Social enterprise is a tool for communities to use to achieve positive social, environmental, cultural or local economic outcomes.
Some great local examples include Cultivate Christchurch, Trees For Canterbury and Kilmarnock Enterprises.
The Department of Internal Affairs states a social enterprise must:
The Christchurch City Council supports social enterprises by:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Organisation||What they do|
|The Social Enterprise Institute(external link)||Offers training and advisory services to enable not-for-profit organisations to become more financially independent and sustainable whilst retaining their values and a commitment to social, environmental, economic and cultural outcomes|
|Akina(external link)||Supports social enterprises to grow and increase their impact, offers a range of workshops, tools, networks and services to help boost social entrepreneurs|
|Whare Aki(external link)||Hosted by Akina, provides resources, a community discussion forum and a simple question and answer section to empower social entrepreneurs|
|Business Mentors(external link)||Community and business mentoring and support|
|The Ministry of Awesome(external link)||Supports early-stage entrepreneurs with ideas for projects, events, start-ups and social enterprises to turn their ideas into reality|
|ChristchurchNZ(external link)||Has staff and resources available to help with business advice and mentoring for social enterprise start-ups and social innovators needing ways to financially sustain their efforts|
The Council, in collaboration with the Social Enterprise Institute, launched a booklet about the history of local enterprises at the Christchurch-hosted Social Enterprise World Forum in 2017.