Map for Impact tells us there are at least 3,500 social enterprises in Victoria, employing people from diverse backgrounds and contributing $5.2 billion to the state economy

Map For Impact

Map for Impact is a ground-breaking study to identify and map Victoria’s social enterprises and explore their social and economic characteristics.

As part of the wider economy, Victorian social enterprises have historically played an important role in delivering services, fostering economic participation and contributing to social innovation. Australia has a strong history of enterprising third sector organisations – including not for profits, cooperatives and mutuals – delivering goods and services in response to community needs.

Map for Impact seeks to improve and expand on government support for Victorian social enterprises and to position Victoria’s social enterprises as national leaders in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth. It was commissioned by the Victorian Government as part of its Social Enterprise Strategy.

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Government and business buyers seeking to increase impact through their procurement can access a network of certified social enterprises and specialist social procurement services from Social Traders. To find out how to become a Social Traders Buyer go to: Buy Social. Social enterprises seeking to win work from governments and businesses can access Social Traders expanding network of buyers by becoming certified and joining the growing community of social enterprise suppliers. To find out how to become a Social Traders Certified Supplier go to: Get Certified.


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