Bringing new life and business to the ‘Nanny’ pub
WHY – THE NEED
In 2018 the Nandaly Community Hotel Committee were looking for a potential new business model for their local pub and meeting point, the Nandaly Hotel, which had been closed for six months due to very difficult and unforeseen circumstances.
HOW – THE APPROACH
Joseph Brady and Terry Kiley from the Committee joined an ‘Understanding Social Enterprise’ program that was hosted by the Buloke Shire In Wycheproof. After two days of learning about social enterprise with ACRE and exploring how it can be used as a vehicle for economic and social growth in rural communities, Joseph and Terry began a journey to bring the ‘Nanny’ pub back to life.
The pair used their newfound knowledge and connections with the Economic Development team at Buloke Shire Council to generate interest from and galvanise the community who, in a town of just 45 people,raised the funds needed and set up a social enterprise to run the pub as a non-profit distributing co-operative where all profits are returned straight to the operational costs of the hotel.
The Nandaly Community Hotel now benefits from a willing and motivated group of people with real interest in ensuring this community hub is a thriving and vibrant place for locals and tourists alike.