Social Ventures in Regional Australia


Last year the Make a Change Team with the School for Social Entrepreneurs brought an intensives training Social Entrepreneur program to Central Victoria.   Six months on we are super proud to be sharing with you what has been happening for these social ventures.


Take a moment to be inspired with these good news stories about micro-business who have come up with unique, local based solutions that create employment, skill development, health, empowerment, and sustain volunteer involvement.

Bendigo Community Farmers Market 

“We are putting together policy and procedures and grown up stuff like that.”


Go and Grow Gardens “demand is growing … and we have employed a trainee part time.”



Eat Up

Eat Up provides lunch to school kids who wouldn’t otherwise have food, free of charge –

Since graduating Social Change 101 we’ve been very fortunate to further
strengthen our relationship with GO TAFE  allowing us to expand in to additional schools in Bendigo and Shepparton.

If anyone is keen to help, please contact Eat Up

Fabits is fat habits and how to survive them, creating a strong digital community has been key to getting traction for this business.  Visit Fabits blog, facebook and twitter to join the moderate eating movement.

Growing Change

Find more about Growing Change on Facebook.

Growing Abundance

GrowingAbundance has grown up enough to leave the home of Castlemaine Community House. CAKE Catering is now operating out of the Lot 19 kitchen, in 2015 there will also be food jams, workshops and of course, seasonal feasts.

At Make a Change we believe that change happens through three key elements:

1.Inspiration – to get going and keep going;

2. Skills – to know what to do an;

3. Support – to be able to keep going in good times and bad.  

We are excited to announce a one day Let’s Nut it Out symposium to in spring of 2015 in Central Victoria.   Behind the scenes we are preparing to bring you intensive training in Social Entrepreneur Training, bigger and better for 2016!  Please contact us if you would like to know more or get involved!