During 2020 a small group of organisations in the social enterprise sector got together to talk about how we might strengthen the sector over the long term. We shared an ambition to create a national social enterprise strategy, similar to those in other parts of the world.
The group included ACRE, Social Traders, SENVIC, SASEC, YLab and Good Cycles with coordination and seed funding from the English Family Foundation. With support from additional philanthropic foundations, the Yunus Centre was engaged as the project partner. This collection of 8 organisations formed the Social Enterprise National Strategy (SENS) Advisory Committee.
The Advisory Committee has now released two reports publicly:
The next step in the project is to form a governance structure to enable the project to move forward, including wide sector consultation and co-creation. A third part of the report will be used during the co-creation process and is available on request.
In the interim, the reports are being released across the social enterprise sector and we encourage everyone to share the reports widely.
Social Enterprise National Strategy Advisory Group members:
Access the Part 1 & Part 2 reports:
Level 1, 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
PO Box 18147, Collins Street East VIC 8003