About SENVIC

Vision

A just, inclusive and sustainable society.

Purpose

To grow a thriving social enterprise sector in Victoria

Principles

Enable an independent, practitioner-led network.

Collaborate with and support the development of the broader social enterprise ecosystem.

Be optimistic, energetic and entrepreneurial.

Harnessing resources effectively for impact.

SENVIC Annual Review 2020-21

We’re proud to announce the SENVIC Annual Review, this review demonstrates how the network is making a difference. We hope it gives you a clear picture of our performance and impact in the year to 30 June 2021, including:

  • Our performance connecting the social enterprise community and enablers
  • Our creation of accessible programs and equitable distribution of benefits to members
  • Our enabling strategies to amplify the voice of sector leaders state-wide and create more favourable policies and external conditions.

SENVIC Strategic Plan 2021-22

We’ve launched our Strategic Plan 2021-22, which outlines our priority activities for the year ahead.

If you have any thoughts on the Strategic Plan or Annual Review that you’d like to share, please email us on hello@senvic.org.au.

Our story

SENVIC was established in early 2018 to build a connected community of social enterprises, to facilitate access to learning and development opportunities, and to give practitioners an independent and collective voice.

Our statewide network of social enterprise practitioners was initiated by the CEO of ACRE (Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship), with financial support from Equity Trustees.

SENVIC was formed with nine founding members, all of whom are leaders of some of Victoria’s longest-standing and influential social enterprises: ACRE, CERES, The Community Grocer, GAME Traffic and Contracting, Good Cycles, Green Collect, 100 Story Building, STREAT and Social Traders.

Our founders are passionate, pioneering and collaborative entrepreneurs and practitioners who have all seen the transformative impact of social enterprise as a catalyst for social change, environmental sustainability and improved economic circumstance.

In recognition of the potential of SENVIC to deliver significant benefits to the sector, the Victorian Government has provided financial support towards coordination of state-wide network activities and an online presence to enable information sharing and connection. The Victorian Government’s Social Enterprise Strategy identifies that a social enterprise network will strengthen the sector and improve engagement of social enterprise with government, intermediaries, buyers and each other.

SENVIC’s Advisory Board of founding members is guiding the growth and development of the network as a thriving collaboration and collective voice for social enterprise practitioners across Victoria.

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