About Social Traders

Social Traders is a specialist social enterprise development organisation. We are dedicated to supporting the development of sustainable social enterprises that are driven to solve social, cultural, economic and environmental problems.

We provide social enterprises with access to the know-how, networks, investment and resources to start up, access markets and grow.

We raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of social enterprise by showcasing the collective work of social enterprises in transforming communities throughout Australia.

Established in 2008 as an independent not for profit company limited by guarantee, we receive core funding from the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund and a private foundation. Based in Melbourne, we work with social enterprises nationally.

Social Traders has no religious or political affiliations. We were awarded Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in June 2013, making any donations over $2 to Social Traders or our Social Enterprise Development Fund fully tax deductible. Make a donation