Fostering Rural Entrepreneurship
RCV will be rolling out a program in partnership with the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE), to promote, explore and develop rural entrepreneurship and social enterprise across our rural communities.
All 38 Rural Council Victoria members will be involved in this project, and we invite you to start thinking about people from all areas of your community who display leadership and an interest in doing something proactive in their communities to grow prosperity, social capital and the economy.
ACRE is a ‘for-purpose’ organisation based in Beechworth that takes a whole of community approach to developing an entrepreneurship ecosystem. ACRE’s aim is to create pathways for entrepreneurial talent in the same way young artists, scholars and athletes are supported. It will do this by providing education, mentoring and direct support to accelerate good ideas in rural communities and demonstrate the role social enterprise can play in rejuvenating rural communities.
Further information about the project with ACRE will be made available at future meetings and in coming eNewsletters.