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Social Enterprise Festival 2024

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The Social Enterprise Festival returns in 2024!

The Social Enterprise Festival is back, bringing together 70+ NSW and ACT social enterprises with 1,000+ conscious consumers and members of the public on Saturday 3 August at UTS.

The Festival is a free, family-friendly event where you can learn more about social enterprises, get hands on with a range of market stalls and workshops, and connect with like-minded individuals and organisations.

Experience the largest market for social enterprise products and services in NSW and ACT, including ethical goods and services, artisan products and delicious food and beverages.

Hear from social enterprise leaders, experts and supporters discussing the state of play in the social enterprise movement and igniting critical discussions around the role of consumers and social enterprises in building a fairer economy and society.

Join hands-on activations and engaging workshops that are designed to educate and inspire, from a cooking demonstration, to a yoga movement workshop, to green cleaning to learning CPR and many more.

Ticket information 

Free entry. Register to secure your ticket. Donations are appreciated to help bring the festival to life.

What to expect

At this year's Social Enterprise Festival you will be able to sample products, purchase gifts, talk to and learn from dozens of social enterprises, all in the one spot. Festival attendees can know that every purchase made is helping to create a positive social or environmental impact. 

Through thousands of small acts, social enterprises and the people that buy their products and services can change the game - it’s a switch for good.

Market Stalls:

Discover a wide range of products and services from over 30 social enterprises including:

  • OzHarvest Ventures
  • The Bread & Butter Project
  • Banksia Academy
  • Green Connect
  • and much more

Workshops and Activations: 

Participate in hands-on workshops designed to educate and inspire. Register separately to attend a workshop:

  1. All day (10am – 3pm) THE RECONNECT PROJECT – Phone Repair Station (no registration required)
  2. 10:00am – 10:45am COLLECTIVE LEISURE – Yoga/Movement Session
  3. 10:00am- 10:45am RENEWY LIVING – Green Cleaning Workshop
  4. 10:30am – 11:30am REVERSE GARBAGE – Repair and Stitch Workshop
  5. 10:45am – 11:45am CPR KIDS – CPR and Choking Workshop
  6. 11:00am- 11:45am RENEWY LIVING – Green Cleaning Workshop
  7. 11.00am - 11.45am JOY OF GIVING - Pre-Loved Toy Workshop: Play, Learn, Swap
  8. 11:00am – 11:50am COMMUNITY FLOWER STUDIO – Mindfulness Botanical Painting Workshop
  9. 12:00pm – 1:00pm CPR KIDS – CPR and Choking Workshop
  10. 12:00pm – 12:45pm RACHA SYRIAN KITCHEN – Cooking Demonstration
  11. 12:00pm – 12:50pm COMMUNITY FLOWER STUDIO – Mindfulness Botanical Painting Workshop
  12. 1:00pm- 1:45pm RENEWY LIVING – Green Cleaning Workshop
  13. 1:00pm – 1:50pm COMMUNITY FLOWER STUDIO – Mindfulness Botanical Painting Workshop
  14. 1.00pm - 2.00pm AURORAZ SOULFUL GIFTS - Bag Decorating Workshop for Kids
  15. 1:15pm – 2:00pm SING HIGH SING LOW – Singing Workshop
  16. 2:00pm – 3:00pm VELOCITY EMPOWERMENT – Empowering Organisations Against Gender-Based Violence Workshop
  17. 2:00pm – 3:00pm CPR KIDS – CPR and Choking Workshop
  18. 2:00pm – 2:50pm COMMUNITY FLOWER STUDIO – Mindfulness Botanical Painting Workshop

      Inspiring Speakers: 

      Hear from leading social enterprise thought leaders, experts, and supporters discussing the current state and future of the social enterprise movement, as well as social enterprises' Big Ideas for helping people and the planet. Speakers include:

      • Adam McCurdie, Humanitix
      • Kylie Flament, SECNA
      • Tom Dawkins, StartSomeGood
      • Jessica Mendoza-Roth, Social Impact Hub
      • And many more

      Head to our website for the full details on our workshops, stallholders and speakers. 

      About The Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT (SECNA)

      SECNA is the sector-led peak body representing the interests of social enterprises and entrepreneurs in NSW and ACT.

      A not-for-profit organisation, SECNA exists to grow and connect the social enterprise sector, to advocate for social enterprises through policy change, and to secure greater investment in social enterprise.

      Social enterprises are business that put people and planet first. They trade like any other business but exist specifically to make the world a better place.

      Festival Sponsors 

      SECNA is grateful for the generosity of the 2024 Social Enterprise Festival key sponsors, City of Sydney, UTS Business School, media sponsors GoodChat, supporters South EveleighWestpac Foundation, ACRE and champions Leadership Space and Humanitix.

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      See you at the Festival!

      The SECNA Team

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