Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

Map for Impact

In Victoria, social enterprises play an important role in delivering services, fostering economic participation, and contributing to social innovation. Despite growing public and policy interest, little is known about the characteristics and impacts of social enterprises in Victoria. Map for Impact is a ground-breaking study which presents the first comprehensive attempt to map the scope and contributions of Victorian social enterprises.

This project was commissioned as part of the Social Enterprise Strategy implemented by the Victorian Government in 2017. Its aims were firstly to identify, locate, and characterise the population of social enterprises and key intermediaries in Victoria; and, secondly, to value the social and economic impacts of these enterprises, and identify their scope for raising employment participation and job creation. Through a process of desktop research and online data mining, the project identified 3,500 Victorian social enterprises to be analysed. 

Project Timeframe

July 2017 – December 2017 


Research team

In partnership with Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.