Browse resources for social enterprise practitioners below 

What is Social Enterprise?

Understanding Social Enterprise

A series of 2-day workshops across regional Victoria are available free to anyone interested developing their understanding of social enterprise. Find out more on our events page.


Starting out

Become a Social Enterprise

Check    Business Victoria for more information.

SENVIC founding member Jaison Hoernel from Good Cycles on finding tools to create your own impact.

Check out the Centre for Social Impact for more resources, publications and events.

The Swinburne Social Startup offers support to early-stage Social EnterpriseFind out more

Social Impact

Using the Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Design

Free downloadLearn how to balance commercial success and your impact to achieve the change you’re passionate about.

Marketing and promoting your enterprise

Social Traders certification

What does certification mean? Find out more at Social Traders.

Marketing your social enterprise

Advice to maximise your impact. Read or listen on Impact Boom

Be a Goodsmith

Looking for somewhere to get your good business promoted? Goodsmiths can help. Find out more here.

Funding and financing pathways

Boost Your Business – Social Enterprise Capability Vouchers

Boost Your Business vouchers of up to $25,000 are now available for social enterprises in Victoria. Applications will be open from Friday 8 November and close at Midnight on Sunday 22 December. Find out more.

CSIRO Kick-Start

An initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs. Find out more.


Awards and competitions

Victoria’s social enterprise community has much to celebrate. SENVIC is currently developing the first awards program that will increase the visibility and recognition of social enterprise in the wider community. The awards will showcase the strength and breadth of the social enterprise community in Victoria and how we are building an inclusive, sustainable and environmentally responsible economy.
Stay tuned for details about the inaugural SENVIC awards in 2021.
If you have an idea to help us shape the awards, please email us at

Sustaining the work

Coaching and Mentoring

X-Factor Collective

The X-Factor Collective is an Australian-first community supporting capacity building, of and for social change-makers. Designed to remove the ‘headache and heartache’ in finding trusted support and advice with experienced, pre-vetted, multi-disciplinary, accessible specialists in social impact. Find out more.