Social enterprise opportunities

Brisbane City Council is committed to supporting emerging and established social enterprises and community organisations. 

What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business that operates to address social problems, improve communities, or help the environment. A social enterprise generates most or all of its income from trade (not grants or donations) and can be categorised under one or more of the below models:

  • a business that provides employment and training for marginalised groups
  • a business that provides products and services in a direct response to a community or environmental need (something not met by the market)
  • an ethical for-profit business, with a significant proportion of profits redistributed for a social impact.

Social procurement objectives

Council seeks to foster the development of social enterprises to grow into competitive suppliers.

Council's current social procurement objectives include:

More information

For more information about social enterprise tendering opportunities phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

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