Rural entrepreneurs invited to apply for social enterprise packages | Weekly farm


Rural and regional entrepreneurs and business leaders are encouraged to apply for a $ 5,000 lump sum to help them start their social enterprise journey.

In celebration of National Agriculture Day, Food industry Westpac team up with Westpac Foundation provide 10 leaders passionate about creating positive change in their rural and regional communities the opportunity to attend the 2022 Global Social Enterprise Forum (Rural) and access a package of support for building the capacity of a value of $ 5,000.

The package includes:

  • 1 ticket for the 3-day SEWF Rural Forum organized by the Australian Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Beechworth Victoria, including accommodation and $ 500 travel funding (first week of October 2022).
  • 1 digital ticket for the Social Enterprise World Forum 2022 in Brisbane (September 27-29, 2022).
  • 2 x 1 hour Westpac Davidson Institute financial education sessions for advice on money matters, including maximizing profits, savings or cash flow.
  • 4 month virtual group leadership program with the Westpac Foundation.
  • Resilience workshop and online wellness course by the Institute of the Black Dog.

The Westpac Foundation is a major partner of the World Social Enterprise Forum 2022 (SEWF), which is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment.

The Rural Forum, a highlight of the calendar of major events, is specifically focused on promoting entrepreneurship in local communities and the unique challenges faced by those who live outside of metropolitan areas.

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Designed by and for social enterprises, the Rural Forum will feature fireside discussions, panels and discussions with live Q&A, expert-led masterclasses, partner sessions, networking and a market offering participants the opportunity to connect, learn and be inspired.

Applications close on January 28, 2022. Application forms are available here.

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