Let’s not beat around the bush. Here are the best social enterprise opportunities happening right now. If you’re passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, these scholarships, funding rounds, capacity-building programs, podcast series and exposure opportunities will be right up your alley and a perfect way to build your skills, knowledge, credibility and confidence…

Good Hustle Scholarships

The Good Hustle program is for early-stage founders with innovative ideas or approaches to make progress on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If you are ready to level up, be your own boss, live a values-aligned life, and hustle for good, this is the program for you. Applications close 13 March.

All Good Ventures exists to help launch new social enterprises. Apply to become an All Good Venture and get seed funding, access to a year-long mentoring programme, and hands-on support with the million and one jobs that will inevitably crop up in your first year of business. It doesn’t get much better than that! Applications close 31 March.


emerge is a fully subsidised program supported by the Social Enterprise Sector Development Grants and run by the social enterprise experts at StartSomeGood. This fantastic and FREE state-wide program give you the community, wisdom and roadmap to create a launch-ready social enterprise. Applications close 16 April.

Social Enterprise Festival 2023 – EOIs

Organised by SECNA (Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT) and held on Saturday 23 May, the inaugural Social Enterprise Festival aims at bring large parts of the community into a family-friendly event to experience and buy from a broad range of social enterprises. If you’d like to get involved – whether as a sponsor, stallholder or vendor, entertainer, workshop facilitator, or as part of the organising committee members – submit an Expression of Interest today! EOIs close 30 April.

Getting it Right is a new and exciting Jobsbank Australia podcast that’s all about hiring, buying and working with purpose. Produced by Deadset Studios and hosted by former Socceroos captain Craig Foster, you’ll hear from industry leaders who’ve gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for those who need them – and you’ll hear from the people who took those opportunities and ran with them. You’ll also learn how to create social impact through your supply chain from people who’ve been involved in the process. Learn more and listen for free today.

Social enterprise is still a bit of a best-kept secret. If we’re going to reach beyond the social enterprise ‘bubble’ we need to work collectively – we need to speak in the same voice at the same time. The Social Enterprise Marketing Playbook gives us the tools we need to collectively raise the profile of the entire social enterprise sector. It includes copy about the social enterprise sector that we can all use so we’re describing the sector in the same way in one voice, social media graphics and a new video. Download and start using the Playbook today – it’s everything you need to collectively raise the profile of your organisation, as well as the entire social enterprise sector.

Opportunities for Impact: 6 of the Best