Social Enterprise Program | Brisbane City Council

Social Enterprise Program

Brisbane City Council has committed $200,000 over four years into 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 most of their profit/surplus into the fulfilment of their mission.

2019 applications now open

Applications are now open for the 2019 Elevate+ social enterprise accelerator program being run by Impact Boom. Up to 25 fully subsidised places are available in the 2019 program.

Applications close Monday 7 January 2019. Apply online.

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

Information session

If you would like to talk to Tom Allen, Founder of Impact Boom, or hear from some of the Elevate+ Alumni and Mentors, come along to the upcoming information session on 20 November 2018. For more details, see the Impact Boom Facebook page.

Why you should apply

Watch this video to find out why you should apply for the Elevate+ social enterprise accelerator program.

Read the video transcript. You can also watch this video on Impact Boom's Vimeo channel.

2018 program participants

Congratulations to the successful enterprises accepted into the 2018 program delivered by Impact Boom.

Enterprise name Description
Bertonni Timeless, locally made products providing employment and training to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Brisbane Tool Library Increasing sustainability, reducing consumption & waste. Building a local economy based on a real sharing economy. Employing disadvantaged people and creating social stability.
Chatfor10 Connecting refugees to volunteers for fun and convenient language practice.
Enrich'd Creative Training, mentoring and employment pathways for young women from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Five Mile Radius Design studio for locally sourced construction materials. Fostering a culture where people build with what they've got.
Hemia Optics Treating post stroke brain conditions in home with health technology.
Lána Shared economy marketplace; a sustainable system for fashion consumption.
Mammojo Reducing the disparity of global maternal and infant mortality rates through the sale of high quality, breastfeeding friendly activewear.
MyMedHealth Patients driving their own health.
Social Good Outpost Creative design for changemakers.
Sound Off for Schools Mindfulness education for schools.
The Unknown Project Refugee engagement and education for young people.
Welcome 360 Immersive 360 video training for new migrants to Australia.
Yaku Latin Goods Weaving cultural bridges between Latin America & Australia, while supporting social projects such as those which tackle chronic child malnutrition.

2017 program participants

Enterprise name Description
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).

More information

To find out more information about the program or to register your interest for future intakes you can:

25 October 2018