Brands and Businesses inclusive of socially diverse groups, supporting communities and people experiencing hardship. We support brands that help marginalised communities, those effected by disability, LGBTIQ+, Asylum Seekers, Indigenous and Torre Strait Islanders, those experiencing Hardship or Homelessness, and disadvantaged communities, find and gain employment or create awareness.
What does is take for a business to be socially inclusive? For us here at The Social Catalog we want to recommend businesses that hire or train people experiencing hardship or homelessness, supporting asylum seekers or disadvantaged groups into employment opportunities. We are a LGBTIQ+ friendly organisation and we want to know what businesses out there are doing to support our diverse community. We want to support and promote those who support others, those great businesses big and small that give back to help marginalised and dis-advantaged communities grow.
Giving back can have many forms but the values we focus on to be defined a socially inclusive business are:
- Businesses and organisations as businesses that fund or support financially, diverse-community led programs that benefit their marginalised groups and lead to long term positive change.
- Businesses that directly train employees from disadvantaged groups to help them gain stable employment and enhance their skills
-Businesses that educate through leadership, and mentorship programs issues surrounding gender-based diversity, support those in crisis to improve livelihoods of diverse communities.
-Businesses that help in facilitating community workshops and educational programs on their premises surrounding these important social issues.
At The Social Catalog we speak to so many amazing brands and businesses that strive to give back to their communities, we are building a community of our own, and when we connect we realise all the things we have in common, and celebrate all the things that make us different.
Check Out A Few Brands We Love
Wild Timor Coffee Co: The Coffee Company Helping Timor-Leste Coffee Growers To Get a Fair Go
Wild Timor Cafe is a social enterprise, run by Australian soldiers who support Timor-Leste Coffee growers, break into the Melbourne coffee scene and gain a fair price for their unique coffee beans. They have a cafe in Coburg and supply coffee all over Melbourne, and online.
Free To Feed: Taking You On a Culinary Adventure and Helping Asylum Seekers Gain Employment
Free To Feed is a Not-For-Profit, Social Enterprise using food and culture to bring people together and help refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants to build skills in hospitality, find meaningful employment and embrace our shared cultures.