Building businesses to create jobs and change lives.
It’s our mission to mainstream jobs-focused social enterprise. We want to see these businesses in every community across Australia, so that every individual can access meaningful and full award wage employment.
To help fast-track this we’re building large-scale jobs-focused social enterprises. We have a dedicated team of seasoned social entrepreneurs experienced in taking a business concept from ideation to maturity.
Our portfolio of start-ups is varied. However there is two consistent key elements we focus on in every enterprise we create – an untapped market opportunity, and the skills and needs of individuals who are often overlooked by the mainstream jobs market.
Learn more about our start-ups below.
Founded in 2020, Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) is a unique data services provider harnessing the exceptional talents of young autistic adults to deliver onshore data services to some of Australia’s largest corporate organisations and government departments. With offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns, ASA is one of the fastest growing social enterprises in Australia, employing more than 100 individuals, 80% of whom are neurodiverse.Visit ASA website
Civik People is a non-profit social enterprise that helps refugees and humanitarian entrants secure sustainable employment across a range of sectors. The team's approach is two-fold. Firstly, they provide new Australians with the support and training they need to adjust to the Australian workplace and reach their career goals. And secondly they deliver customised recruitment and workforce management services to large employers, giving them greater access to diverse talent, better retention rates and increased productivity.
Civik, our newest jobs-focused social enterprise start-up, has a bold goal to create 250 jobs for people who face barriers to work, while helping to solve labour shortages facing the telecommunications industry. This people-centred organisation will train and employ individuals in regional communities, giving them the skills and confidence to pursue careers in construction, engineering and telecommunications. Currently based in Cairns, Civik will begin its expansion down the East Coast in 2024/2025.
Beacon Laundry opens in early 2024. Based in Bangalow this social enterprise laundry’s primary goal is to create jobs and employment pathways for disadvantaged individuals in the Northern Rivers region. With a history of transformative job creation and community building through commercial laundry services, we’re really excited to see this venture come to life.
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1/309 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
PO Box 590, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Cairns Jobs Hub
Level 1/61 Abbott Street
Cairns City QLD 4870
Social Enterprise District
– Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Road
Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
White Box is always on the lookout for people that have social enterprise in their blood. We don’t have any positions open at the moment but we are always recruiting. Find out more.
Acknowledgement of Country
We are proud to work with social enterprises all over Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the land we work and live on, recognising that Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to the First People of this country, their culture and Elders past, present and emerging.