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. ELP’s work with remote communities is informed and driven by individual, family and community aspirations around economic and social change. Strong themes that have emerged in our work with remote communities to date include employment and job readiness, youth mental health/suicide prevention, justice reinvestment, and the desire to preserve traditional knowledge and cultural practices. ELP’s model uses enterprise learning and development as a tool to achieve sustainable responses to these issues.
``OUR END GAME IS ONE IN WHICH ABORIGINAL PEOPLE LIVING IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES HAVE THE ABILITY TO IDENTIFY AND PURSUE BUSINESS IDEAS. WE’RE STEADILY WORKING TOWARDS THIS, AND THE ENTERPRISE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT THAT ELP IS FOSTERING THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IS STEADILY LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS TO BE ACHIEVED. THE IMPACT WE HAVE CREATED THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A COLLECTIVE EFFORT AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO ALL OF OUR COLLABORATORS. SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS BUILDING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN 2017.`` LAURA EGAN - CEO
ELP’s vision is to see a greater number of successful Aboriginal businesses and further growth of existing Aboriginal businesses in remote Australia.
Our mission is to promote and support grassroots micro business development in remote Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.