Fostering Aboriginal entrepreneurship

by Enterprise Learning Projects


Aboriginal people living in remote parts of Australia are asking for help to establish businesses to create new opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities. ELP provides capacity building support to enable people to learn about business and build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to launch their own ventures. With ongoing mentoring and support, Aboriginal entrepreneurs are creating sustainable ventures that have widespread positive social and economic impacts.
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Aboriginal people living in remote Australia face extreme economic marginalisation. The lack of opportunity for people to meaningfully participate in the economy has resulted in severe poverty and disadvantage. At the same time, they have access to wisdom and culture that Australia and the rest of the world is hungry for. There is an opportunity for this to be shared through business, and people are seeking the support they need to engage in business development.


Through the provision of capacity building support, ELP enables Aboriginal people to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to establish business ventures and create new opportunities for economic participation. From the seed of an idea to piloting and facilitating specialist support, ELP partners with individuals and communities to bring their ideas to life. This creates new economic opportunities for individuals, families and communities in remote Australia.

Long-Term Impact

ELP's capacity building support increases the quality of life for people living in remote Australia by fostering: Social inclusion Economic participation Social and emotional wellbeing Education This results in: Lower suicide rates Stronger families Improved outcomes for children Lower crime rates Lower Incarceration rates Lower rates of domestic violence Reduced dependence on welfare Increased life opportunities Increased life expectancy

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Enterprise Learning Projects

Location: Alice Springs, NT - Australia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Laura Egan
Alice Springs, NT Australia
$7,511 raised of $10,000 goal
82 donations
$2,489 to go
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