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Supporting Growth In Sustainable Social Enterprises

28 October 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1 million for social enterprises to expand their operations and deliver new solutions to environmental problems.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program.

The funding is in line with the Labor Government’s Back to Work Plan and will help established social enterprises create new jobs and training opportunities for young people, culturally diverse communities, people with disabilities, recent migrants, and other groups.

Organisations can apply for up to $200,000 of funding to scale up and ensure they are operating sustainably by using resources more efficiently, reducing waste to landfill, and increasing their use of renewable energy.

The Labor Government is helping all Victorians prepare and respond to climate change through TAKE2, our multi-sector climate change pledge program, launched earlier this year.

Victoria is home to Australia’s largest number of social enterprises with approximately 5,000 across the state, employing 75,000 Victorians – a rapidly growing sector.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re helping social enterprises grow their business and get more disadvantaged people into work, while also ensuring their operations are environmentally friendly.”

“Social enterprises build a fairer, stronger Victoria – bolstering the economy, the environment and our community across the state.”

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