Reflections from the SEWF ’22 Rural Gathering Report

A report which details ‘Reflections from the SEWF ’22 Rural Gathering’ was published on the 22nd of December 2022. Produced by ACRE, the report provides an overview of the Rural Gathering programmatic approach. It also includes a synthesis of approaches and insights generated during ‘deep dive’ discussions focused on these core themes:

  • Impact investments rural style: methods, models and mechanisms
  • First Nations practice: sharing and learning from Traditional Owners
  • Network entrepreneurship: the role of intermediaries and impact networks for collective action in rural
  • Tourism-led community initiatives and buy backs: solving local issues and creating catalytic impacts in rural communities

The 2022 Social Enterprise World Forum Rural Gathering presented an exciting opportunity to accelerate change for rural communities. Held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, the Rural Gathering took place in North East Victoria – a rural region that is a hot bed for social enterprise in Australia. From 2-5 October 2022, social enterprise practitioners, policy makers, and impact investors explored and unearthed ways to accelerate community-led rejuvenation opportunities for rural Australia and internationally.


Read the full report here.