Social Enterprenuer Scholarship

Our unique scholarship offering free coworking and support for 12 months

About the Scholarship

 
Working on a social enterprise and dreaming about rent-free office space?
Want to be part of a unique dynamic co-working space?  Each year Synergize Hub provides 12 months free rent to a Social Entrepreneur.
How does this sound?  One year free access to:
  • a hot desk,
  • free wifi,
  • formal and informal meeting spaces,
  • remote conferencing facilities and other office utilities
  • a network of like-minded supportive, collaborative small business owners.
 
The scholarship provides Hub membership (including all of the above and more) for 12 months valued at $2,200.
The true value of the sponsorship lies in being a part of a supportive culture, sharing skills, creating connections and opportunities for collaboration. 

To be eligible all you need is:
  • a defined business, project or concept brief
  • demonstrated commitment to principles of social entrepreneurship
  • to have conducted preliminary social and/or environmental outcomes assessments
  • preliminary business planning, and
  • a desire to be an active member of Synergize Coworking and share the Hub values.
 
For more information get in contact via our contact page or [email protected]
We look forward to receiving your application
The Synergize Hub Team

Successful Recipients

Starting your own social venture from scratch is a huge undertaking. My organisation Make a Change has grown from strength to strength since I became the first sponsored Social Entrepreneur at the Hub. I’ve picked up so many business tips from productivity to marketing, digital media and more.  I’ve been able to bounce ideas and create new ones. But most importantly I’ve felt supported along the way. On days where I’ve felt this new business venture is getting too hard, I’ve had people willing to listen and offer insight and as small business owners themselves, they totally understand where I’m coming from.’   
Karen Corr
Make a Change Australia

About Synergize Hub

The Synergize Hub was formed in 2012 by a group of diverse entrepreneurs in Bendigo, Central Victoria. They wanted the benefits of co-workers for sharing of ideas, support, and celebration. The underlying ethos of the Hub co-workers is a desire to make a difference in the world, and to be a positive member of the community.

What is unusual about this co-working space is that it is housed in
Haven, Home, Safe. There is a synergy between Haven and the Hub members which is mutually supportive, and Hub members can use some of Haven’s facilities. Members are expected to attend the monthly operations meeting, and contribute to the running of the Hub. We cooperate and share with other co-working spaces in Bendigo. A scholarship to a social enterprise is offered annually.

work floor

Social Entrepreneur

Below are the past and present recipients of the Social Entrepreneur Scholarship