Victorian Government support to boost your business

Regional communities have long been using social enterprise to solve local challenges. So it's not surprising that nearly half of Victoria's 3,500 social enterprises are in rural and regional areas.  

This vibrant for-purpose approach makes a real difference to many of our towns and regional centres. Whether it's community-owned fuel, hardware and rural supplies businesses like Yackandandah Community Development Company, Euroa health’s Bowerbird op shop, or the inspired Transition Village Wallan crew who are building a village of tiny houses for Wallan's homeless population - communities across the country are applying business strategy to achieve a social, cultural, community or environmental goal.

If your not-for-profit or charitable organisation needs help to start a social enterprise or to move to a social enterprise model, we can help. Or if your existing social venture is looking to become more productive, create market access and increase its scale, profitability and impact, keep us in mind. 

If you're based in Victoria, then right now's the best time to be a social enterprise, because odds are you're eligible for up to $25k of our support funded through the Social Enterprise Capability Voucher Stream.

That's right, for every dollar you chip in, the Victorian Government will provide four dollars (up to $25k) towards helping you apply business and finance skills to solve social and community challenges.

Through this program, we can help you to:

  • implement new business systems and processes that increase productivity

  • identify new market opportunities and develop workable plans to access those markets

  • increase financial readiness, to identify and manage investment and funding opportunities

  • increase contract readiness, to access government and corporate procurement opportunities.

This round of applications will close on Sunday the 12th of May.

Contact us if you want to know more about this voucher program or how we work with clients to apply business and finance skills to solve social and community challenges. 

Tammy Atkins