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Tag : Spotlight


An Environmentally Turbo Charged Cup

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th March 2018 -  Rubber Cuppy co-founder Jessica Alice talks to Wendy Williams about having an impact on the environment from the first sip, in this month’s spotlight on social enterprise. Every


Putting the Shoe On the Other Foot

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  While at first glance a flip-flop may not seem the most useful footwear for Australia’s homeless population, the new Soul to Sole initiative is providing unexpected support for


A Recipe for Employment

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th October 2017 -  Scarf is doing more than dining, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise. Hospitality can transform lives. That is the premise behind Melbourne social


Eradicating the Silent Killer

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Two per cent of the population lives with viral hepatitis, but many are unaware until it’s too late, so a social enterprise is upskilling individuals and organisations to respond


Brewing a Message in a Can

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  Young female brewers and winemakers are producing all-natural alcoholic beverages with socially-conscious messages inscribed on the can. The Sparkke Change Beverage Company,


A Social Network for People With Disability

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  Described as Facebook for people with disability, an inclusive and accessible social network has launched with the aim of creating a global disability community. Dale Reardon launched


Art With Heart Empowers Disadvantaged

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  Disadvantaged artists, with experiences from homelessness to domestic violence to disability, have been given a platform to sell their work. Open Canvas is a social enterprise


A Fresh Start for Former Offenders

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Social enterprise Fruit2work creates second-chance jobs, hiring former offenders to pack and deliver fresh fruit to businesses around Melbourne. Statistics show that employment


A Social Enterprise Champion

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  Walter Villiagonzalo’s passionate support for migrants, refugees and his local community earned him the title of Social Enterprise Champion at the recent Social Enterprise


More Than Food

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  Food is known for bringing people together, but a social enterprise food tour company is going one step further, using international cuisine to build cross-cultural connections.


A Pun of Difference

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 16th November 2016 -  Social entrepreneur Alastair Pryor wants to engage young people in a conversation about mental illness and knows a pun can be the best way to spark a connection. Social enterprise


Home Safe Home

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 19th October 2016 -  Homelessness services and affordable housing are inextricably linked, but few organisations combine the two, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
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