About Us

a place for people and organisations committed to creating social value through enterprise.

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub is seeking to establish the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne as a region renowned for flourishing enterprise doing good for people and planet. To achieve this, our mission is to enable organisations and individuals to start up and scale social enterprises in our region.

Our Values

Social Impact

Entrepreneurship that thinks carefully about the impact it wants to have and puts the creation of social value before all else.


Championing the pursuit and development of bold ideas that act locally, but think globally.


Bridge-building between industries, sectors, social enterprises and affected communities.


Demonstrating our impact and continuously learning how we can improve (even from failure!) as well as being informed by the evidence base of others.


People feeling safe enough to bring their unique strengths and voices to the table.


Social entrepreneurship that addresses disparities, particularly in relation to access to employment.

We work in a hands-on capacity with:

  • Existing organisations that identify as a social enterprise
  • Existing organisations that identify as operating a social enterprise
  • Individuals or organisations seeking to establish a social enterprise
  • Social entrepreneurs or aspiring social entrepreneurs

The Frankston Social Enterprise Hub also hosts members of the social enterprise support ecosystem, bringing them together to enable the cross pollination of resources, skills and expertise in order to strengthen social enterprises.

  • People sitting at a table participating in a workshop

Meet the Team

Dr Amber Earles

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub Project Manager

Amber is on the board of two social enterprises based on the Mornington Peninsula and in 2020 completed a PhD on the topic of social enterprise governance.

Amber brings to Frankston Social Enterprise Hub experience working across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East as well as in remote Australian Aboriginal communities to support individuals and organisations to achieve their goals. She is pleased to be able to apply her expertise closer to home.

Project Advisory Group Members

Miranda Campbell

Social Traders

Mark Daniels

Whitebox Enterprises

Nicholas Verginis

Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC)

Selena Gillham

Peninsula Health

Stacie Harrison

Frankston City Council

Kayla Cartledge

Our Songlines

Ben Allitt

Chisholm Institute

Ellie Fossey

Monash University

Josie Powell

Happiness First

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