Buy Local, Buy Social Guide

Buy Local, Buy Social

When you choose to buy from a social enterprise, you do good things for people, place and the planet.


Businesses can make a positive impact simply by choosing to buy products and services from social enterprises.

When you choose to buy products and services from a social enterprise, you’re choosing a business that does good for the planet and its people.

Our Buy Local Buy Social guide continues to grow… are you a social enterprise in the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne (incl. Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula)? Get in touch.

Doughing Nuts Donuts

March 27, 2024|0 Comments

Doughing Nuts Donuts Meet Doughing Nuts Donuts, a social enterprise working to create employment opportunities and provide proactive support and education for those with Autism and other intellectual hurdles. It is with this purpose in [...]

Down’s Estate Community Project

March 21, 2024|0 Comments

Down's Estate Community Project Meet Down’s Estate Community Project also known as the Down’s Community Farm in Seaford. Down’s Estate Community Project joined Frankston Social Enterprise Hub’s 100 hours in 100 days program. Taking part in [...]

  • Buy local, buy social at Baluk Arts

Baluk Arts

March 21, 2024|0 Comments

Baluk Arts Meet Baluk Arts an urban Aboriginal community arts centre making waves in the art world. Baluk arts are based in Mount Eliza, Victoria and supports artistic, career and audience development for artists [...]

Seasons Gourmet

December 14, 2023|0 Comments

Meet Seasons Gourmet a division of genU Business Enterprises, which is a social enterprise providing meaningful employment to people living with disability.   Seasons Gourmet range of artisan products are made on the Mornington Peninsula, [...]

  • Nairm Marr Djambana

Nairm Marr Djambana

March 3, 2023|0 Comments

Meet Nairm Marr  Djamabana, the local Aboriginal Gathering Place in Frankston which operates a catering social enterprise. Frankston Social Enterprise Hub has worked with Nairm Marr Djambana through our 100 hours in 100 days support program, [...]

Flo Landscapes

February 21, 2023|0 Comments

Meet Flo Landscapes With a flare for design and an eye for detail, Flo Landscapes delivers exceptional spaces and, in partnership with Street Peace, offer mentoring and job opportunities to at-risk youth on the Mornington [...]

Meet a local social enterprise

November 24, 2022|0 Comments

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub works with social enterprises to build their opportunities and capability. What is a social enterprise? A social enterprise is a business, for good. They trade like any other business, but exist [...]

What is social enterprise

What is a Social Enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that exist to make the world a better place. Through thousands of small acts, they are changing the game.

When you choose social enterprise, you’re choosing a business that does good for the planet and its people.

There are currently more than 3,500 social enterprises trading across metropolitan and regional Victoria employing an estimated 60,000 people and contributing $5.2 billion to the Victorian economy.

In Australia, there is currently no legal structure called ‘social enterprise’ but the Victorian Government defines social enterprise as organisations that:

  • are driven by a public or community cause, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic
  • derive most of their income from trade, not donations or grants
  • use the majority (at least 50%) of their profits to work towards their social mission.

Source: | Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector Report 2016