As publications are completed this page will feature documents and resources for the benefit of the social enterprise sector in Queensland and for QSEC members.

 

Social Enterprise Manifesto

The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) has developed a Manifesto as a means of collectively advocating for itself and developing its own narrative in order to continue to grow. Meredith Turnbull from the Alliance explains.

The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) is a strategic partnership of intermediary organisations working to support the growth and improve the impact of the ‘social economy’ in Australia. QSEC is a member of the Alliance.

You can read the Manifesto here

 

Funding

Two of Australia’s best known funders support social enterprise, to find out more and to see if you are eligible visit the Ian Potter Foundation and the Westpac Foundation.

 

Financing

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) offer finance and support to eligible social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. For more information on the three SEDIF fund managers who offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support visit their pages


Social Procurement

If you are interested in Social Procurement, we encourage you to read the excellent “Corporate Social Procurement in Australia” (2013) report  by Social Traders and The Faculty”.

 

Community Enterprise

If you are interested in Community Enterprise you download member Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperatives free publication “Participation and Production a Resource for Community Enterprise“.

 

The Get Mutual Resource Centre, launched by the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM)
All the resources you need for cooperative social enterprise development and community investment, including ‘how tos’ and excellent case studies on a number of new community owned, social care cooperatives in health services, home care, housing and disability employment (including Nundah Community Services Cooperatives which is owned and operated by people with a disability).

 

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast have recently published this excellent free publication Cooperatives in Australia: a manual.