Understanding Social Enterprise | Hepburn Shire

People, planet, and profit – the three elements at the heart of all social enterprises.  But how can social enterprise be used as a driver for economic and community development?

Over 2 days, you will be introduced to the objectives, purpose and practice of social enterprise in rural communities.


Daylesford, Hepburn Shire


5 & 6 September 2019


9am - 4pm


2 days


Donna Petrie




+61 (0) 357 282 916


Fully Funded

You will share the space with other cross-sector leaders to work together to activate social enterprise as a successful business model in your community.


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Why attend this programme? 

  • Learn about the values and purpose of social enterprise and its context in relation to community and economic development
  • Connect with others in your local area, including leaders and founders, to deepen your understanding of the realities of running a social enterprise
  • Explore the role you can play to activate social enterprise in your community

  • Learn legal structures of social enterprises and identify sources of finance and support available


Who is it for?

This practical and innovative program is designed for anyone interested in learning about social enterprise and the potential benefits and issues it may present to your organisation, network or community.

This program is brought to you by Rural Councils  Victoria; an organisation representing Victoria’s 38 rural councils whose role is supporting and promoting sustainable, liveable, prosperous rural communities.


Fully funded

Fully Funded through Rural Councils Victoria & Hepburn Shire Council