprise to grow by participating in major project procurement.  

Other social enterprise support services in and around Darebin include:

Inner North Community Foundation

The Difference Incubator

Social Traders