Identifying as a social benefit provider – where to start

A social benefit provider is an organisation that has a social purpose or mission at the core of their operations. GROW Gippsland encourages the act of Social Procurement which occurs when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services, or construction being procured by engaging with social benefit providers.

GROW Gippsland - Small Business Discussion Group
GROW Gippsland – Small Business Discussion Group

Social benefit providers that identify as suppliers may be interested in identifying with a Social Benefit Supplier status via these platforms: 

  • Social Traders: To be acknowledged as a business that supplies services, products and social impact to government and business buyer members, become certified here
  • Kinaway: Register yourself to Kinaway if your business is at least 50% Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander owned, is located in Victoria and is undertaking commercial activity. 
  • Supply Nation: Over 1900 verified Indigenous businesses connect with corporate, government and not-for-profit members in every state and territory. Register here.
  • BuyAbility: Does your business provide supportive employment opportunities to people with moderate to severe disability? BuyAbility connects disability enterprises with businesses across Australia. Join here

Remember to also register your business on Gippsland Business Connect, ICN and GROW Gippsland’s Regional Procurement Platform – VendorPanel Marketplace