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Volunteers for a Start a Social Enterprise or Community Project Pilot Program

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Volunteers/Participants Interested in starting a Community project, Social enterprise or business

  • Do you have an idea for a social enterprise?
  • Or an idea for a business that will help your community?
  • Do you see a problem in your community you want to solve?
  • Or have a community project you'd like to get off the ground?

Join this pilot program which supports community minded people to explore community-led project ideas for social enterprises or businesses or community projects that will make a difference to your community. This pilot program is funded by the Victorian government to help build stronger communities and build the capacity of volunteers to lead change in their communities.

Explore turning your passions, problems and ideas into a community project, social enterprise or business. Connect, build skills and shape the future of your community, while exploring new career pathways.

The Women’s Enterprise and Community projects (WEC) Program will help you get started on leading change in your community. Anyone can apply to be part of this program but the community projects, social enterprises and businesses explored as part of this program must be inclusive of women and help promote equality in the community.

As part of this program you will need to commit to:

  • Attending an Information and Idea session (to see if this program is right for you)
  • A 12 week program which helps you to explore community led projects or social enterprises or businesses that makes a difference to your community
  • Attending 6 x 2.5 hr fortnightly workshops
  • The program will run from March to June 2022
  • Working with and meeting up with mentors regularly
  • Attending the graduation ceremony and pitch event at a festival celebrating women

There are only 15 places available in this program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Women’ Health Economic and Inclusion (WHEI) Project, is a community led, collaborative and holistic project which was voted for by the public and funded by the state government of Victoria. It is a fully subsidised series of programs aimed at encouraging people to become active participants and make a difference in their community.