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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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June 11, 2020

Recruitment underway for new Social Traders CEO to drive continued development of Australian social enterprises

The Board of Social Traders, Australia’s leading organisation connecting social enterprises with social procurement opportunities,…

June 4, 2020

SA social enterprises offer unique job creation role in COVID-19 recovery

With South Australian unemployment spiking at 7.2% in the wake of COVID-19, a new business…

May 12, 2020

Planning tool to help businesses reopen and be COVIDSafe

Source: Australian Government The National COVID-19 Coordination Commission has created an online planning tool to…

May 8, 2020

Social Traders adds further depth to management team

Social Traders has appointed Tara Anderson as Head of Marketing & Communications, filling a vacant…

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