CLS Ability Enterprises (CLSAE) is a not-for-profit charity started by a disability and allied health provider, Community Lifestyle Support Ltd (CLS). The primary objective of CLSAE is to build a thriving inter-disciplinary hub for social innovation and entrepreneurship. To achieve this objective CLSAE has started four not-for-profit social enterprises; Nardoo Nursery, MAKI Space, MAKI Print and MAKI Shop.
Nardoo Nursery is dedicated to improving people’s wellbeing by encouraging the use of indoor plants in both home and business environments. The Nardoo Team, made up of countless volunteers generously giving their time, propagates and prepares for sale a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants.
MAKI Space, an advanced manufacturing hub for designers and Makers, was made possible by the support of the Queensland Government, Bundaberg Regional Council, CQUniversity and countless other stakeholders. MAKI Space aims to provide the necessary equipment, technical expertise and staffing resources to promote education, collaboration, and development of innovative new products and services. MAKI Space regularly offers workshops designed to up-skill the local Maker ecosystem in areas like 3D design, electronics, coding, CNC router and laser-based manufacturing, virtual reality and much much more.
MAKI Print offers a wide variety of printing services throughout the Wide Bay Burnett Region. MAKI Print provides a complete commercial printing service including graphic design, high speed printing in a wide variety of formats, and a host of other custom print services.
The MAKI Shop offers products that will inspire you to Make, Learn & Grow. Forged by a passion for makers, artists, social innovators and environmentally conscious small businesses, MAKI Shop focuses on high quality Australian designed, made and grown products. Selling everything from indoor plants, pots and gardening kits, to locally designed electronics kits and jewellery. MAKI Shop is a showcase for Australian creativity and innovation.