ELP exists to foster and support grassroots micro business development in remote Aboriginal communities throughout Australia in order to address the extreme economic exclusion experienced by Aboriginal people and to enable non-Indigenous Australians to connect with and share in Australia’s many Aboriginal cultures.
We partner with communities to develop inclusive, creative and sustainable enterprise-based initiatives that support family and community goals. ELP’s grassroots enterprise facilitation approach builds economic agency and fosters local economies, resulting in improved wellbeing and brighter futures for residents of remote Aboriginal communities.
People come and go all the time, but there’s no follow through, no accountability. With ELP, we walk together, we get information together, we help each other. We build up trust and mutual respect. We know ELP are going to keep coming back and helping us.
Doing business can make your life count, make your children proud. I want to live long, I want to learn. I feel excited to hold a camera and take photos. Nothing is going to hold me back. I want to become something.
We need opportunities to do hands-on activities so people can see what is possible And include as many people as possible. Let them feel that excitement. Get everyone on board and make a start with the best ideas. A step by step process to take ideas forward.
I’m going to mentor young fellas, teaching them how to fix bikes and run the shop. Over time they will grow confidence and knowledge and I will be there to support them when they’re ready to take a step towards starting their own enterprise!
Change is happening in our partner communities across remote Australia. Find out how you can support people to continue their enterprise journey.
Precious Plastic aims to create opportunities for Aboriginal fibre artists to produce marketable, cultural arts products from recycled plastic waste…
$2,000 – $10,000 goal
ELP is currently supporting the Tramulla Strong Women’s Group of Kalumburu to establish an op-shop social enterprise. Profits from the sale of donated clothing…
Young Makers Project
$12,000 – $32,000 goal
Dreams for a workshop enterprise, which encompasses both traditional artefact making and modern building techniques, is one shared across different groups in Minyerri…
Our approach supports five stages of enterprise facilitation where
community members build the skills, knowledge, networks and confidence to launch and sustain viable businesses
To ensure grassroots enterprise support continues to be available to Aboriginal people living in remote Australia you can make a donation, offer your skills, expertise and networks, or sponsor a community project.