Your voice

SENVIC is taking your voice to government. We need to ensure that the Government is supporting social enterprise through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As the pandemic took hold, we joined with interstate networks to present a unified voice to the Australian and State Governments about the needs of social enterprise and our unique place in creating a stronger community. We launched the national #thegoodnessgap campaign to focus attention on the difference social enterprise makes and the gap we fill between business, charities and government. Go to  thegoodnessgap.org

A new national alliance has emerged

The Alliance of Social Enterprise Networks Australia (ASENA) was created following several months of cross-jurisdiction advocacy and collaboration in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

SENVIC was a driving force behind the establishment of ASENA and uniting seven social enterprise networks representing each state and territory of Australia.
ASENA creates a strong, united voice to the Australian Government, representing the interests of the burgeoning social enterprise community.
ASENA is an alliance of:
Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC)
Social Enterprise Council of NSW and ACT (SECNA)
Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC)
South Australian Social Enterprise Council (SASEC)
Western Australia Social Enterprise Council (WASEC)
Social Enterprise Network of Northern Territory (Impact North)
Social Enterprise Network of Tasmania (emerging).
In each jurisdiction, these are the key peak bodies for the social enterprise community and represent an important and effective pathway for government consultation and coordination with the sector.
ASENA’s first action is preparing a submission to the Prime Minister’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce. The submission focuses on key foundational steps required at the national level to effectively define the scope and accelerate the depth of social enterprise’s impact in Australia. Victoria and Queensland have benefited from clear strategic direction and action plans to develop the social enterprise community and increase social procurement. The lack of a national strategy and substantial capital input leaves gaps and inconsistency for Victorians.
ASENA’s submission will be announced shortly.

Talk to your community

As part of #thegoodnessgap, we encourage you to use your voice on social media: Post a short video about your business, what impact you make, how C-19 has affected your business, and how are you embracing the new emerging opportunities.

Talk to us

As Victoria moves through different restrictions to manage and respond to the pandemic’s spread, it is important that we understand your situation so that we can represent your interests with clarity and conviction.

Please fill out this short survey to let us know the key issues you are facing and your concerns about what impact the pandemic will have on your business.

We are working with officials to design support measures to help the sector, but we need your help and we will be taking the key points raised in the survey to Government. We need to know how we can help you.