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Supporting Australian social enterprise

July 19, 2021

Last updated on July 19, 2021

Buying from a Social Traders certified social enterprise means your spend helps support an important social or environmental cause. We know many Australians are currently in lockdown but there are still ways to support the local social enterprise community. 

Want to send someone a care pack? Interested in practical resilience tips and tricks? Craving a takeaway coffee or delicious meal? Need to stock up on toilet paper?

Our community has you covered!

VICTORIA

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Catering
As a social enterprise of the ASRC, this catering service exists to create pathways to employment for people seeking asylum. Their vegetarian menu is inspired by the cultures of the people they employ, delivering a global food experience with impact. Their catering arm is currently providing delivery and pick up options. Check it out here.

Kinfolk
Kinfolk believe in eating well for good. Their dining room may have closed but there are still many ways to enjoy a taste of Kinfolk. You can order coffee and take away options at their sister cafe Sibling in Carlton, order groceries and house specialities for your home, surprise loved ones with gifts or enjoy a dose of serotonin by donating.  Check it out here.

Now and Not Yet
This local community cafe believes it’s better to give then receive, so puts its profits back into supporting the Warrandyte community. They are currently serving takeaway options to keep you caffeinated and fed. Check it out here.

STREAT
Youth homelessness and disadvantage are hard to swallow. That’s why STREAT works to stop it, one mouthful at a time. They are still providing catering and delivery options during lockdown including bread, coffee, vegetable boxes and more. Check it out here.

Wild Timor Coffee
Wild Timor Coffee beans are more than just coffee – each one represents support provided for a developing community. They are still providing ethical, delicious coffee delivered to your door during lockdown as well as a range of gifts and merchandise via their online store. Check it out here.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Two Good Co
Through their highly successful Work Work program, Two Good Co helps vulnerable women change the course of their lives. Their first class catering arm is currently providing ready-made meals and gift deliveries. Check it out here.

The Freedom Hub
Located in central Sydney, The Freedom Hub’s café and catering business is now offering take away and home delivery meals. Treat yourself or a loved one with ethically sourced coffee, tea and gifts, which are available for national delivery. Check it out here.

Green Connect
Green Connect employs young people and former refugees in work that helps the environment and the community. They run many endeavours including an urban farm, an op shop, sustainability workshops and cultural awareness training.  Care packs and gifts are currently available. Check it out here.

Kick Start
Normally you’ll find Kick Start’s fleet of food trailers on construction sites or at events, festivals and fetes. Given the current lockdown, you can now find them on Uber Eats, as they continue to provide delivery services from their Prestons and Macquarie Park locations. Check it out here.

NATIONAL

Goodwill Wine
After a good bottle of wine? Goodwill Wine sources premium boutique wines while passing on 50% of their profit to the charity of their customer’s choice. National delivery available. Stock up here.

Kua
From start-ups to industry leaders, ten to ten-thousand cups, kitchenette to commercial cafe, Kua is your sustainable coffee choice. An online at-home subscription is also available. Check it out here

The Good Good
Are you looking for tea that is respectful of your health, the planet and the community? The Good Good offers a wide range of blends that create positive impact for all. Home delivery and various commercial options are available, with 50% of profits going to fund access to education for disadvantaged kids in Australia. Check it out here.

The Oranges Toolkit
The Oranges Toolkit provides practical wellbeing and resilience-building programs, equipping you with the skills to positively adapt to complexity and change. Check it out here.

Emotions
Emotions sells eco-friendly, 100% recycled white and bamboo toilet paper, with 50% of the profits donated to support mental health services. Stock up here.

Who Gives A Crap
Who Gives A Crap manufactures and distributes environmentally friendly toilet paper, with 50% of profits donated to developing world sanitation services. Stock up here.

Pixii
Australia’s most eco-friendly period products – for your office, school, everywhere. You can even purchase a personal subscription, delivered directly to your home. Pixii’s products have no plastic packaging, with 50% of profits donated to empowering women around the world. Check it out here.

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Check out the Social Enterprise Finder for a full list of certified social enterprises in Australia. 

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