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Covid 19

A message from our CEO

Social Traders is looking to continue supporting ST certified social enterprises, our Business & Government Members and other stakeholders during this turbulent time. Stay abreast of our updates during COVID-19 here.

COVID-19 stimulus package summary
Social Traders has summarised Federal and State Government stimulus packages, as well as forms of non-financial assistance that may have relevance for social enterprises. We will seek to keep this updated as new stimulus is announced. Learn more
Coronavirus Support and Resources for Social Enterprises
Social Traders has summarised a range of COVID-19 related support services and resources for social enterprises, covering areas such as managing your people, legal, strategy, business planning, innovating your business model. Learn more
Helping social enterprise respond to COVID-19
One of our priorities during this turbulent time is working with government and other partners to assist social enterprises. Here we provide some key issues for social enterprise to consider around working with customers and accessing supports. Learn more
Social Enterprise Innovations
Despite the tremendous pressure social enterprises are currently experiencing, some are finding ways to shift their businesses and adapt to the current environment. There is space for innovation as we all move from business as usual to the new normal. Notwithstanding the challenges inherent to innovating in a rapidly changing environment, where they can, some are able to take a pragmatic approach to offer new iterations of their products and services. Buying from social enterprises is important now more than ever. Learn more
Probono support for social enterprises
Social Traders has launched a probono support service for all our certified social enterprises, to help you navigate the impacts of COVID-19. We’re collaborating with industry mentors and a range of partners, including Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation, Minter Ellison, EY and PwC to bring you free advice and consulting support. Through the service you can access support from experts across financial modelling, scenario planning, board composition review, strategy, legal advice on government packages and pivoting your business model. Learn more
Planning tool to help businesses reopen and be COVIDSafe May 12, 2020
The National COVID-19 Coordination Commission has created an online planning tool to help business develop a plan to keep their workers, customers and the community safe as they reopen or increase their activities in the weeks and months ahead. Learn more
Wondering how COVID-19 has impacted demand for social procurement?
Listen in to our webinar with our very own Sam & Rebecca, to learn what we’ve been seeing and hearing about the impact of COVID-19 on social procurement demand in the Social Traders marketplace. You’ll hear updates across all buyer sectors, emerging opportunities for social enterprises and top tips on how to respond. Learn more