Regional Activation and Industry Events
Queensland’s economic recovery needs impact businesses that are run well, supported, able to respond to social procurement opportunities and can access the right capital at the right time.
The Queensland Government has supported QSEC and sector partners to help reveal the diversity and depth of market for social enterprises (SE) to advance business activity in regional areas across Queensland.
Regional Activators have been engaged to help unlock opportunities for SE on the ground in key regional areas and promote direct engagement with potential industry partners through Industry Forums (see below for details and dates of events).
Regional Activation Lead - Su Marshall
Su has a wealth of community development experience spanning 20 years across community service settings, including legal community service, women’s and youth development, community education and local government. This includes leading the development of grass roots activities and transforming a domestic violence state-wide program. Su’s values and vision are to work collaboratively alongside individuals and businesses to create positive social, cultural, and environmental impact.
We have engaged seven Regional Activators for the following areas:Far North Queensland
Sector Development Activation
CQ University (Office of Social Innovation)
Dates: Feb - May 2023 - Details here
Applications open first week in January 2023
Areas: Toowoomba and Rockhampton(check program for specific regional dates)
Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative Ltd & Community Praxis Co-op
Strengthening the ecosystem for place based social enterprises.
Workshops in Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Moreton Bay.
Dates: February -April 2023 in collaboration with Neighbourhood Centres
Workshop 2 - (9.30 - 1.30pm)
Statewide forum for Neighbourhood Centres and Community Organisations.
White Box Enterprises Ltd
Do you run a social enterprise focused on job creation in South-East QLD? Are you looking for some expert coaching to strengthen and grow your business?
@White Box Enterprises is running a FREE 12-week capacity building program, thanks to the support of the QLD Government, to boost the productivity of jobs-focused social enterprises.
EOIs are open until 30 November, find out more here and apply today.
Contact: More information
James Cook University
Areas: Cairns/Port Douglas, Tablelands (Atherton/Mareeba), Thursday Island, Cooktown, Lockhart River, Weipa
QUT (Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
Areas: Brisbane and remote/regional QLD
Online short course: 6 sessions over 6 weeks @ 2.5 hours
Commencement date: 21 April
For more information click - Details
BDO Financial Education
Areas: Cairns, Rockhampton, Mackay, Brisbane
Cairns, Rockhampton & Mackay will commence next year Program Information
Impact Boom Pty Ltd
APPLY NOW for Australia's leading social enterprise accelerator program, and get wrapped with strong, subsidised support.
Elevate+ is currently open to South East Queensland based entrepreneurs and will:
- provide you with weekly workshops, allowing you to develop key areas of your business
- give you access to Impact Boom's online learning modules
- connect you with leading mentors, investors and their alumni for one-on-one and group mentoring
- generate strong exposure for you, both online and at public events
- take the loneliness out of being an entrepreneur.
Applications for the 2023 program are now open. Closing date for applications 31 December. Don't miss out on this fully subsidised opportunity!
Areas: South East QLD
More details here
StartSomeGood Pty Ltd
Areas: Brisbane, Roma, Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Mackay