Social Enterprise Program

Brisbane City Council has committed to supporting the development of new and emerging social enterprises with the Social Enterprise Program which will run from 2016-20.

Social enterprises are organisations that:

  • are led by an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit
  • trade to fulfil their mission and derive a substantial portion of their income from trade
  • reinvest the majority of their profit/surplus into the fulfilment of their mission.

2018 applications - open

Applications are now open for the 2018 Elevate+ social enterprise accelerator program being run by Impact Boom. Up to 25 fully subsidised places are available in the 2018 program.

Applications close 24 January 2018, and successful applicants will be announced 5 February 2018. Apply online.

Find out more information about the program, including the presenters and mentors, timing, modules and applicant responsibilities.

Social Enterprise Program participants 2017

Enterprise name Description Sector
Good Confectionary Co Development of a range of chocolate products to promote mental health awareness and encourage mental wellness and how to maintain a healthy mind. Mental health
RACERice Food products to promote healthy snacks among children training for sports, in addition to a swimwear range. A percentage of profits go towards funding swimming lessons for children in developing countries. Children’s health and water safety
Makira Gold Working with cacao farmers in the Solomon Islands to make high quality, organic cacao and then import this cacao into Brisbane for craft chocolate makers and the cacao superfoods market. This project will offer farmers a better price and help them to reach a premium market. Agriculture/ economic development in the Solomon Islands
End Gamers The focus of End Gamers is moving from lots of conversation around gender equity and equality to best practise activities that can be specifically supported to affect change. It is a digital platform that will utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning. Gender equity
Membank Development of an application that will allow the creation of personalised life story playlists, using music, pictures and stories, to be played to people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Family and friends will be able to connect with the user on favourite memories regardless of distance and severity of illness. Alzheimer’s/dementia care
Australian Refugee and Migrant Care Services (ARM Care) ARM Care provides holistic services to refugee and migrant communities who are largely under represented and lack basic care and support. It plays an intermediary role between migrants and the medical health services industry. Refugee and migrant care/medical services
Globofit Globofit is a social platform and marketplace that will enable users to communicate better with professionals and businesses and to own/manage their own personal fitness, health and medical data in a single platform. Health & wellness
WantokApp WantokApp are a tech start-up focused on building an ecommerce marketplace and broader communication platform for the Pacific Islands, initially directed towards Papua New Guinea (PNG). IT communications

More information

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06 December 2017