Social Change 101

FRRR is partnering with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund to deliver SSE’s Social Change 101 program in three regions that were impacted by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

While the fires were in 2009, communities are still recovering and need assistance towards community-strengthening and the creation of new opportunities for enterprise and economic and social renewal. Social Change 101 provides an opportunity for local change-makers to learn from their community’s leading business and social enterprise experts to gain the skills, knowledge and networks to bring their social enterprise idea to life for the broader benefit of their community.

The four-month program will equip 14 local change-makers with the skills and resources needed to establish and run successful social businesses, and make a great contribution to their community.

The first program will be held in the Alpine / Indigo region and kicked off with a community roundtable in November 2015 to introduce the initiative and build the support networks necessary to deliver the program and support the entrepreneurs and their ventures over the long-term. The 2016 Social Change 101 Alpine/Indigo Region Program will run from July – November 2016.

SSE brings a social enterprise and learning expertise to the Alpine region, with an intention of supporting an already vibrant social enterprise landscape being fostered by local community and key organisations in the region such as Into Our Hands Foundation, Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program and The Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE).

The Social Change 101 program is an input of resources and expertise but it is the local community that will provide the ecosystem of support for emerging social enterprises. Development of the social enterprise sector is a long term proposition and local partners are critical in building its sustainability over the long term.

There will be two further programs in fire-impacted regions in 2017. Locations will be determined by greatest demand and community engagement with the Social Change 101 program. Register your interest for a program in your area.


The application process is being managed by the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Please visit their website for more information.

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