15 Social Enterprises to Support
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 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!
Darcy St. Project
Darcy St. Project will give you something to smile about. Every week they give hundreds of meals away to several shelters, food pantries, and charities across Sydney. They also provide hospitality training to those who may be homeless, unemployed, or socially excluded, so that they are empowered to make these meals. Visit their cafe in Macquarie Park or their CBD Espresso Bar.
Two Good Co.
Two Good Co. really are too good. For every meal purchased, they give an identical one to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors. They also hire women from the shelters to make these meals and provide them training to help them secure long-term employment. Make an order, make a difference. It’s that easy.
Heart Cafe, Bondi
“Real food, great coffee, with love” ‑ that’s the motto at Heart Cafe. They not only serve delicious, high‑quality coffee and healthy food (with scrumptious vegan options) but return hope to the lives of unemployed young people by supporting them into paid hospitality traineeships. It doesn’t get better than that!
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.
Colombo Social, Enmore
Colombo Social is a social enterprise kitchen, serving up soulful Sri Lankan food while providing employment opportunities for Asylum Seekers. For every person who orders ‘Amma’s banquet menu’ (there is a vegan set menu), they will provide a meal to an asylum seeker in need. How good!
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.
Harvest Bites by OzHarvest
Harvest Bites is a collab between OzHarvest and Sydney’s best chefs. Each week they team up to create restaurant‑quality meals (with delicious vegan options) for you to enjoy at home. Every purchase from Harvest Bites allows OzHarvest to deliver at least 40 meals to people in need. Two thumbs up from us!
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.
Bread & Butter Project
The Bread & Butter Project is Australia’s first social enterprise bakery. They invest 100% of their profits in training people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia to become qualified bakers. You can find their beautiful bread, such as their vegan night rye sourdough at select Woolworths Metros and Harris Farm Markets. Time to break some bread.
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 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.
Parliament on King Street
Food made with love and offered with kindness is what Parliament on King is all about. They work with refugee and asylum seeker chefs, who make dishes from their homelands (like vegan eggplant and chickpea curry) which are available to purchase on FoodSt.They also feed the homeless and those in need at their cafe, for free. We support them 100%.