15 Social Enterprises to Support

In Melbourne

Do good and feel good by supporting these incredible not‑for‑profits and social enterprises that are on a mission to change the world!

Kenshi Candles
Kenshi Candles is all about taking action and making a real difference in the world. They donate over 50% of their profits to charities and worthy causes that help people in need such as Fare Share and Possible Dreams Foundation. All their candles are hand-poured in Melbourne by Chin refugees from Myanmar. Plus they smell really good too!

Free to Feed
Free to Feed is a social enterprise providing meaningful employment opportunities for asylum seekers in Australia. You can purchase their BRAVE MEALS to eat at home which are made by their talented chefs. The cuisine changes monthly and there’s always a vegan option to choose from. Big yes from us!

The Beautiful Bunch
Beautiful flowers by beautiful people… The Beautiful Bunch is a floral delivery service bringing joy through flowers. They provide training and employment to women from refugee backgrounds who create these spectacular bouquets. Send some beauty out into the world by ordering a bunch.

Sibling by Kinfolk
Sibling Cafe is a not‑for‑profit cafe that believes in eating well, for good. Each week they deliver food relief to vulnerable Victorians and also have an in‑house training program that supports volunteers from all walks of life. Go pick up a coffee or dine in to try their delicious vegan options, like this warm apple crumble porridge.

Beekeeper Parade
Beekeeper parade is using business to inspire change. They upcycle clothing and textile waste into durable and stylish backpacks and small goods. They then use some of the profits to fund places for children overseas to study English. Purchase a pack and support the planet.

For Change Co.
For Change Co is a social enterprise with the vision of eliminating youth homelessness in Australia. In addition to their own Hospitality Training Program, they partner with Launch Housing to provide sustainable housing solutions and a rent subsidy program for young people. Visit any of their cafes where 100% of profits are donated to this mission: Home.One in Brunswick and Home.Two in Parkville.

Curated with Conscience
Curated with Conscience is a purpose‑driven business aiming to normalise the practice of ethical procurement. They have a range of vegan gift boxes packed with products from talented Australian makers, social enterprises, and ethical brands doing good in the world. Show them some love and surprise a friend with a delivery.

‘Tastes good, does good’ ‑ that’s the motto at Streat. They believe everyone should get the opportunity to thrive and provide support and real work experience to hundreds of disadvantaged young people. Fresh food and coffee are their means, but stopping youth homelessness and disadvantage is their end. Go pick up a bite from their Cromwell St Cafe.

Go Kindly
Go Kindly is an Australian-made, ethically sourced pillow & bedding company with a social purpose. They provide meaningful employment for under‑represented women and donate 50% of their profits to supporting women experiencing homelessness and housing stress. A pillow for you, a bed for a woman in need.

The Little Social Cafe
The Little Social Cafe is a social enterprise cafe empowering young people to lead meaningful lives. They provide young people with hands-on mentoring in hospitality and life skills. Customers have the opportunity to sprinkle kindness into someone else’s day by purchasing a drink or snack for someone experiencing homelessness. Go visit their bespoke coffee bar and pay it forward.

Homie is a not‑for‑profit streetwear label on a mission is to support young people affected by homelessness or hardship. They offer eight‑month paid retail internships for disadvantaged youth and also run VIP days where young people can visit their store and shop for free. Check out their online store.

Conscious Step
Conscious Step thinks that doing good isn’t good enough. So they’re doing better. Not only does every sock purchase empower the causes you care about, but they’ve built a clean supply chain that protects the environment and ensures fair pay and safe conditions for their producers. An ordinary purchase but an extraordinary purpose.

Lentil As Anything
Lentil As Anything is more than just a delicious vegan restaurant. They have a daily changing menu where customers can pay‑as‑you‑feel: through a financial contribution or volunteering. There’s a seat for everyone at their table.

EcoPads is a social enterprise supporting women and girl’s education, empowerment, and environmental projects. For each pad purchased, a pad is donated to a girl that lacks access to sanitation. They stand for women’s health, choice, and pride. Better for you and better for the planet.

Mettle is a national gift delivery service employing women who are experiencing homelessness. They equip survivors of domestic and family violence with the skills, confidence, and financial security required to secure employment. Their products are organic, vegan friendly, and locally sourced, and are all packed with love.