Social Enterprise (Community, Not-for-Profit, For Profit)

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Hi guys! This is going to sound absolutely out there – but here goes something! I am in for advice, not just for funding, but also in regards to how I can best set up a social enterprise. But most importantly, at this stage – I require funding just to get my research and development going. In the heat of Covid-19 (I know terrible timing), I have decided to open a co-working space for artists, social innovators, social entrepreneurs, writers etc for creative development, for artists alike to share knowledge, ideas and skills through workshops, for them to showcase their artwork/work through our exhibit/multi-use spaces. Most importantly, a space for the public to feel comfortable to express themselves safely and freely that isn’t in a bar. I am intending to open this space on the 2nd of September, with a “grand” opening on the 5th with an evening exhibit. I am currently at the stage of research and development and am in need of funding to get the building ready for a co-working space, for me to furnish the place and I guess for me to pay myself while I slowly take myself out of my usual work and also pay others so I can get things done. I currently have a number of mentors helping me out, The Exchange in Christchurch being one of them as they are exactly what I am trying to do, but instead in Wanaka. There is currently such a high demand for co-working artist space in Wanaka that is affordable to artists that are trying to pursue their creativity professionally. My partner and I are one of them, and in the last year or so, we have been lending our dining room table to artists who needed space but we unable to work from home due to their living situation. In Wanaka, due to such high rental prices, a lot of housing situations are shared with a lot of people and shared with people we don’t know too well. So finding creative space within your own home can be a little difficult. My partner and I have just finally found the perfect house to rent out with a room for an office, but we had to sacrifice a lot of money for that spare room to be an office rather than another housemate. We currently share this 8m2 office space with 4 other artists… and let’s just say we are making it work, but it is quite a tight fit. This is the first time I will be establishing anything like this, I have opened a co-op cafe in Melbourne, am currently running a conscious kitchen as well as a reusable cup system with my partner, but nothing as big and collective as I plan this to be. I need help in finding funding, how to apply for funding and also how to structure this as social enterprise. I am currently working on developing a “business” plan as well as implementing a strong social lean canvas in every aspect, but I definitely need help. I have been advised to contact you and am hoping you guys would be able to point me in the right direction. Thank you, Nat

Question submitted by @nat-wolf 12/07/2020 @ 8:44 pm

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Question submitted by @anonymous 14/05/2020 @ 11:31 am

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