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Who are social benefit suppliers?

Social benefit suppliers are organisations which have a social purpose or mission at the core of their operations, they are often owned or managed by disadvantaged groups. For example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses can be considered social benefit suppliers.

Social enterprises are another example of social benefit suppliers. Social enterprises are:

Organisations led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental purpose consistent with a public or community benefit, social enterprises reinvest the majority of any profit or surplus into the fulfilment of their purpose.

Use these resources to understand the social benefit supplier market:

  • Visit Social Traders to use their ‘Connect’ service, which links certified social enterprises with procurement opportunities.
  • Social Ventures Australia works with social investment, venture philanthropy and the community sector.
  • Use the membership list and information at the Queensland Social Enterprise Council. They support the development of a vibrant, innovative and capable social enterprise sector in Queensland. 
  • Check the interactive map of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) created by Buyability.
  • Check the articles and membership list at Supply Nation. They aim to bring together corporate and government organisations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses across Australia
  • Use the Black Business Finder that links Queensland based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses with procurement opportunities.
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