Recently Yarnteen entered into a partnership with Social Ventures Australia (SVA) to assist Indigenous Community Organisations develop social enterprises. Funding has been provided by the Allco Foundation.
SVA is an independent non-profit organisation established in 2002 to assist and support social enterprises in achieving sustainable social change. Its focus areas are Youth, Indigenous community building, Ageing, Employment and Environment.
Social Enterprise is a business; it needs to operate as sound business to provide the benefits which they are established for and to be sustainable in the future. The creation of wealth and opportunity for community benefit can only be done through sound commercial practices.
Through this partnership Yarnteen has setup “The Yarnteen Indigenous Social Enterprise Hub”. The program will be conducted as a pilot for the first 12 months and expanded from there.