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SEWF 2019 Australian Bursary Fund – NOW OPEN standard

If you have been championing the social enterprise sector in Australia, it doesn't matter where you're from, this could be a great opportunity for you! A chance to attend the Ethiopian Social Enterprise World Forum in October 2019. It's specifically for those committed to growing the sector to make it truly national. Check it out! # #socent #socialenterprise Philanthropy Australia are looking  for up to 20 current and emerging Australian social enterprise leaders to explore "local traditions and fresh perspectives" at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019, in Addis Ababa. The SEWF is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. It is the main platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating ...

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Are country kids being left behind? image

The Age 11 June 2019: 'We're in a bubble': Country kids left behind as education gap widens This article published in The Age, articulates exactly what ACRE is about - in an age where quality education should be so accessible rural kids are not getting the same opportunities as their city peers. ACRE exists to build a thriving rural Australia through igniting entrepreneurship in young people and their communities and we are always looking for collaborators that care about the education of country ...

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Funding Announcement for Business Incubator in Beechworth – a first for Regional Victoria! image

Entrepreneurs, innovators and start up businesses from across North East Victoria and Southern NSW are set to benefit after ACRE was awarded a federal government grant of $491,000 to establish a business incubator as part of the government’s $23 million Incubator Support initiative. Breakout Accelerator is a partnership between ACRE and SecondMuse which is a collaboration agency focused on high-impact ecosystem incubation. Centred around the creation of a new incubator at the Old Beechworth Goal, ACRE’s Breakout Accelerator program is designed to leverage regional, national and international networks in order to open up and introduce regional and rural startup entrepreneurs to the broad innovation ecosystem. The funding was announced by Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology with the ACRE project ...

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How do you make the change that you want to see in the world? video

Join the Beechworth Festival of Change from 1st - 4th April and build skills, networks and ideas to help create positive social and environmental change. A full program of events taking place across different venues in Beechworth with many of these filling up fast. Sign up, be inspired, learn new skills, create connections, make the change! As part of the program of events CEO and founder of ACRE will share the inspiring tale of the transformation of the Old Beechworth Gaol as part of the Community Asset Ownership Walking Tour: When: ​ 3:45–4:45pm Wednesday 3 April, Old Beechworth Gaol. The walking tour is free with your Festival Pass, but bookings required: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-asset-ownership-w… The community asset ownership walking tour will take participants on a guided tour of ...

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Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray standard

ACRE was one of eight case studies showcased by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership this week. The partnership, keen to showcase some of these national and international digital success stories was a way to inspire others in, and to our region including ACRE's project with the Towong Shire. All of the case studies highlight how people in Ovens Murray are using technology to facilitate community connections, enable work-life balance and provide economic and social benefit through jobs, training and improved services. Take a few moments to hear about all the case studies and learn more about ACRE's project in the Towong Shire. https://youtu.be/JcLwTKo7lAM Digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ovens Murray https://youtu.be/Gu8FDBQuvZc ACRE Program Manager, Peter Sacco talking about how tech reality offers start-up ...

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ACRE are proud to be partnering with Social Traders in the ‘Social Procurement in Regional Victoria’ series - an event that provides you with the basic principles of social procurement and the impact its growth can have in the region. Join us in Wodonga on Wednesday 20 March 2019 to learn more about how the recent growth in social procurement in Victoria provides significant opportunities to local social enterprises and indigenous businesses as business and government are looking to increase their procurement spend to generate positive community impact. Featured topics of this event include: Principles behind social enterprise and social procurementVictorian government’s Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on Gippsland’s social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisationsGrowing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW Gippsland) initiative ...

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