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Australian Social Enterprise Leaders Announced to Attend the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

63 Australian social enterprises have been announced as successful recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund.

Designed to provide assistance to support Australian social enterprise leaders attend the Social Enterprise World Forum in New Zealand later this year, the successful applicants will receive a bursary to the approx. value of AUD$2,000 – covering flights, accommodation and Forum attendance.

As part of their contribution at the Forum the recipients will participate in a series of facilitated networking events to encourage and build the next cohort of future social enterprise leaders.

“We received a terrific amount of interest for the Bursary Fund applications and are really pleased that through this process we’re able to provide such a unique learning and networking opportunity for the next wave of Australia’s future social enterprise leaders,” Said David Brookes, Managing Director, Social Traders.

The Australian Bursary Fund application period ran from April 26 to May 26 and received 105 applications from across Australia, with 40% of applicants coming from Victoria.  National research – Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector 2016found the majority of social enterprise respondents were seeking a more cohesive social enterprise ecosystem with enhanced networking and development opportunities.

Hosted in Christchurch New Zealand between the 27-29 September, the annual international Social Enterprise World Forum invites the best and brightest social enterprises from around the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more socially inclusive future.

Social Traders in partnership with the English Family Foundation, Philanthropy Australia and NZ-based Ākina Foundation created the Australian Bursary Fund with the generous support of numerous donors that include: The Ian Potter Foundation, English Family Foundation, Equity Trustees, Victorian Government, Queensland Government, Vasudhara Foundation, The Snow Foundation, Wheelton Philanthropy, Marist 180, Kofi Foundation, the Hunt Family Foundation, , the Stuart Fox Family Foundation and the Wise Foundation.

AUSTRALIAN BURSARY FUND RECIPIENTS 2017

ENTERPRISE STATE
100 Story Building VIC
annecto Speakers Bank VIC
Australasia Nutrition WA
Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship VIC
batyr NSW
Befriend WA
Catalysr NSW
CERES VIC
Cherished Pets VIC
Clickability VIC
CoDesign Studio VIC
Community Recycling Network Australia Tas
Digital Storytellers NSW
Eidos Qld
Endeavour Foundation Qld
FRUIT2WORK VIC
The Good Beer Co Qld
Good Cycles VIC
Good360 Australia NSW
Green Collect VIC
Green World Revolution WA
Hatched Qld
Humanitix NSW
Humankind Enterprises VIC
Inspirationery WA
Kinfolk Enterprise VIC
Laika Academy VIC
Life Interwoven NSW
Little Delish Qld
One Vision Productions NSW
Melbourne Farmers Markets VIC
MET Designs Ltd VIC
Monochrome Coffee Co. VIC
Palmera NSW
Parliament on King NSW
PeopleWorx VIC
Pollinate Energy VIC
PROJECT ROCKIT VIC
Share The Dignity Limited Qld
Social Impact Hub NSW
Soft Landing Mattress Recycling WA
Solar Sign Solutions Qld
Songbird Collection VIC
Spacecubed Innovation WA
StartSomeGood NSW
Substation33 Qld
The Big Issue VIC
The People’s Fabric VIC
The Social Outfit NSW
Goodcompany VIC
Thread Harvest NSW
Vanguard Laundry Services Qld
Welcome Studio NSW
Wellthy Pty Ltd Qld
Wicked Lab SA
Windsor Group Qld
Woodend Neighbourhood House VIC
Words With Heart Qld
World Wellness Group Qld
Y Vote NSW
Yourtown Qld
Youth Without Borders Qld
Youthworx VIC

 


For further details contact:

Mark Hemetsberger, Head of Marketing, Social Traders mark.hemetsberger@socialtraders.com.au or 0438 947 523