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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