The Bankwest Foundation has partnered with the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact (UWA CSI) to undertake a research program Supporting Development and Growth in the Community Sector in Western Australia.
The aim of this program of research is to increase our understanding of the difference community programs make and what factors can enhance the resilience and long-term financial viability of Western Australia’s emerging social enterprise sector.
Improving the evidence base on the measurement of outcomes of community programs and of the financial sustainability of WA’s social enterprises will support growth and innovation in the community sector and build community resilience. Outcomes of the research program will be delivered through the Social Impact Series and through community workshops and forums.
The present paper Resourcing social enterprises: approaches and challenges is the second Issue of the Social Impact Series.