Victorian Government Social Enterprise Strategy
In 2017, the Victorian Government announced a Social Enterprise Strategy to advocate for greater coordination across government to support social enterprises.
The Victorian Government’s $10.8 million Social Enterprise Strategy includes eight initiatives to support the growth of the social enterprise sector and inclusive economic growth across Victoria. The strategy, the first of its kind in Australia, has been developed to improve and expand on existing support for the sector and to position Victoria to lead the country in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth through social enterprise.
The initiative is part-funded through Jobs Victoria, to support jobs growth across the state and to assist Victorians to take up these new job opportunities, and advocates for greater co-ordination across government to support social enterprises. A healthy sector will support inclusive economic growth, new job creation and more opportunities for people facing barriers to employment to get and sustain meaningful work.
Victorian Government Media Release, 20 August: Supporting Victoria’s Growing Social Enterprise Sector