Reset & Recovery with Impact

Identifying social enterprise local economic solutions through COVID-19


Queensland’s economic recovery needs impact businesses that are run well, supported at the startup phase, are able to access social procurement opportunities, and can access the right capital at the right time.

This project assists social enterprises (SE) in three regional areas: FNQ, Central Qld and Darling Downs. Resources will be delivered by a regional activator to help pivot SE businesses to emerge from the COVID-19 period with job opportunities, new markets and connected communities using an"Action Lab" approach.


The Yunus Centre will be assisting to develop an eco-system mapping and evaluation framework. This will identify key ingredients required for regional economic development through SE.

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In 2021 Central Queensland University will be running a series of Design Thinking workshops to help social enterprises build from inspiration to IDEATION. 

Applications are now open and will close 22 January 2021. Please return applications to 

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The RESET project was held through the months of September - December in 2020 in three locations: Cairns (FNQ), Rockhampton (CQ) and Toowoomba (DD) with local activators to assist with design, communication and events management. 

A set of Digital Toolkits were developed for each area to help businesses reset after a challenging year. These toolkits will be made available to QSEC members in 2021. 

Thank you to the Queensland Government for their support of the Reset and Recovery with Impact Project. 

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