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 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.
STEP intentionally creates pathways for people with a disability in skill development, training and employment. STEP recognises that all people want purposeful engagement in their daily lives, and the opportunity to contribute to their community.
STEP is the point of entry and foundation of all our Social Enterprises.
This FSG funded initiative offers occupational development through accredited and non-accredited training and provides practical workplace experience to build, practise and apply real industry skills through FSG social enterprise and community partnerships.
STEP acknowledges that some individuals with a disability are not seeking further training or employment; however, they still wish to engage in activities that positively contribute to the community. Matching individuals with similar interests and goals enables STEP to provide suitable opportunities within its Social Enterprises to meet this important need for people wanting ongoing skill development and personal self-fulfilment.
FSG Social Enterprises offer the opportunity for voluntary work placements and on-the-job training for adults with a disability registered with STEP. We are proud to be able to generate independent income which goes directly back into FSG to enhance existing programs and service the unmet needs of the community.
Visit our Social Enterprises page to find out about the several Social Enterprises FSG are proud to operate and how you can get involved.