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Buy from social enterprise.
change the lives of disadvantaged Australians

Social enterprises exist to drive social and environmental change. Buying goods and services from them is the most effective means of breaking the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of Australians.

Social Traders is committed to growing the social procurement marketplace to
$1 billion per annum by 2030.

Social Traders mission is to foster social enterprise growth by helping them unlock and access the buying power of the Government and private sectors. This is the Social Traders marketplace.  

In the past two years, the Social Traders marketplace has facilitated $105 million worth of deals between social enterprises and private and Government buyers. This spend has supported more than 700 jobs for disadvantaged Australians and provided many other community benefits 

Given private and public sector procurement in Australia is valued at around $600 billion per annum the potential of social procurement is very clear – it represents the most significant opportunity for social enterprise growth, and social change for disadvantaged Australians.  

What is a social enterprise?

Our impact at a glance

Social Procurement in Action

Check out our case study videos of our buyer and supplier members creating social impact.

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January 13, 2021

Social Traders profiles the social enterprise sector in ABC News

Social Traders profiles the social enterprise sector in ABC News, calling on the Federal Government…

January 6, 2021

Looking Back With Gratitude : 2020

 Now that we have made it to the other side of 2020, we can…

December 22, 2020

Wishing our community a safe and happy holidays

Thank You Extending a special message of thanks to our community of certified social enterprises…

December 11, 2020

Social Traders Awards 2020 : Westpac & John Holland among some of the big names taking social enterprise mainstream

Westpac and John Holland among the big names taking social enterprise closer to the mainstream…

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