Blog

May 14, 2024
Fed Budget: $22M for jobs focused social enterprise
The Federal Budget represents a turning point for social enterprises in Australia after the government unveiled a new $21.9 million employment initiative.
April 17, 2024
First year of Financial Wellbeing Program delivers promising results
A financial wellbeing program created for, and with, jobs-focused social enterprises is delivering incredible returns for employees – giving them the confidence and skills to better manage their money.
April 10, 2024
Beacon Laundry officially opens
Today a new social enterprise commercial laundry, Beacon Laundry, created by White Box Enterprises has officially opened its doors in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, creating life changing employment for 60 local individuals.  
March 8, 2024
White Box takes the reins of historic WW2 site in Brisbane’s Inner South
Witton Barracks, a historic World War II site in Brisbane’s inner south, will open its doors after 13 years, reimagined as a community and social enterprise hub.
February 23, 2024
Could you see your social enterprise in Queensland?
Together with a few key partners, we're determined to grow the jobs-focused social enterprise community in Queensland. Are you up for an interstate expansion?
February 13, 2024
$1.8M property acquisition unlocks CERES’ capacity for growth
CERES’ expansion in Brunswick East is a great story of the social enterprise sector coming together to unlock further potential of one of the longest standing sustainability-focused social enterprises in Australia.
November 27, 2023
PBO Trial exceeds expectations in its first year
White Box Enterprises has released its first year independent evaluation of the Payment By Outcomes Trial for social enterprise in collaboration with Centre for Social Impact Swinburne.
November 22, 2023
News alert: Philanthropy Australia spotlights White Box
Philanthropy Australia shines a light on the work of White Box and Australian Spatial Analytics.
November 22, 2023
Media alert: Beacon Laundry x Startup Daily
CEO Luke Terry talks to Startup Daily about the capital raise for White Box's next social enterprise start-up Beacon Laundry.
November 18, 2023
Media alert: Beacon Laundry x AFR
CEO Luke Terry talks to Tess Bennett from the AFR about White Box's next social enterprise start-up Beacon Laundry.
August 23, 2023
New social enterprise Civik launches in Cairns
Civik, a new social enterprise incubated by White Box Enterprises, has officially launched in Cairns with a bold goal to create 250 jobs for people who face barriers to employment, all while addressing the labour shortages facing the telecommunications industry.
August 2, 2023
New data reveals individuals earn more and stay employed longer in a social enterprise
According to a new report commissioned by White Box, social enterprise outperforms Disability Employment Services (DES) on retention, individual earnings and cost savings to government.
July 27, 2023
From little things big things grow
One of White Box's first employees, Angharad Lubbock, reflects on the evolution of the Payment By Outcomes Trial and her journey with the organisation. 
June 7, 2023
Building resilience for greater impact
New networks, clearer business planning, and investment readiness strategies are all outcomes of White Box's Strong and Sustainable Program which 12 social enterprises and First Nations businesses have just completed.
May 12, 2023
A trip to Far North Queensland to listen and learn
This week White Box hosted a group of supporting partners on a trip to FNQ to meet local First Nations businesses and learn more about the challenges and opportunities they're facing.