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Community Enterprise Initiative Workshop 2 - Toowoomba region #QSOCENT

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The second workshop is building on the foundations of workshop one and will look in more detail at the practical steps of developing and starting a social enterprise. The workshop is designed for participants who have an idea for starting a social enterprise and want to take more practical steps as well as for participants who want to learn more about the practicalities of social enterprise.

Past participants are encouraged to bring two other members from their organisation in attendance to help support and develop their ideas.  

Topics include:

- Finance options for starting a social enterprise 
- Lessons from the case studies, including different Social Enterprise models 
- Designing a social enterprise - moving from idea to thinking about purpose, governance, networks, finance and trading activity
- Brainstorming/workshopping ideas 

Wilsonton Heights Neighbourhood Centre - 16 Wine Dr, Wilsonton Heights QLD 4350
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023
Time: 9.30am-1.30pm (including lunch at Vanguard Laundry)

Proudly supported by Wilsonton Heights Neighbourhood Centre


Hosted by Community Praxis Co-op and Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative (NCEC), (with 50 years of combined experience in enterprise and cooperative work) and facilitated by Peter Westoby and others from NCEC.

Dr Peter Westoby is a Director and consultant at Community Praxis Co-op and leader and facilitator in community and social change work, as well as being an Honorary Associate Professor at Deakin University. 

​Peter has worked in youth, community and organisation development for 30+ years, within places such as South Africa, Uganda, Vanuatu, PNG, Nepal the Philippines and Australia and is the author of 15 books and over 60 professional journal articles on community development.

NCEC was established in 1998 by a group of people with disabilities who were long-term unemployed. They were assisted in this by their local neighbourhood center. The Co-op pioneered social procurement in Australia, with ground breaking grass-cutting contracts with Brisbane City Council and have been twice awarded ‘Best Australian Social Enterprise’. They are a founding member and previous Chair of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council in 2021/22, Australia’s first peak body for social enterprise. 

This Social Enterprise Sector Development Grant project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

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If you wish to speak to someone, you may contact Richard from NCEC - 0407633981 or Rachael from Community Praxis Co-op - 0434364771

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