FSG Social Enterprise
Social Enterprises are businesses based around social and community objectives, with any profits being reinvested back into the community – rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.
FSG Social Enterprises address social needs, strengthen communities, creates life enriching opportunities, enhance culture and protect the environment.
FSG is excited to operate several social enterprise initiatives. These initiatives form part of our Social, Training and Enterprise Partnerships Program (STEP) for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
FSG Eco Space
The FSG Eco Space is a sustainable living environment where people can come to fill their heart, mind and soul.
Eco Space is a place where families can come together to heal, a place where community connects and a place where individuals learn in a safe environment.
A space where we can all learn to live a life of sustainability, and have a future to hand on to the next generations!
At FSG Eco Space you will find:
- Coffee & Art Collective Shop
- Community Garden
- Art Workshops
- Run your own Workshop
- Bee Keeping, Permaculture and Tiny Houses
- AND MORE…
FSG Eco Space
FSG Eco Space
Tree Planting 101
FSG Eco Space
FSG Eco Space
Indigenous Arts & Sculpture Workshop
FSG Eco Space
The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym
The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym located in Browns Plains and is one of Australia’s only fully air-conditioned indoor rock climbing gyms with Walltopia climbing walls, and is all abilities friendly. The gym caters for all ability levels from beginners and children, to advanced climbers. With features that you won’t see in other gyms in South East Queensland, our indoor rock climbing gym boasts an abseiling tower, Rocktopia walls and a fully linked arch which allows for some great lead climbing!
With over 100 different pathways up the climbing wall, and over 30+ belay stations our facility is second to none when it comes to comfort and style in climbing. Every group will be safely and skilfully guided through a climbing and belaying demonstration, so that all participants can see the wonderful benefits of climbing including:
- Strength and flexibility
- Learning about teamwork
- Responsibility for safety
- Problem solving
- Helping develop the cognitive functions of the brain
Best thing is, climbing is not a gender specific sport so both boys and girls can compete on an even playing field.
To find out more information on The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym click here
The FSG Australia Green Shop stocks and sells a full range of environmentally friendly household cleaning and personal care products to the public. Best of all, any profits made through FSG Australia’s Green initiatives, contributes to improving and expanding the direct services and opportunities we provide.
The Green Shop stocks a range of:
- Cleaning tools
- Hygiene and personal care items
- Consumable and other household items
The Green Shop Products are:
- Australian owned and made
- Plant and mineral derived
- Free of caustic or toxic petro chemicals and fillers
- Highly concentrated and readily biodegradable
Please contact the Green Shop for any enquires/requests:
(07) 5588 7388 or [email protected]
FSG Studio is passionate about working with marginalised people in our community creating opportunities for people to explore new creative opportunities and learn skills in the music and pro audio industries. FSG Studio’s people bring many years of experience to recording, music production and pro audio projects.
Talk to us about your recording and audio needs and we can ensure your next project, or event, is a great success and an enjoyable experience. When you work with FSG Studio you know you are engaged with a social enterprise committed to ensuring all of our practices uphold the rights of all people to have choice and self-determination and believes strongly in a community that welcomes and connects to everyone.
Our studio and services include:
- Professional audio recording services at great prices
- Purpose built acoustically treated sounding space
- Music production
- Audio mixing and mastering
- PA hire and live sound production
- A social enterprise committed to working for freedom, social justice and growth for all people
FSG Australia’s Tropicana Nursery is set on 10 acres of lush bushland located in the Gold Coast Hinterland region and offers a selection of perennial and native plants for sale.
Tropicana Wholesale Nursery is a unique facility where people, who may never have otherwise had the opportunity, will be skilled, trained and employed in the horticulture industry, while maintaining a high quality nursery able to fully satisfy customer demand.
There are many opportunities for people who access FSG Australia at Tropicana Nursery:
- Obtaining skills in basic horticulture
- Visiting to enjoy the natural and serene surroundings
- Volunteering within the nursery in any areas of nursery work
- Students studying can fulfil placement requirements
Left School? Unemployed? Having trouble finding a job due to lack of work experience? Would you like to expand the skills you have and meet new people? The Rock-in-Design Program will provide positive and valuable work experince for you in the local community, opening more doors to opportunities for employment.
Rock In Design will provide the opportunity for unemployed people to engage with practical new skills in carpentry, design, business management and sales. Working alongside mentors, young people will connect with their peers and engage with businesses and industries across the Logan West Region of Queensland. As a self sustaining program, Rock-In-Design will create, up-cycle, build and re-model furniture and other products that will then be sold to customers from all over the State.
This program is ideal for people in Queensland who have left school, are unemployed and/or are having trouble finding a job due to a lack of work experience and would like to re-connect and expand their personal and vocational skill sets.
FSG Men’s Sheds
FSG Australia runs Men’s Sheds in local communities across South East Queensland and Northern NSW.
The Australian Men’s Sheds Association recognises a Men’s Shed as any community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. The major objective is to advance the health and well-being of their male members and to encourage social inclusion.
To join your local Men’s Shed Group or to purchase products made by our Men’s Shed in Palm Beach, please contact our head office.
FSG Indoor Plant Hire & Plant Care
FSG Australia’s Greenscape Services provides you with beautiful indoor plants, adding a bright touch of nature into your space with ongoing maintenance included. Not only do we offer competitive rates, but all profits go back into the community. We are the smart choice for all your plant needs!
From offices to restaurants and everything in between, we’ve got your plant needs and maintenance covered!
- We deliver the plants you select, grown at our FSG Tropicana Nursery
- We take care of all the maintenance, keeping your plants healthy and thriving.
- You enjoy all the benefits of beautiful well tendered plants, hassle free! Including increased productivity rates and reduction of electrical omissions from technology.
- All profits go back into the community, while your business creates a job opportunity for FSG volunteers!
Support a Sustainable Environment!
Get a FREE Quote by a Plant Consultant
M 0408 687 334
E [email protected]
FSG Retail Shops and Cafes
FSG Australia’s Retail Shops are retail outlets where donated items such as clothes, toys, books, DVDs and household bric-a-brac is sold to the public at competitive “op shop prices”.
Many of our Shops also double as a Cafes for shoppers to enjoy a cup of coffee while they shop. Our participants will be working in both the Shops and Cafes and will allow shoppers to see firsthand, the difference their business will be making to people’s lives.