Social Enterprise Strategy: Victoria State Government

The strategy identifies three key areas for action:

  1. Increasing impact and innovation
  2. Building business capacity and skills
  3. Improving market access

The introduction to the strategy recognises a specific role for social enterprise in rural areas:

Social enterprise can deliver outcomes effectively in remote, rural and disadvantaged areas. As community-driven responses to local issues, they improve the geographic spread of our prosperity across the state, complementing and enhancing the efforts of government.

It also references the role that the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE), along with other intermediary bodies plays in helping to incubate start-ups, and to support and promote a vibrant social enterprise culture and community across the State.

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