Social Procurement in Regional Victoria

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Organisations across Australia are exploring innovative new approaches to achieving social objectives through social procurement. Buying from a social enterprise is one of the most effective ways of breaking the cycle of disadvantage and strengthening regional Australian communities.

Join Social Traders and partners: Victorian Government and VicRoads in this two hour event where you will get the chance to learn more about:

You’ll hear from a range of speakers across the industry with general information and examples of current social procurement deals.

Featured Topics:

  • Principles behind social enterprise and social procurement
  • Victorian Government's Social Procurement Framework, and its impact on local social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisations
  • Growing Regional Opportunities for Work (GROW) initiative bringing business, government and community organisations and individuals together to address and support disadvantage in areas of high unemployment
  • Social Traders and social enterprise certification to support the growth and impact of social enterprises, and to connect you to a network of Social Traders buyers members, who are looking to increase their social procurement spend in your local region


GIPPSLAND - Monday 18th March
18 - 20 Queens Parade, Traralgon VIC 3844
2 - 4:30pm
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WODONGA - Wednesday 20th March
Meeting Room - The Cube Wodonga
118 Hovel Street, Wodonga VIC 3690
2 - 4:30pm
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SHEPPARTON - Thursday 21st March
The Divided Room - The Connection Shepparton
7287 Midland Highway, Shepparton VIC 3630
9:30am - 12pm
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BENDIGO - Tuesday 26th March
Banquet Room - The Capital
50 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
2 - 4:30pm
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BALLARAT - Wednesday 27th March
The Mining Exchange
12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350
2 - 4:30pm
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GEELONG - Thursday 28th March
Newtown Event Centre
40 Read Street, Newtown VIC 3220
9:30am - 12pm
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Who Should Attend?

This event is ideal for anyone interested in finding out more about social enterprise and social procurement. It appeals to a wide audience, including:

  • Social enterprises
  • Victorian Government departments and agencies
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Local business with an interest in social procurement
  • Community organisations and not-for-profits
  • Local government / councils
  • Educational institutions
  • Corporate organisations with a regional presence and an interest in buying from social enterprise
  • Social Traders buyer members with a regional presence
  • Traditional land owners
  • and others...

Free Event - places are limited and all attendees must RSVP.

Light refreshments provided.


Enquiries For Social Procurement in Regional Victoria events:

Byron Preston - Event Manager, Social Traders

0409 180 626

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