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We are changemakers like you creating social and environmental impact. We are a community that brings together like minded people from all sectors across SA. We create safe space to connect on your, often lonely journey as a Social Entrepreneur. Come and learn, collaborate, and grow with us.

About Social Enterprise Academy South Africa:

We believe social entrepreneurs play an essential role in changing the world. We strengthen their role in local communities across South Africa through transformational learning that will increase their community impact.

We are a registered nonprofit organisation in South Africa with NPO number: 2012/175638/08


  • The 2023 SMME Booster Fund is open for proposals until 31 March 2024 (Subject to budget availability)
  • Fit for Life Foundation awards grants of EUR 100,000
  • Call for Gauteng Youth Fund Applications!

Sign in and head over to our Funding Opportunities section for the details!

Join Social Enterprise Connect

Incredible people like you who are stepping up across South Africa to make a difference in their communities need support. We are committed to connecting and supporting you with resources to build and grow their impact. 

Members can look forward to:
  • Connecting with other social enterprises
  • Accessing latest funding opportunities
  • Free resources to help grow your social enterprise
  • Asking questions on our support forums
  • Exclusive member events around the country
  • Advertising their social enterprise products and services in our Connect Marketplace
Who can become members?
  • Do you run a social impact organisation?
  • Are you reinvesting most of your profit back into the fulfilment of your mission?
  • Do you run a business with the purpose of uplifting your community through economic activity?
  • Do you run a non-profit organisation that’s transitioning from donor funding to self-sufficiency?

What is Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is a business that combines social impact with economic activity. Social enterprises seek to maximise profits while maximising benefits to society and the environment. Their profits are principally used to fund social programs. These businesses are driven by a social/environmental mission and reinvest profits into creating positive social change.