immerse your students into the world of social enterprise 

3 Social Enterprises | 3 Social Causes | 3 Founder Stories | 3 Innovative Business Ideas

Everyone can make a difference if they are passionate enough. Join us on a social enterprise tour for an exciting and engaging way to introduce and expose your students to social businesses.

Whether your students are studying Business, Humanities or VCAL, this tour will inspire your students and encourage them to apply a critical lens to the role of business in the commnuity.

Discover, meet and experience some of Melbourne’s most exciting social enterprises.

A ‘social enterprise’ uses the power of business to tackle social problems and improve people’s lives or the environment.

It’s basically a business with purpose at heart.


Length 3.5 hours | Ages 13-18 | Tour through Fitzroy and Collingwood | 

Runs Tuesday and Thursday | Cost $50 per person including lunch at a social enterprise


The social enterprise walking tour is an innovative community-based excursion that explores the potential for different social purposes, compares business models and draws a critical lens on social impact to communities. Through the diversity of multiple social enterprise students are exposed to a range of enterprising and personal skills.

inspire an act local think global menality

Be inspired by the variety and diversity of social enterprises we visit

Compare multiple business models

Increase participation through an immersive learning experience

Develop students enterprise skills

Relate to the young social entrepreneurs and their journey


Increase students community awareness

Inspire community participation

Apply a critical lens to the social impact generated

Build social responsibility awareness

“Very inspired with all the Social Enterprises we visited today. To learn about the whole story, about failures and success, the journey, for young people to realise these things can happen if they have commitment, passion and endurance, and questioning their why. It might be that big idea that comes from this group of kids through this experience.” 

Brian Crook

Trinity College Colac

Social Enterprise Tours

Visit a range of enterprises and the people and stories behind them. It is an immersive and conversational learning experience.

Social Enterprise Workshops

Launchpad takes individuals on a journey of self-discovery, diving deeply into who they are, what they care about, and how their ideas can make a positive impact on a local or global scale.

Youth for Causes

Youth for Causes is catalyst to ignite social entrepreneurship, community leadership and social and environmental responsibility amongst your school community.


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