Supporting you to scale and grow your enterprise.
With over 12,000 social enterprises in Australia, contributing $21 billion to our economy each year and employing more than 200K individuals (the same as the mining industry) – we’re determined to see this movement grow. Particularly jobs-focused social enterprise.
We have a team of finance, property, and advisory experts on hand to help small and large social enterprises and First Nations businesses scale and grow. If you have a business need, we’re here to help.
Whether you’re at the ideation stage or looking for strategic guidance to grow and expand your operations and impact, our advisory team is here to help you pursue your vision for impact.
Our team’s expertise runs deep in the sector and includes financial modelling, business coaching, operational planning, strategic planning, business planning, impact measurement and beneficiary pathways planning. We have walked side-by-side with over 40 social enterprises, tailoring our services to meet their needs.
Property for jobs-focused social enterprise is more than just a place to trade. It’s where jobs are created, communities are built, and lives are changed. Finding the right location, on the right terms, gives you and the individuals you support, stability and the chance to grow. But it’s not an easy feat. This is where we can help.
We’re experts in tapping into the property market and finding unused or vacant commercial property and repurposing it for jobs-focused social enterprise. We work with government, community groups, landlords and corporate Australia to find properties; impact investors and philanthropy to help finance it; and, then you, to shape the terms so it’s affordable and aligned to your strategic priorities.
The right finance can be transformative when you are scaling your social enterprise. There are a range of creative options beyond traditional equity or bank debt. Our aim is to help you access the best option for you.
Since 2020 our finance team has raised over $21M in grant and debt for jobs-focused social enterprise. Whether it’s raising finance to help an enterprise purchase a property or complete a property fit-out, or assisting them in securing a working capital loan, our services are diverse and tailored to the needs of your organisation.
We recognise the importance of Indigenous owned and led business. We have an experienced First Nations-focused team ready to work in close collaboration with you to develop and strengthen your business.
Whether you’re in the discovery, start-up or growth phase, or you’re recovering from some turbulent times, we’re here to help. Our end goal is simple – we want to see more First Nations jobs-focused businesses succeed so there are more meaningful, sustained employment and career pathways available for First Nations people.
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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.