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COVID-19 impacts and recovery prospects for the Australian social enterprise sector

COVID-19 impacts and recovery prospects for the Australian social enterprise sector

 

The Social Traders COVID-19 June survey provides the only national insight into the impact COVID-19 is having on the Australian social enterprise sector.

The survey was open between 10th and 24th June, 2020. We received 170 responses, covering 192 social enterprises.

 

Key findings included:

  • While 57% experienced significant or drastic revenue declines, social enterprises have remained resilient. 96% are still trading, and 91% expect to still be trading by the end of the year.
  • Not only are 90% predicting a return to pre-COVID levels within 18 months, 75% said that they had significant potential to recover and grow.
  • To achieve growth, two key things were needed – mandated Government procurement targets, and grants to grow or pivot.

 

Check out the handy infographic to see the results in more detail.

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