We believe in a better future

 

A future where enterprises contribute to making NZ a better place, for our people and environment. That's what we call social enterprise*

 
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The programme runs for three years, and will cover the following work streams:

Engaging with the Social Enterprise Sector

Facilitating Access to


Finance

Developing
Capability

Unlocking Access to Markets

 
 

HAVE YOUR SAY

What does the social enterprise sector need the most?

Learn more about
social enterprise

 
 

Social enterprises are purpose-driven organisations that trade to deliver social and/or environmental impact.

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Social enterprises take many forms and span between charities and for-profit enterprise on the business spectrum. They use a business model as a tool to solve social, environmental and economic problems.

In the absence of a formal legal definition, Ākina uses the following three key areas to define what is a social enterprise:

  • That the social, cultural and/or environmental mission provides a public or community benefit and that is the primary purpose of organisation;
  • That the majority of income is from trading a good or a service;
  • That the majority of either expenditure or profit is spent in the fulfilment of the purpose of the organisation.
 

Engage with
The Impact Initiative

Here are some of the ways that you can get involved.

 
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Forms

 

Upcoming
events

 
 

MORE ON THE IMPACT INITIATIVE

 

The Impact Initiative is your opportunity to engage with the Social Enterprise Sector Development Programme, which is a partnership between the Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the New Zealand Government, and the Ākina Foundation. The programme is delivered with support from the Community Enterprise Network Trust (CENT). For more information, visit the FAQ page.