About Us

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

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub is an initiative of Peninsula Health, Chisholm Institute and the Frankston Foundry. It exists to grow and develop the capacity of social enterprises in the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne. Its mission is to create an enabling environment for organisations and individuals to start up and scale social enterprises so they can thrive and create jobs, particularly for disadvantaged job seekers.

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.

Innovation

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

Collaboration

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

Evidence

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

Respect

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

Equity

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

Selena Gillham

Peninsula Health

Emma Ferguson

LUNA Startup Studio

Ellie Fossey

Monash University

Danny Alcock

Taskforce Community Agency

Joe D’amico

Chisholm Institute

Miranda Campbell

Social Traders

Cameron Rambert

Frankston Foundry

Nicholas Verginis

Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC)

Mark Daniels

Whitebox Enterprises

Bronwyn Coward

Peninsula Health

Ben Allitt

Chisholm Institute

Jaison Hoernel

GoodCycles

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