Social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals and organisations can access:
- connections and
- FREE coworking
at Frankston Social Enterprise Hub.
Frankston Social Enterprise Hub (FSEH or simply ‘the Hub’) is a place for people and organisations – committed to creating social value through enterprise – to come together.
We connect current and aspiring social enterprises with opportunities and exist to grow the capacity of social enterprises in the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Meet some of our local social enterprises.
Learn more about what we do
or get in touch to see how we can work together.
What is a Social Enterprise?
Social enterprises are businesses that exist to make the world a better place. Through thousands of small acts, they are changing the game.
When you choose social enterprise, you’re choosing a business that does good for the planet and its people.
There are currently more than 3,500 social enterprises trading across metropolitan and regional Victoria employing an estimated 60,000 people and contributing $5.2 billion to the Victorian economy.
In Australia, there is currently no legal structure called ‘social enterprise’ but the Victorian Government defines social enterprise as organisations that:
- are driven by a public or community cause, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic
- derive most of their income from trade, not donations or grants
- use the majority (at least 50%) of their profits to work towards their social mission.
Source: Business.vic.gov.au | Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector Report 2016
Social enterprises create opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged job seekers, across the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne; creating important pathways to meaningful work.
Social enterprises in the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne generate positive social and economic value by:
- supplementing public sector social services;
- introducing new, innovative or improved services;
- fostering social inclusion and involvement; and,
- creating jobs.
Social enterprises connected with Frankston Social Enterprise Hub, are:
- Connected – with each other and with knowledge workers using the coworking space;
- Capable – of generating income from trade to support their social mission; and,
- Certified – as social enterprises with national certification body Social Traders.
Strong Social Enterprises
Frankston Social Enterprise Hub continues to enable and build the capacity of social enterprise in our region so they can thrive and create jobs.
One way we do that, is through the Strong Social Enterprises program.
If you are looking to start, grow or support social enterprise to flourish in the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne get in touch today to learn more.
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