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Best Opportunities for Social Enterprises & Entrepreneurs (May)

We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult to stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what’s happening in the world of social impact.

The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy.

Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes and we’ll brief you on the best social enterprise opportunities happening right now!

If you’re passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.

For the month of May, here are the top opportunities to build your skills, knowledge, revenue and impact…

AMP Foundation Tomorrow Makers Program

AMP Foundation Tomorrow Makers Program provides grants of up to $20,000* to support individuals, partnerships, and organisations with innovative ideas that can make a real difference in the community. The program is more than just funding – successful applicants will also gain access to a series of immersive workshops, weekly digital modules, and ongoing support from industry experts and mentors. You’ll learn key skills such as business modelling, pitching, marketing, and more, while also having the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and build your network. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Apply now to bring your social impact ideas to life and join a community of visionary individuals working towards a better future. Applications close Monday, 15 May, 2:00 PM AEST.

ACU Co-Lab Circular Economy Incubator Series 2023

Presented by ACU Co-Lab and delivered by StartSomeGood, the Circular Economy Incubator Series 2023 is an eight-week, in-depth learning program designed to educate changemakers about the practical components of establishing or growing a business within the circular economy sector. The Circular Economy Incubator Series is 100% FREE and covers the essential ingredients of building a circular economy-focused business. Register today and get the confidence and skills you need to succeed with purpose, profit and impact. Weekly online workshops commence Wednesday, 10 May, 4:00 – 6:00 PM AEST.

SECNA Meetup #7: Grant Funding – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT (SECNA) May meetup will explore grant funding in depth and look at the good, the bad and the ugly side of it all. An all-star panel lineup including Amy Lyden (CEO at Westpac Foundation), Lucy Brotherton (Community Capacity Building Officer Social Investment at City of Parramatta), Matt Knopp (Associate at Paul Ramsay Foundation) and Anitra Morgana (Program Manager City Business at City of Sydney) will help you unpick the topic of grant funding and look at different sides of the topic. Register now to understand better the world of grants and how they can benefit your social enterprise. Meetup happening Thursday, 4 May, 6:00 – 8:30 PM AEST.

QSEC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) is excited to celebrate its tenth anniversary and hope you’ll join for a night of food, fun, and festivities. This is a special occasion that they’ve been eagerly planning for months! Join past presidents, sector founders, respected Aboriginal social enterprise business leaders and Walkely Award-winning journalist Nance Haxton as QSEC reflects on the past 10 years and looks forward to what’s to come. By joining the dinner, not only will you have a memorable night, but you’ll also be supporting local social enterprises that are making a positive impact on our community. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night, which is just around the corner, and tickets are almost sold out, so don’t wait – book today! Celebration happening Friday, 12 May, 6:00 – 10:00 PM AEST.

Social Enterprise Festival 2023

Organised by SECNA, the inaugural Social Enterprise Festival aims to bring large parts of the community into a family-friendly event to experience, learn about and buy from a broad range of social enterprises. Come along (it’s FREE!) for a day of excitement and discovery as you explore hundreds of social enterprises’ incredible products and services, learn about the latest trends and best practices in social enterprise and connect with like-minded individuals and organisations. The Festival’s happening Saturday, 27 May, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM AEST.

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