Supporting Victoria's social enterprises
Published: 1 December 2017
The Victorian Government is getting behind Victoria's nation-leading social enterprise sector to grow jobs, support vulnerable Victorians and open up new procurement opportunities.
Released today, the Map for Impact: Victorian Social Enterprise Mapping report (PDF) shows Victoria's 3,500 social enterprises contribute more than $5.2 billion to the Victorian economy.
Developed by the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology – the report and website are key outcomes from the Victorian Government's Social Enterprise Strategy.
The report identifies Victoria as the Australian centre of social enterprise – with more than a quarter of Australia's social enterprises based in the state.
The Map for Impact report shows that the sector generates around 60,000 jobs – with more than 25 per cent of these positions addressing the needs of disadvantaged people facing barriers to employment.
The report also found the sector provides jobs for more than 12,000 Victorians with a disability, 4,000 jobs for long-term unemployed people and 985 jobs for indigenous Australians.
Government and corporate procurers looking to engage with social enterprise are encouraged to visit the Map for Impact website