ACRE’s partnership with Rural Councils Victoria to deliver 38 Understanding Social Enterprise workshops to rural and regional councils across Victoria has taken off. So far we have delivered the two day program to over 200 council staff, business and community leaders with plans to deliver another 15 this year and then again in 2019. If you or your council are interested in learning more or being involved get in touch with ACRE’s Program Manager Peter Sacco.

In the meantime Rural Councils Victoria have put together this excellent short video which captures the feedback of workshop participants thus far. Take a few moments to listen to what they have to say and how the program has helped increase their understanding about social enterprise.

‘I started out with some knowledge of my own however this workshop has significantly sharpened my understanding about social enterprise’.

Workshop Participant

‘This was a great program for small rural communities – I highly recommend it for all community organisations and entrepreneurs’. 

Workshop Participant

‘Arrived at the workshop with little knowledge of social enterprise. I now have a sound knowledge of the concepts and how it all works’.

Workshop Participant