Social Enterprise

Social enterprises are businesses trading for social, environmental and/or cultural purposes and, as a business model, are gaining attention globally, particularly in the UK, Canada and the US where it is increasingly recognised that greater diversity of business models is needed to tackle current economic challenges.

Profit, or surplus, is generated but not distributed to members, owners or shareholders and is therefore available to develop the public benefit business further.

Parramatta City Council offers seed funding through the Social Enterprise category of our Community Grants program. In 2007 we established the three year Parramatta Social Enterprise Hub project to support the development and growth of the local social enterprise sector. This project was completed in June 2010 and our work is currently focused on incubating Social Enterprises Sydney, which was successful in receiving some funding from the NSW State Government in July 2011.

An independent appraisal of our Social Enterprise Program was completed in December 2011, and can be accessed here.

A 'resources' page has also been created bringing together a range of material for those interested in learning more about social enterprise.

Social Enterprise in Parramatta

Addventageous
Phone: 0430 130 670
Website: www.addventageous.com
Email: info@addvantageous.com 

Collaboratory
Address:
Phone: 1300 832 337
Website: www.collaboratory.com.au
Email: info@collaboratory.com.au

Community Migrant Resource Centre
Address: 4 /1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150
Phone: (02) 96879901
Website: https://www.cmrc.com.au
Email: nexhmije.shala@cmrc.com.au 

Darcy Street Project 
Address: Shop 4/71 George St (City Centre Car park) Parramatta 2150 
Phone: 0431 554 135 or 1300 824 324 
Website: http://www.darcystproject.com.au/ 
Email: info@darcystproject.com

Fair Go Driving School
Address: 4 /1 Horwood Place, Parramatta 2150
Phone: 96879901
Website: www.cmrc.com.au
Email: nexhmije.shala@cmrc.com.au

Fitted for work 
Address: Suits 37 and 38a, 70 Philip Street, Parramatta 2150 
Phone: (02) 9635 9909 
Website: http://www.fittedforwork.org/ 
Email: Sydney@fittedfirwork.org

Food 4 life 
Address:90a, Auburn Road, Auburn, NSW 2144 
Phone: 0409 020 686 
Website: www.foodforlife.cc 
Email: Harris_life@icloud.com

Information and Cultural Exchange
Address: 8 Victoria Rd Parramatta 2150
Phone: (02) 9897 5744 
Website: http://ice.org.au/ 
Email: info@ice.org.au

Open Local Ltd (Collaboratory)
Address: Level 2, 96 Phillip St, Parramatta 2150 
Phone:1300 832 337 
Website: http://www.collaboratory.com.au/ 
Email: hello@openlocal.org.au

Parramatta Clay and Arts
Address: Shop 5/10-14 Hunter Street Parramatta 2150 
Phone: 0415 414 589 
Website: http://parraclay.org/ 
Email: Parraclay@gmail.com

Taste Cultural Food Tours
No physical address
Phone:please contact Lesley for tour details 0417 206 323
Website: http://www.tastetours.com.au/ 
Email: lesley@tastetours.com.au

The Corner Store
Address: 10 Lawson Street, Ermington, 2115
Phone: 9898 1955
Website: http://riversidechurch.org.au/weekly-activities

Last updated on 25 Jul 2016