We work to break the cycle of disadvantage through social enterprise.


What is a SOCIAL ENTERprise?


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

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Social Enterprise Stories

Explore nine of the best social enterprises in Social Traders’ community. Each case study provides an overview of their impact, business model and vision for the future.

T2M Maintenance Case Study 2015

T2M Maintenance Case Study 2015

T2M Maintenance Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 6 full-time and 24 part-time and casual employees in 2015 Stage of the enterprise: Sustainable Proportion of revenue that comes from...

Youthworx Case Study 2015

Youthworx Case Study 2015

Youthworx Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created:   Over 7 years: 45   2015: 2 full-time, 12 part-time Trainees who have gone on to access employment: 2015: 20% moved...

Windermere Family Day Care Case Study 2015

Windermere Family Day Care Case Study 2015

Windermere Family Day Care Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 6.3 FTE managing family day care, 74 educator contractors Proportion of revenue that comes from trade: 30-35%. Stage of the enterprise: ...

Prickle Acupuncture Case Study 2015

Prickle Acupuncture Case Study 2015

Prickle Acupuncture Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 2 practice managers and 4 practitioners (all part-time), 7/8 volunteers per week and 199 treatments delivered each month on...

Peppergreen Farm Catering Case Study 2015

Peppergreen Farm Catering Case Study 2015

Peppergreen Farm Catering Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 2 full-time and 11 part-time employees. Stage of the enterprise: Partially sustainable Proportion of revenue from trade:  61% Reach: Bendigo and surrounds ABOUT...

Mates on the Move Case Study 2015

Mates on the Move Case Study 2015

Mates on the Move Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 2.6 FTE (proposed) Mates on the Move One of the key services provided by Prisoners Aid NSW is the collection and...

Jigsaw Industries Case Study 2015

Jigsaw Industries Case Study 2015

Jigsaw Industries Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 13 (1 manager, 1 supervisor, 11 beneficiary employees (PT), 1 disabled volunteer) Number of individuals that have gone on to...

Inside the Brick Case Study 2015

Inside the Brick Case Study 2015

Inside the Brick Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 3.5FTE, 15 casual employees, 2 volunteer Proportion of revenue that comes from trade: 100% Stage of the enterprise: Fully sustainable Geographical reach:...

CQ Consulting - Case Study 2015

CQ Consulting - Case Study 2015

CQ Consulting - Case Study 2015

IMPACT SNAPSHOT Jobs created: 1 FTE and 4 casual beneficiary employees (from culturally diverse backgrounds) Stage of the enterprise:  Start-up, tracking to budget Proportion of...


Meet the winners of the 2016 Social Enterprise Awards


Eight winners have been selected from a pool of 26 finalists for this year's Social Enterprise Awards.

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News & Events


01/12/2016

The Missing Link: Connecting Social Enterprise to...

Since launching in November 2015, Social Traders’ (ST) Connect has grown quickly.  As Australia’s first and only service to link corporate and...

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01/12/2016

Winners announced: Social Enterprise Awards 2016

Eight of Australia’s best social enterprises have been named as winners at this year’s Social Enterprise Awards. Adjudicated as the best applicants across...

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27/10/2016

Five Minutes with Nina Yousefpour – Social Enter...

Nina Yousefpour joined the Social Traders’ Social Investment Portfolio team as a Social Enterprise Advisor in 2016. Nina has worked in the social...

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