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1 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 1 The ACT Social Enterprise Hub

2 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. SVA invests in social change Employment Non-profits and social enterprises Education Philanthropists

3 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. Employment Exclusion  According to ABS data, there are 614,700 unemployed Australians, of which 17.8% are categorised as long-term unemployed, i.e. 109,400 people 1  However the Brotherhood of St Lawrence has identified that out of the over 750,000 people on Disability Support Pension approximately 150,000 want to work but have been out of work for over one year and face multiple barriers to gaining employment. The total amount of people considered to be excluded from the labour market adds up to over 250,000 Australians aged 15 and over. Approximately 1 in every 10 Australians 1 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Labour Market Statistics, , April Brotherhood of St Lawrence Business Leadership Lunch, Sept 2010

4 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. What our experience tells us  Lifting education and employment participation levels is the most effective foundation for achieving sustainable, broad based and breakthrough change in disadvantaged communities.  The cost of long term unemployment goes beyond that of welfare payments and lost taxation. There are established links between unemployment and poor health, crime, debt, addiction and homelessness.  Economic participation is fundamental if a person is to achieve social connections and personal significance. Economic activity provides the social glue for communities.  Whilst the reasons behind economic inactivity is multi-dimensional, it is heavily influenced by education attainment levels.  The provision of educational and employment pathways is critical to breaking this cycle of disadvantage.

5 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 5 Founding partners: Social Ventures Australia (SVA) PriceWaterhouse Coopers Foundation The Snow Foundation Ltd ACT Health DHCS ACT Mental Heath Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) Our purpose: To work with entrepreneurs, community organisations, businesses and government to grow and develop social enterprises in the ACT that are; self sustaining; and that increase employment opportunities for people that are disadvantaged in the labour market. The ACT Social Enterprise Hub

6 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 6 What is a social enterprise? Definition: Social enterprises are businesses that trade for a social purpose. There are numerous definitions of social enterprise throughout the world and it is a much contested term. We believe social enterprises have the following characteristics: explicit social aims commercial orientation social ownership social accountability socially entrepreneurial drive use of profits for community benefit socially inclusive values base

7 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 7 What is a social enterprise? (cont’d) Characteristics we look for:  A business with a commercial and social purpose;  Selling (charging a fee for a product or service);  25%+ staff from marginalised backgrounds;  Supportive and integrated work environment;  Modifications of design and culture of the workplace;  All staff are paid the award or productivity rate; and  Provides the same work opportunities, rights and obligations to all employees.

8 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 8 Benefits of a social enterprise  Social Enterprises offer real jobs.  Employment offers people with disabilities significant benefits.  Overcoming social exclusion.  Transitionary or ongoing source of employment.  Provide an inclusive work opportunity.  Reduce number of people on government support.  Sustainable source of income.  Benefits for consumers.

9 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 9 How we can help HUB Business Mentor Pro bono business services Resources Training Tools NetworksProcurementFunding Impact Measurement

10 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 10 Achievements so far  The Hub was initiated in 2008 and officially launched in July  After 12 months (July 2010):  24 sustainable jobs created  Income streams for a further 45 people  Nine enterprises are currently supported  Two successful grant applications  Two successful launches  Substantial media coverage  ‘Public Money for Public Benefit’ panel discussion which rested in new social tendering guidelines in the ACT  One-day Indigenous Cultural Tourism Workshop  ‘Developing a social enterprise’ workshop  Almost $30K of in-kind support (mentoring, pro-bono)

11 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 11 Enterprises currently supported Noah’s Ark Child-care CentreMarginalised women PaperworksDisability Ronnies Succulent SnailsDisability Magpie Blah! Blah!Disability A Grade Mini PartsDisability RecycleryDisability Burrunju Aboriginal Art GalleryIndigenous Medius – Spence IGAMental health WCS - Café InkMental health, long-term unemployed

12 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 12 Pro-bono partners PricewaterhouseCoopers (incorporating Walter Turnbull) Mentors Financial services MinterEllison Legal services Mel Hill Photography Photography Papercut Graphic design and corporate ID Cut Through Marketing and advertising Bonobo Labs Websites and social networking

13 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 13 Case Study : Café Ink Social Enterprise: Café Ink (Woden Community Service). Time frame: opened in April Turnover: $60,000 each month and steadily increasing. Staff: Café Ink currently employs 10 people (plus one manager). – 80% of employees are mental health consumers – 10% are migrants/refugees – 10% are through family support programs Staff members have variously reported increased and supplemented income, increased confidence and greater community participation. Study currently underway to asses social impacts and impacts on individuals Winner: 2010 ACT Inclusion Award (Small Business category) WINNER: 2010 CHIEF MINISTER’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

14 This information is confidential and was prepared by SVA Consulting solely for the use of our client; it is not to be relied on by any third party without prior written consent. 14 Contact Jane Speechley


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