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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?

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Social Procurement in Action

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March 31, 2020

COVID-19 stimulus package summary

Updated 31 March 2020  Social Traders has summarised Federal and State Government stimulus packages that may have…

March 23, 2020

Helping social enterprise respond to COVID-19

In the midst of the growing COVID-19 (C-19) crisis globally and here in Australia, the…

March 4, 2020

Mirvac’s not wasting a chance to give back

Property company Mirvac had partnered with a social enterprise called Mates on the Move, a…

March 3, 2020

ST certification Advisory Group

Social Traders has convened an Advisory Group that supports ST certification in the social procurement…

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